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1. “Enter, stranger, but take heedOf what awaits the sin of greed,For those who take, but do not earn,Must pay most dearly in their turn.So if you seek beneath our floorsA treasure that was never yours,Thief, you have been warned, bewareOf finding more than treasure there.”

Tags : Gringotts Stealing Thieves Warning
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

2. “Thieves and liars kill indirectly, unintentionally, and with no other weapon than their tongues and malice.”

Tags : Honesty Inspiration Liars Malice Thief Thieves Tongue Wisdom

3. “Anya looked upon Nin admirably. Having him as a partner-in-crime—if only on this one occasion, which she hoped would only be the start of something more—was more revitalizing than the cheap thrills of a cookie-cutter shallow, superficial romance, where the top priority was how beautiful a person was on the outside.”

Tags : Beauty Elven Elven Charm Human Behavior Humanity Humankind Insight Love Modernism Modernity Postmodern Reflection Reflective Relationships Self Self Confidence Self Love Sensibility Series Social Change Superficial Thief Thief At Night Thieves Urban Fantasy Series Ya Urban Fantasy Young Adult Young Adult Fiction Young Adult Literature Young Adult Novels Young Adult Series
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : The Other Side of Life

4. “Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.”

Tags : Competition Deserving Destruction Dictatorship Entitlement Man Nature Overpowering Power Pride Selfishness Stealing Thieves Tyranny
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

5. “For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.”

Tags : Education Manners Politics Punishment Scapegoats Thieves
Author : Thomas More
Source : Utopia

6. “In medieval times, contrary to popular belief, most knights were bandits, mercenaries, lawless brigands, skinners, highwaymen, and thieves. The supposed chivalry of Charlemagne and Roland had as much to do with the majority of medieval knights as the historical Jesus with the temporal riches and hypocrisy of the Catholic Church, or any church for that matter. Generally accompanied by their immoral entourage or servants, priests, and whores, they went from tourney to tourney like a touring rock and roll band, sports team, or gang of South Sea pirates. Court to court, skirmish to skirmish, rape to rape. Fighting as the noble's substitution for work.”

Tags : Bandits Brigands Catholic Church Charlemagne Chivalry Highwaymen Jesus Knighthood Knights Medieval Life Mercenaries Noblemen Pirates Priests Rock And Roll Bands Servants Skirmishes Sports Teams Thieves
Author : Tod Wodicka
Source : All Shall Be Well; And All Shall Be Well; And All Manner of Things Shall Be Well

7. “It’s unfair to see managers buying brand new cars for themselves when the salaries of their workers still remain unpaid! Good leaders are not selfish thinkers!”

Tags : Brand New Cars Cars Cheat Cheater Employees Employers Food For Thought Good Leaders Israelmore Ayivor Lead People Leaders Managers Myles Munroe New Cars Politicians Politics Poor Leadership Salaries Salary Self Willed Stealing Thief Unfair Managers Workers
Source : Leaders' Watchwords

8. “Leaders will love to be poor and see their people rich, than to be rich and see their people poor. This is their mission.”

Tags : Africa Change Change Makers Change The World Corrupt Corrupt Leaders Govern Greed Greediness Greedy Greedy Leaders Hungry I Am Rich Leaders Leadership Political Leaders Politics Poor People Poverty Rich Rich Man Thief Thieves Wealthy
Source : Leaders' Ladder

9. “You don't necessarily need atomic bombs to destroy a nation. Politicians who value their pockets than the life of citizens always do that every day.”

Tags : African Leaders Anas Ayemeyaw Anas Anti Corruption Bad Leaders Bribery Bribery Corruption Conflicts Continent Corruption Country Destroy Destroy A Nation Food For Thought Leader Leaders Leadership Money Nation Nations Political Leaders Political Perversion Political Pockets Politics Say Not To Corruption Self Improvement Violence War
Source : Leaders' Ladder

10. “When you optimize your talents very well, you can pick money from people's pockets and nobody will ever get the guts to call you a thief.”

