I always saw pollution as theft, and I always thought, 'Why should somebody be able to pollute the air, which belongs to all of us, or destroy a river or waterway, which is supposed to belong to the whole community?'
The law of Moses is harsh and severe, as for an enslaved and stubborn people, but it punishes theft with a fine, not death. Let us not think that in his new law of mercy, where he treats us with the tenderness of a father,God has given us greater license to be cruel to one another.
He invades authors like a monarch; and what would be theft in other poets, is only victory in him.john dryden
I certainly don't know if you could claim that every theft is wrong, but I'll prove to you that every theft is forbidden, by simply locking you up.karel Čapek
Some French socialist said that private property was theft … I say that private property is a nuisance.paul erdős
Our main conclusions about the state are that a minimal state, limited, to the narrow functions of protection against force, theft, fraud, enforcement of contracts, and so on, is justified, but any more extensive state will violate persons' rights not to be forced to do certain things, and is unjustified; and that the minimal state is inspiring as well as right.Robert Nozick
I think it a greater theft to Rob the dead of their Praise, then the Living of their Money.edward ravenscroft
The invariable sign of doctrines invented by men is confusion, contradiction, absurdity, and obscenity Idleness, theft, and viciousness dishonor your mother who in pain bore you.mark rosenfelder
Biopiracy (is) biological theft; illegal collection of indigenous plants by corporations who patent them for their own use.vandana shiva
Love is a virtue; it grows stronger and purer and less selfish by applying it to what it loathes; but theft is a vice involving the slave-idea that one's neighbor is superior to oneself.aleister crowley
Give your goods to the poor: Christ. Property is theft - as long as it's not mine: Marx .joseph goebbels
As an attorney, I assure you the law isn't a line engraved in marble, immovable and unchangeable through the centuries. Rather… the law is like a string, fixed at both ends but with a great deal of play in it very loose, the line of the law so you can stretch it this way or that, rearrange the arc of it so you are nearly always short of blatant theft or cold-blooded murder safely on the right side. That's a daunting thing to realize but true.dean r. koontz
The method of "postulating" what we want has many advantages; they are the same as the advantages of theft over honest toil.bertrand russell
If throughout your life you abstain from murder, theft, fornication, perjury, blasphemy, and disrespect toward your parents, your church, and your king, you are conventionally held to deserve moral admiration even if you have never done a single kind or generous or useful action. This very inadequate notion of virtue is an outcome of taboo morality, and has done untold harm.bertrand russell
In no state can a man be accused of raping his wife. How can any man steal what already belongs to him? It is in the sense of rape as theft of another man's property that Kate Millett writes, "Traditionally rape has been viewed as an offense one male commits against another a matter of abusing his woman."
I think it a greater theft to Rob the dead of their Praise, then the Living of their Money.
There is no justice in following unjust laws . It’s time to come into the light and, in the grand tradition of civil disobedience, declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture.
Software patents may be used as a form of outright coercion, providing protection against theft of ideas as a potentially high cost to future inventors.
Property isn't theft: it's nothing.
"[War] is a highly planned and cooperative form of theft."jacob bronowski
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.dwight Eisenhower
I don't need to worry about identity theft because no one wants to be me.
See Last words in Grand theft Auto series games. GUN