To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked.

War is a crime which involves all others crimes.

One crime is everything; two nothing.

To murder character is as truly a crime as to murder the body: the tongue of the slanderer is brother to the dagger of the assassin.

Health is so necessary to all the duties as well as pleasures of life that the crime of squandering it is equal to the folly.

I know not any crime so great that a man could contrive to commit as poisoning the sources of eternal truth.

If misery be the effect of virtue, it; ought to be reverenced; if of ill-fortune, to be pitied; and of vice, not to be insulted, because it is perhaps itself a punishment adequate to the crime by which it was produced.

He who within his breast meditates a crime has all the guilt of the deed.

No crime (evil) is founded upon reason.

Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue when men have it whether they will or not.

Crime can never go unpunished, since the punishment of crime lies in the crime itself.

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

No crime has been without a precedent.

The hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself. What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all vices except this one.

We should never victimize as we do, children whose only crime is color.

What is irritating about love is that it is a crime that requires an accomplice.

The teaching of any science, for purposes of liberal education, without linking it with social progress and teaching its social significance, is a crime against the student mind. It is like teaching a child how to pronounce words but now what they mean.

To say that every crime brings its own punishment is by way of being a platitude, and yet in my opinion nothing can be truer.

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.

Leisure is the mother of philosophy... The source of every crime , is some defect of the understanding; or some error in reasoning; or some sudden force of the passions... And the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.