A plague upon it when thieves cannot be true one to another!
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I (c. 1597), Act II, scene 2, line 29.
Kill a man's family, and he may brook it, But keep your hands out of his breeches' pocket.lord byron
No Indian prince has to his palace More followers than a thief to the gallows.Samuel Butler
Thieves respect property; they merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.gilbert keith chesterton
All stealing is comparative. If you come to absolutes, pray who does not steal?ralph waldo emerson
The Friar preached against stealing, and had a goose in his sleeve.George Herbert
If something is stolen from you, don't go to the police. They're not interested. Don't go to a psychologist either, because he's interested in only one thing: that it was really you who did the stealing.Karl Kraus
Thou hast stolen both mine office and my name; The one ne'er got me credit, the other mickle blame.william shakespeare
A cutpurse of the empire and the rule, That from a shelf the precious diadem stole, And put it in his pocket!william shakespeare
Let me tell you, Cassius, you yourself Are much condemn'd to have an itching palm.william shakespeare
He that is robb'd, not wanting what is stol'n, Let him not know't, and he's not robb'd at all.william shakespeare
To keep my hands from picking and stealing.
'Tis bad enough in man or woman To steal a goose from off a common; But surely he's without excuse Who steals a common from the goose.
In vain we call old notions fudge And bend our conscience to our dealing. The Ten Commandments will not budge And stealing will continue stealing.
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
The robb'd that smiles steals something from the thief: He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.william shakespeare