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He profits by crime is guilty of it.
  [Lat., Cui podest scelus,
    Is fecit.]
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), Medea (D)

While crime is punished it yet increases.
  [Lat., Dumque punitur scelus,
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), Thyestes

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.
  [Lat., Qui non vetat peccare, cum possit, jubet.]
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), Troades

The guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who impose them.
  [Lat., Ad auctores redit
    Sceleris coacti culpa.]
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), Troades

Foul deeds will rise,
  Though all the earth o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes.
      - William Shakespeare

All is not well.
  I doubt some foul play. Would the night were come!
    Till then sit still, my soul. Foul deeds will rise,
      Though all the earth o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes.
      - William Shakespeare,
        Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at I, ii)

Between the acting of a dreadful thing
  And the first motion, all the interim is
    Like a phantasma or a hideous dream.
      - William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
         (Brutus at II, i)

Tremble, thou wretch,
  That hast within thee undivulged crimes
    Unwhipped of justice.
      - William Shakespeare, King Lear
         (King Lear at III, ii)

Ere the bat hath flown
  His cloistered flight, ere to black Hecate's summons
    The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums
      Hath rung night's yawning peal, there shall be done
        A deed of dreadful note.
      - William Shakespeare, Macbeth
         (Macbeth at III, ii)

Beyond the infinite and boundless reach
  Of mercy, if thou didst this deed of death,
    Art thou damned, Hubert.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Life and Death of King John
         (Bastard at IV, iii)

If little faults proceeding on distemper
  Shall not be winked at, how shall we stretch our eye
    When capital crimes, chewed, swallowed, and digested,
      Appear before us?
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Life of King Henry the Fifth
         (King Henry at II, ii)

Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.
      - George Bernard Shaw

If you share the crime of your friend, you make it your own.
  [Lat., Amici vitium ni feras, facis tuum.]
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims

Crime succeeds by sudden despatch; honest counsels gain vigor by delay.
      - Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)

To be at peace in crime! ah, who can thus flatter himself.
  [Fr., Du repos dans le crime! ah! qui peut s'en flatter.]
      - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),
        Oreste (I, 5)

Fear follows crime and is its punishment.
  [Fr., La crainte suit le crime, et c'est son chatiment.]
      - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),
        Semiramis (V, 1)

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.
      - Daniel Webster

Yet each man kills the thing he loves,
  By each let this be heard,
    Some do it with a bitter look,
      Some with a flattering word,
        The coward does it with a kiss,
          The brave man with a sword.
      - Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde),
        Ballad of Reading Gaol

It is supposable that, in the eyes of angels, a struggle down a dark lane and a battle of Leipsic differ in nothing but excess of wickedness.
      - Robert Aris Willmott

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