Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

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Madame Deluzy, Luzy Dorothee

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Character | Crime | Nothing |

Tyron Edwards

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.

Body | Character | Crime | Murder | Murder |

Juvenal, fully Decimus Junius Juvenalis NULL

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

Character | Crime | Guilt |

George Savile, fully Sir George Savile, 1st Marquis of Halifax

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

Character | Crime | Men | Popularity | Virtue | Virtue | Will |

Lionel Trilling

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.

Character | Crime | Hypocrisy | Integrity | Witness | Vice |

Charles Pierre Baudelaire

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

Crime | Love | Wisdom |

Vernon Carter

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.

Crime | Education | Mind | Progress | Science | Wisdom | Words | Child |

Agatha Christie, fully Dame Agatha Miller Christie

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.

Crime | Nothing | Opinion | Punishment | Wisdom |

Henry Ford

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

Capital punishment | Charity | Crime | Poverty | Punishment | Wisdom | Wrong |

Abbie Hoffman, fully Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman

It’s universally wrong to steal from your neighbor, but once you get the one-to-one level, and pit the individual against the multinational conglomerate, the federal bureaucracy, the modern plantation of agro-business, or the utility company, it becomes strictly a value judgment to decide exactly who is stealing from whom. One person’s crime is another person’s profit. Capitalism is license to steal; the government simply regulates who steals and how much.

Business | Capitalism | Crime | Government | Individual | Judgment | Wisdom | Wrong | Government | Value |