Tags : Achieve Achievers Brain Call Congratulation Dream Big Dreams Excellence Extra Mile Knowledge Money Optimize People Pockets Poor Potentials Rich Thieves Use Wealthy Weath Wisdom

11. “The instant that any government obtains a monetary printing press, it becomes a deeply dishonest government, empowered to rob people by stealth. A government with the power to print money knows no limits.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Austrian Economics Austrian School Of Economics Collectivism Free Market Freedom Gang Government Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Mafia Nap Non Aggression Principle Politics Slavery Socialism Statism Subjugation Taxation Theft Thieves Violence Voluntaryism

12. “I am against justice … whenever it is carried out by a mob.”

Tags : At Fault Crime Delinquent Errant Erring Guilt Guilty In The Wrong Injustice Innocent Until Proven Guilty Justice Mob Mob Injustice Murder Murders Offending Peccant Rapes Raping Responsible Sinful Steal Witches

13. “Don't let a thief into your house three times. The first time was enough. The second time was a chance. The third time means you're stupid.”

Tags : Advice Dealing With People Friendships Guidance Life And Living People Relationships Thieves Warning Wisdom Quotes
Author : C. JoyBell C.

14. “In Venice in the Middle Ages there was once a profession for a man called a codega--a fellow you hired to walk in front of you at night with a lit lantern, showing you the way, scaring off thieves and demons, bringing you confidence and protection through the dark streets. ”

Tags : Demons Protection Thieves
Source : Eat, Pray, Love

15. “Forget diamonds or dogs—a girl or boy's best friend is always a high-powered weapon.”

Tags : Athena Darkship Thena Thieves
Author : Sarah A. Hoyt
Source : DarkShip Thieves

16. “The grandeur of the thieving falsity is larceny, the fall of cities.”

Tags : Cities Crime End Of An Era End Of The Age Fall Falling Falsehoods Grandeur Greatness Larceny Lies Stealing Stolen Theft Thieves Truths White Collar Crime

17. “But he's nice," Barby objected.Tom Bishop smiled without humor. "Most pleasant and interesting man I ever knew was a burglar.”

Tags : 1949 Burglars Burglary Interesting People Nice Guys Nice People Thieves
Author : John Blaine
Source : The Phantom Shark

18. “I can pick a liar from a lineup of thieves and slanderers: the best of the best. I was hoping you would not resist the information we need but I must ask you now to answer my question truthfully and to choose your next words wisely. What does the key open?”

Tags : Key Liars Slanderes Thieves Truth Wisely
Author : Celia Mcmahon
Source : Skye

19. “I've got kids that enjoy stealing. I've got kids that don't think about stealing one way or the other, and I've got kids that just tolerate stealing because they know they've got nothing else to do. But nobody--and I mean nobody--has ever been hungry for it like this boy. If he had a bloody gash across his throat and a physiker was trying to sew it up, Lamora would steal the needle and thread and die laughing. He...steals too much.”

Tags : Gentleman Bastards Locke Lamora Stealing Thieves
Author : Scott Lynch
Source : The Lies of Locke Lamora

20. “The thief, as will become apparent, was a special type of thief. This thief was an artist of theft. Other thieves merely stole everything that was not nailed down, but this thief stole the nails as well.”

Tags : Humor Stealing Thievery Thieves
Source : Sourcery

21. “Whenever someone starts talking about 'fair competition' or indeed, about 'fairness' in general, it is time to keep a sharp eye on your wallet, for it is about to be picked.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Austrian School Of Economics Coercion Fair Free Markets Freedom Gang Government Interventionism Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Mafia Non Aggression Principle Protectionism Rulers Statism Taxation Theft Thieves Trade Voluntaryism

22. “We’re a different sort of thief here, Lamora. Deception and misdirection are our tools. We don’t believe in hard work when a false face and a good line of bullshit can do so much more.”

Tags : Deception Thieves
Author : Scott Lynch
Source : The Lies of Locke Lamora

23. “After another ten minutes, the gates of thievery would open just a crack, and Liesel Meminger would widen them a little further and squeeze through. ***TWO QUESTIONS***Would the gates shut behind her?Or would they have the goodwill to let her back out?As Liesel would discover, a good thief requires many things.Stealth. Nerve. Speed.More important than any of those things, however, was one final requirement.Luck.Actually.Forget the ten minutes.The gates open now.”

Tags : Gates Liesel Meminger Markus Zusak The Book Thief Thieves
Author : Markus Zusak
Source : The Book Thief

24. “He is a liar, a thief, a killer and a cannibal. And he is running for political office! Someone must stop him.”

