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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Crime
 
A crime in which many are implicated goes unpunished.  Lucan.  1
A great crime is in a great man greater.  Massinger.  2
Be sparing of persons, speak of crimes.  Latin.  3
Crimes may be secret, yet not secure.  4
Criminals are punished that others may be amended.  Italian.  5
Extraordinary crimes call aloud for extraordinary remedies.  Lord Molesworth.  6
He acts the third crime that defends the first.  Ben Jonson.  7
He that conceives a crime in thought, contracts the danger of an actual fault.  Dryden.  8
He who profits by a crime commits it.  Seneca.  9
One crime has to be concealed by another.  Seneca.  10
Petty crimes are punished: great, rewarded.  Ben Jonson.  11
Successful crime is called virtue.  Seneca.  12
The greater the man the greater the crime.  13
The prince and even the people are responsible for the crimes they neglect to punish.  Totilla. (See Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.)  14
The success of a criminal is almost instantly followed by the loss of his prize.  Gibbon.  15
We easily forget crimes known only to ourselves.  Rochefoucauld.  16
 
 
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