Criminal Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old criminal quotes, criminal sayings, and criminal proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The offender never pardons.     

George Herbert

The criminal justice system, like any system designed by human beings, clearly has its flaws.     

Ben Whishaw

A criminal mind needs consideration rather than the criminal itself. In truth, there are more criminals than those who committed a crime.     

Harshit Walia

Our crime against criminals lies in the fact that we treat them like rascals.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The offender, who repents, is not yet lost.     


Criminals should be punished, not fed pastries.     

Lemony Snicket

There is no crime in anyone's blood any more than there is goodness in the blood of others. Criminals are not born. They are made by hunger, want and injustice.     

Khuswant Singh

Every society has the criminals it deserves.     

Emma Goldman

Every criminal has a good mind conquered by the devil.     

Munia Khan

Both villains and heroes need to have a steadfast belief in themselves.     

Jack Gleeson

Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.     

Hannah Arendt

Villains are meant to be hated.     

Johanna Lindsey

To destroy an offender cannot benefit society so much as to redeem him.     

L. Frank Baum

We're not lawbreakers, we're law-abiding, and intend to stay that way.     

Panayiotis Zavos

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.     

Bertrand Russell

Law without reason is criminal.     

Criss Jami

A criminal always returns home.     

Ljupka Cvetanovaetanova

When a judge departs from the letter of the law he becomes a lawbreaker.     

Francis Bacon

All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.