Thief

Famous quotes containing the word thief:

    Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser’s passion, not the thief’s.
    William Blake (1757–1827)

    Scarlett O’Hara: Oh, oh, Rhett. For the first time I’m finding out what it is to be sorry for something I’ve done.
    Rhett Butler: Dry your eyes. If you had it all to do over again, you’d do no differently. You’re like the thief who isn’t the least bit sorry he stole, but he’s terribly, terribly sorry he’s going to jail.
    Sidney Howard (1891–1939)

    Time is a very bankrupt and owes more than he’s worth to
    season.
    Nay, he’s a thief too: have you not heard men say,
    That Time comes stealing on by night and day?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)