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Quotes of thief

  1. Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s. – William Blake
  2. They're mutually incompatible I feel; being a wise thief and a wise father. – Andre Braugher
  3. If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation- unfairly. – Mario Cuomo
  4. And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief. – Benjamin Franklin
  5. Being a hooker does not mean being evil. The same with a pick -pocket, or even a thief You do what you do out of necessity. – Samuel Fuller
  6. I know a baseball star who wouldn't report the theft of his wife's credit cards because the thief spends less than she does. – Joe Garagiola
  7. Therefore, don't let sinners take courage to think they will be favoured like the thief on the cross; for we see on the other side, they may be like the hardened one, and reproach death itself. – Elias Hicks
  8. I always have one or two, sometimes more, Navajo or other tribes' cultural elements in mind when I start a plot. In Thief of Time, I wanted to make readers aware of Navajo attitude toward the dead, respect for burial sites. – Tony Hillerman
  9. A thief believes everybody steals. – Edward W. Howe
  10. A selfish man is a thief – Jose Marti
  11. He who receives money in trust to administer for the benefit of its owner, and uses it either for his own interest or against the wishes of its rightful owner, is a thief – Jose Marti
  12. He who uses the office he owes to the voters wrongfully and against them is a thief – Jose Marti
  13. If war comes upon us, it will come as a thief in the night. – Eamon de Valera

Usage examples for thief

  1. The man's a thief – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  2. You are not the thief are you?" – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  3. No, you little thief – Harding's luck by E. [Edith] Nesbit
  4. But I do so under protest and feeling like a thief – The Major by Ralph Connor
  5. Give me twenty hours, during which I will move heaven and earth to discover the thief – Castles in the Air by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  6. Lord George says that they believe he is the thief – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  7. " The thief on the cross was not a woman. – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  8. He followed the career of a thief and deceived everybody; and as he was well dressed, people had confidence in him. – The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries by W. Y. Evans Wentz
  9. The thief was a large man, but he was not a brave one. – Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  10. St. John had stood at the foot of the cross years before, and heard his Lord pardon the penitent thief and he knew how to deal with such wild souls. – The Good News of God by Charles Kingsley
  11. The boys seeing that he was afraid of them began to raise the cry of thief or, as they called it, thafe. – The Drummer's Coat by J. W. Fortescue
  12. The thief and the thief taker's daughter! – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  13. How dare you call my husband a thief – Baby Mine by Margaret Mayo
  14. He who needed a thing had a right to it, and he who had more than he needed was a thief – Contemporary Socialism by John Rae
  15. Shut up you little- I was going to call him a little thief but I'm mighty glad I didn't. – Roy Blakeley by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  16. You may have trusted him, but that does not prevent his being a thief – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  17. If before the next morning I did not destroy myself, I was nothing but a common thief – Ellen Middleton--A Tale by Georgiana Fullerton
  18. There was a great thief in that country who had never been caught. – Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country by Joel Chandler Harris
  19. Didn't the thief put something against the door? – The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories by Nicholas Carter
  20. Thus the hours passed, but no thief came. – Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country by Joel Chandler Harris

Rhymes for thief