Great Throughts Treasury

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George Bernard Shaw

When a man wants to murder a tiger, he calls it sport: when the tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity. The distinction between crime and justice is no greater.

Crime | Distinction | Justice | Man | Murder | Wants | Murder |

George Bernard Shaw

Youth is a wonderful thing: what a crime to waste it on children.

Children | Crime | Waste | Youth |

George Santayana

To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.

Crime | Merit | War |

Henry Miller, aka Henry Valentine Miller

The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself.

Crime | Knowledge | Study |

Immanuel Kant

Every man is to be respected as an absolute end in himself: and it is a crime against the dignity that belongs to him as a human being, to use him as a mere means for some external purpose.

Absolute | Crime | Dignity | Man | Means | Purpose | Purpose |

Immanuel Kant

There is no likeness or proportion between life, however painful, and death; and therefore there is no equality between the crime of murder and the retaliation of it but what is judicially accomplished by the execution of the criminal. His death, however, must be kept free from all maltreatment that would make the humanity suffering in his person loathsome or abominable.

Crime | Death | Equality | Humanity | Life | Life | Murder | Retaliation | Suffering | Murder |

Jean de La Fontaine

When crime wishes to attack innocence, it can always find a pretext for doing so.

Crime | Innocence | Wishes |

Jawaharlal Nehru

In the name of religion many great and fine deeds have been performed. In the name of religion also, thousands and millions have been killed, and every possible crime has been committed.

Crime | Deeds | Religion | Deeds |

Joseph Addison

Education is leading human souls to what is best, and no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate, no despotism can enslave.

Crime | Destroy | Education | Enemy |

Latin Proverbs

The instigator of a crime is worse than the perpetrator.

Crime |

Percy Bysshe Shelley

It is not a merit to tolerate, but rather a crime to be intolerant.

Crime | Merit |

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wherever a man commits a crime, God finds a witness... Every secret crime has its reporter.

Crime | God | Man | Witness | God |

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The crime which bankrupts men and states is job-work - declining from your main design, to serve a turn here or there.

Crime | Design | Men | Work |

Richard Jefferies, fully John Richard Jefferies

How can I adequately express my contempt for the assertion that all things occur for the best, for a wise and beneficent end, and are ordered by a human intelligence! It is the most utter falsehood and a crime against the human race.

Assertion | Contempt | Crime | Falsehood | Human race | Intelligence | Race | Wise |

Robert Ingersoll, fully Robert Green "Bob" Ingersoll

This crime called blasphemy was invented by priests for the purpose of defending doctrines not able to take care of themselves.

Blasphemy | Care | Crime | Purpose | Purpose |

Voltaire, pen name of François-Marie Arouet NULL

Fear succeeds crime - it is its punishment.

Crime | Fear | Punishment |

Thomas Moore

The ending of a relationship is as mysterious as its beginning... We tend to look for rational causes and to blame one of the parties for committing the crime of ending. Fate and its important relationship to the soul are forgotten... The soul in a relationship is not only contained in each individual, it is also contained in the relationship itself.

Beginning | Blame | Crime | Fate | Important | Individual | Relationship | Soul | Fate |

William Hazlitt

There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion. This makes nothing in their favor, but is a proud compliment to man’s nature. Whatever he is or does, he cannot entirely efface the stamp of the divinity on him. Let him strive ever so, he cannot divest himself of his natural sublimity of thought and affection, however he may pervert or deprave it to ill.

Crime | Divinity | Infamy | Man | Nature | Nothing | Religion | Thought | Virtue | Virtue | Thought | Vice |

Ervin László

Evolving our consciousness is not something we do only for ourselves - it is something we also do for others...for all others, and for the earth. Because we open up and let our body and mind feel the ties with others and with nature, we change ourselves, and change others around us. When a sufficient number of people pray or meditate together, or find another path to evolve their consciousness, other people are affected as well. More sick people heal, divorce and suicide rates drop, crime and violence diminish. When many people open up, a powerful force develops - a leap of consciousness takes place.

Body | Change | Consciousness | Crime | Force | Mind | People | Suicide |