Small crimes always precede great ones. Never have we seen timid innocence pass suddenly to extreme licentiousness.
Nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb. (Amend. V)
To violate the law is the same crime in the emperor as in the subject.
I think people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial. (Amend. VI)
It is not the thief who is hanged, but one who was caught stealing.
Much as he is opposed to law – breaking, he is not bigoted about it.
When superficiality is not a virtue, it is worse than a crime.
He that will steal an egg will steal an ox.
Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue.