Great Throughts Treasury

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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 |

M. Beer

Man's freedom is his inner worth; His guilt alone can rob him of it.

Freedom | Guilt | Man | Wisdom | Worth |

William Blackstone, fully Sir William Blackstone

The suicide is guilt of a double offence; one spiritual, in invading the prerogative of the Almighty... the other temporal, against the king.

Guilt | Suicide | 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 |

Tyron Edwards

Sin with the multitude, and your responsibility and guilt are as great and as truly personal, as if you alone had done the wrong.

Guilt | Responsibility | Sin | Wisdom | Wrong |

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 |

Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud

To be sure, if it is the purpose of educators to stifle the child’s power of independent thought as early as possible, in order to produce that ‘good behavior’ which is so highly prized, they cannot do better than deceive children in sexual matters and intimidate them by religious means. The stronger characters will, it is true, withstand these influences; they will become rebels against the authority of their parents and later against every other form of authority. When children do not receive the explanations for which they turn to their elders, they go on tormenting themselves in secret with the problem, and produce attempts at solution in which the truth they have guessed is mixed up in the most extraordinary way with grotesque inventions; or else they whisper confidences to each other which, because of the sense of guilt in the youthful inquirers, stamp everything sexual as horrible and disgusting.

Authority | Behavior | Better | Children | Good | Guilt | Means | Order | Parents | Power | Purpose | Purpose | Receive | Sense | Thought | Truth | Will | Wisdom | Thought |

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 |

Thomas Hobbes

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.

Crime | Error | Force | Leisure | Life | Life | Man | Mother | Philosophy | Understanding | Wisdom |

Guiseppe Mazzini

To be mistaken is a misfortune to be pitied; but to know the truth and not to conform one's actions to it is a crime which Heaven and Earth condemn.

Crime | Earth | Heaven | Misfortune | Truth | Wisdom | Misfortune |

Publius Syrus

He who overlooks one crime invites the commission of another.

Crime | Wisdom |

Friedrich Schiller, fully Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.

Blame | Daring | Fortune | Greatness | Guilt | Wisdom |

Thomas Tusser

What greater crime than loss of time?

Crime | Time | Wisdom | Loss |