Tags : Cannibals Charles Soule Killers Liars Politicians Strongman Thief Thieves
Author : Charles Soule

25. “If a thief and an immoral society finds a thief and an immoral political leader, it will support him to the death!”

Tags : Immoral Politicians Immoral Society Murat Ildan Quotations Politicians Politicians Quotes Thief Thief Society Thieves To The Death

26. “Countries who don’t have brave prosecutors and fearless judges will instead have plenty of thieves, many killers and even stupid dictators!”

Tags : Countries Dictators Judges Murat Ildan Quotations Prosecution Prosecutor Prosecutors Thieves

27. “Here is a tragicomic reality of all the regimes: People work hard to feed their thief politicians, their thief kings and thief queens or their thief presidents! And therefore the tragicomic reality of all the times is this: There can exist no thieves without the support of people!”

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28. “What kind of knife is this?” Locke held a rounded buttering utensil up for Chains’ inspection. “It’s all wrong. You couldn’t kill anyone with this.”

Tags : Locke Lamora Thieves
Author : Scott Lynch
Source : The Lies of Locke Lamora

29. “Crooked Warden, I will fear no darkness for the night is yours," muttered Locke, pointing the first two fingers of his left hand into the darkness. The Dagger of the Thirteenth, a thief's gesture against evil. "Your night is my cloak, my shield, my escape from those who hunt to feed the noose. I will fear no evil, for you have made the night my friend.""Bless the Benefactor," said Jean, squeezing Locke's left forearm. "Peace and profit to his children.”

Tags : Beneficence Blessings Children Evil Forearms Night Peace Profit Protection Thieves Wards
Author : Scott Lynch
Source : Red Seas Under Red Skies

30. “For him that stealeth, or borroweth and returneth not, this book from its owner,Let it change into a serpent in his hand and rend him. Let him be struck with palsy and all his members blasted. Let him languish in pain crying out for mercy, Let there be no surcease to his agony till he sink in dissolution. Let bookworms gnaw his entrails in token of the worm that dieth not.When at last he goeth to his final punishment, Let the flames of Hell consume him forever.[attributed to the Monastery of San Pedro in Barcelona, Spain]”

Tags : Books Curses Libraries Thieves
Source : A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books

31. “Looters become looted, while time and tide make us mercenaries all.”

Tags : Human Nature Looters Looting Mercenaries Theft Thieves
Source : The Wise Man's Fear

32. “Thena . . . I fell in love with you as you are. Fractured, maybe. Lost, perhaps. But I'm no prize either.”

Tags : Darkship Kit Klaavil Thena Thieves
Author : Sarah A. Hoyt
Source : DarkShip Thieves

33. “I appreciate thieves who do their research, but at least you recognize worth when you see it.”

Tags : Middle Grade Sarcastic Humor Thieves
Author : M.L. LeGette
Source : The Orphan and the Thief

34. “Let me enlighten you. We are a pack of liars, thieves, and wastrels, the lot ofus...There is not an honestly gained parcel of land in the whole earldom. Every acre, every village was stolen through one reprehensible manner or another. Deceit, blackmail, extortion, all ofit. It’s disgusting.”Alex waited a moment to make sure Whit was quite through before asking, “How long ago?”“Did we steal the land, do you mean?”Alex nodded.“Up until about a hundred years ago, then the wastrels took over.”

Tags : Earldom Humor Thieves
Source : As Luck Would Have It

35. “Little thieves get shot, but great ones escape.” Kelly Oliver, WOLF: A Jessica James Mystery”

Tags : Escape Thief Thieves
Author : Kelly Oliver
Source : Wolf

36. “Some kleptomaniacs do not steal things only; they also, while some only, steal lovers.”

Tags : Aphorisms Aphorists Breakup Breakups Funny Habit Habits Hilarious Humor Humorous Joke Jokes Kleptomania Kleptomaniac Kleptomaniacs Lover Lovers Satire Steal Theft Thief Thieves Urge Urges

37. “Thieves are always the most careful of their purses.”

