"Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred."
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"A man must serve his time to every trade save censure -- critics all are ready made."
"A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else."
"All criminals turn preachers under the gallows."
"Great thieves punish little ones."
"In times of trouble leniency becomes crime."
"Set a thief to catch a thief."
"Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat."
"Locks keep out only the honest."
"Small crimes always precedes great ones."
"A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation."
"Crime when it succeeds is called virtue."
"He has committed the crime who profits by it."
"One crime has to be concealed by another."
"He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's not
robbed at all"
"The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier."
"From a single crime know the nation."
"Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression."
"Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes"
"The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people."
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