Crooks Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old crooks quotes, crooks sayings, and crooks proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Crooks aren't the worst people, just the stupidest. The fleas of the world. Orson Welles
What's a crook, only a businessman without a shop. Brendan Behan
Very well then, better a sane crook than a mad puritan. F.Scott Fitzgerald
I don't know why we'd need so many more prisons when the crooks seem so happy in the Senate. Jack Layton
A silver-tongued charlatan and a half-wit society are made for each other! When these two come together in an election, a great disaster happens: Charlatan comes to power! Mehmet Murat ildan
The charlatan is always the pioneer... The quack of yesterday is the professor of tomorrow. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief. William Shakespeare
Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Every time a thief steals, he steals from his own peace, from his own honor! No man is as poor as a rich thief! Mehmet Murat ildan
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. Aesop
The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter. Dashiell Hammet
A charlatan makes obscure what is clear; a thinker makes clear what is obscure. Hugh Kingsmill
We've had crooks from the beginning of time...It's always very interesting and troubling why good people do bad things. Henry Paulson
You can't get rich in politics unless you're a crook. Harry S Truman
I know many crooks and they never preach, but I don't know anyone who preaches that isn't a crook also. Indro Montanelli
Crooks are early adopters. Craig Newmark
A thief is a thief, whether he steals a diamond or a cucumber. Indian Proverb
The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be. Lao Tzu
A thief, though rich, will continue to steal, but an honest man, though poor, will ever seek to pay his debts. John Andreas Widtsoe
The big thieves hang the little ones. Czech Proverb
It is not easy to steal where the landlord is a thief. Irish Sayings
One bush, they say can never hide two thieves Aristophanes
Those crooks exhibit the epidermis of pachyderms. But I am prepared to fight them. I have cultivated intestinal fortitude. Miriam Santiago
A crook is a crook, and there's something healthy about his frankness in the matter. But any guy who pretends he is enforcing the law and steals on his authority is a swell snake. The worst type of these punks is the big politician. You can only get a little of his time because he spends so much time covering up that no one will know that he is a thief. A hard-working crook will-and can-get those birds by the dozen, but right down in his heart he won't depend on them-hates the sight of them. Al Capone
The real culprits are those who created a system that makes it dangerous to work and safe to loaf. Thomas Sowell
Every time we try to plug a hole in the system, the crooks are finding a way to beat the system. Steve Camp
An artist who conforms to conventional ideas is nothing but a mere charlatan. Michael Bassey Johnson
Fraud is the ready minister of injustice. Edmund Burke