By Albert Camus
By each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
We cannot say that if a child is badly nourished he will become a criminal. We must see what conclusion the child has drawn.
War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass- crime perpetrated on the community of man.
It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats are born to be hanged.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
How accurately can the law fix the crime? There has to be a mechanism for very fast action. The law is like this: catch them and punish them.
There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.