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stealing Quotes

16 of the best book quotes about stealing
  1. #1
    “There is nothing lower than the poor stealing from the poor. It’s hard enough as it is. We . . . don’t need to make it even harder on each other.”
  2. #2
    “Now, no matter what the mullah teaches, there is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every sin is a variation of theft.”
  3. #3
    ″‘My dear old furry frump,’ he said, ‘do you know anyone in the whole world who wouldn’t swipe a few chickens if his children were starving to death?‘”
  4. #4
    “Guilt struck Little-Faith on the head with a great club that was in his hand and knocked him flat to the ground, where he lay bleeding profusely and in danger of dying. The thieves just stood by watching him bleed to death, but then heard someone coming on the road. They were afraid it might be Great-Grace who lives in the town of Good-Confidence. They quickly departed and left this good man to fend for himself.”
  5. #5
    “No, thank you. I have enough books at home. Maybe another time. I’m rereading something else with my papa. You know, the one I stole from the fire that night.”
  6. #6
    “If there was one thing about Liesel Meminger, her thieving was not gratuitous. She only stole books on what she felt was a need-to-have basis.”
  7. #7
    “She didn’t care about the food. . . . It was the book she wanted. . . . She wouldn’t tolerate having it given to her by a lonely, pathetic old woman. Stealing it on the other hand, seemed a little more acceptable. Stealing it, in a sick kind of sense, was like earning it.”
  8. #8
    “I was a millionaire twice over and again before I was twenty-one. I stole every nickel of it...”
  1. #9
    “Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60’s. Or maybe I was just a girl… interrupted.”
  2. #10
    “Those that are found guilty of theft among them are bound to make restitution to the owner, and not, as it is in other places, to the prince, for they reckon that the prince has no more right to the stolen goods than the thief.”
  3. #11
    “If you do not find a remedy to these evils it is a vain thing to boast of your severity in punishing theft, which, though it may have the appearance of justice, yet in itself is neither just nor convenient; 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?”
  4. #12
    “She stared at the Grinch and said, ‘Santy Claus, why, why are you taking our Christmas tree? WHY?‘”
  5. #13
    “He did not steal for the joy of it, but because of the clamor of his stomach.”
  6. #14
    The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world. They lied and stole and smoked cigars (even the girls) and talked dirty and hit little kids and cussed their teachers and took the name of the Lord in vain and set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s old broken-down toolhouse.
  7. #15
    “Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant,
    Around the whole room, and he took every present!”
  8. #16
    Lawyers can steal more money with a briefcase than a thousand men with guns and masks.
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