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Author : Robert Jordan
Source : Knife of Dreams

38. “Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am -- not stuck in the middle, but hovering above the entire farcical spectrum, weeping as I behold my fellow man's devotion to political illusion and self-destruction.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Coercion Collectivism Evil Freedom Gang Government Individualism Libertarian Liberty Matrix Philosophy Politics Rationality Reason Self Knowledge Statism Taxation Theft Thieves Truth Voluntaryism Voting
Author : Robert Higgs

39. “The gangs of arrogant thieves that can rob you of your success are your own doubts, fears and low self-image. Get them arrested and kept distances apart and you and your accomplishments are secured.”

Tags : Accomplish Accomplishments Attack Distance Doubting Doubts Fear Fear Of The Unknown Fearful Fears Food For Thought Gang Israelmore Ayivor Loot Rob Robbers Secure Security Self Esteem Self Image Steal Success Thieves
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

40. “Thieves, spies and other wise guys are working everywhere…including in branches of the U.S. government.”

Tags : Government Spies Thieves Wise Guys
Author : Sherry Morris
Source : Hundred Dollar Bill

41. “My body is my own," I said. "I may choose to share it with someone, but it's not for sale or for hire, nor is it a reward. I'd rather starve to death than use it as such.”

Tags : Chiarin Fantasy Half Elves Prostitution Rin Romance Sex Thieves Zash Zashter
Author : Erica Dakin
Source : The Ritual

42. “Hastily, she put down the teacup. ‘What do I do? What do I do?’ she’d muttered as she resumed fast-pacing round the kitchen, dabbing a tea-towel absently at the stain, then clutching it to her breast like a lifesaver. ‘Call the cops? No I can’t do that ... Go and help him?’ She envisioned the grizzly scene. ‘No, I don’t really want to do that.”

Tags : Heather Reminiscing Thieves
Author : Teresa Schulz
Source : Barbed Wire and Daisies

43. “The government of my country snubs honest simplicity but fondles artistic villainy, and I think I might have developed into a very capable pickpocket if I had remained in the public service a year or two.”

Tags : Corrupt Politics Corruption Funny Government Honesty Humor Humorous Mark Twain Pickpockets Politicians Public Service Sad But True Thieves Villainy
Author : Mark Twain

44. “Dream thieves are those who leave their real dreams aside and struggle to pick other people's dreams to work on. They suffer to do attempt what they can't do,”

Tags : Attempt Big Dreams Dreams Food For Thought Hard Work Israelmore Ayivor Loot People Pick Steal Struggle Suffer Suffering Thief Thieves Work Work Hard
Source : Shaping the dream

45. “State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies; and this lie slips from its mouth: 'I, the state, am the people.”

Tags : Anarchy Capitalism Coercion Collectivism Communism Criminal Evil Fascism Free Market Freedom Gang Government Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Mafia Non Aggression Principle Politics Socialism Statism Theft Thieves Violence Voluntaryism

46. “Solid objects will not keep anyone safe in this conflict.”

Tags : Duel Protection Thieves
Source : Spidersilk

47. “Every socialist is a disguised dictator.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Austrian School Of Economics Coercion Collectivism Communism Freedom Gangster Hero Government Libertarian Liberty Mafia Nap Nationalism Non Aggression Principle Politics Statism Taxation Theft Thieves Totalitarianism Violence Voluntaryism

48. “99% of all addicts are liars and thieves. This might sound unfair and even close-minded, but it's the truth. There are some exceptions to the rules, but they are incredibly rare. Most people are no match for their addictions. They will be driven to do things they would normally never have considered all in the name of getting high. Sad, but true. So if you're thinking of trying drugs, keep in mind that all the people you will be dealing with are likely to steal from you and lie to you at your own expense.”

Tags : Addiction Character Drugs Liars Lies Morality Stealing Theft Thieves

49. “Stealing regular stuff was no fun. She wanted a real challenge. Over the last two years, she'd picked the most difficult places to enter. Then she'd snuck in.And eaten their dinners.”

Tags : Food Lift Thieves
Source : Words of Radiance

50. “In a kingdom of thieves, the ways of an honest man will always be a crime.”

Tags : Cheat Morals Thieves Wisdom Quotes
Author : Dennis Adonis

51. “In all ages hypocrites, called priests, have put crowns on the heads of thieves, called kings.”

Tags : Hypocrites Kings Priests Thieves

52. “Wake early, take more!”

Tags : Dark Dark Fantasy Early Early Bird Gets The Worm Fantasy Fantasy Fiction Take Take More Thief Thieves Wake Wake Early
Source : Bless the Skies