Quotes of the Day for 22 May 2003 – Robbery
The Great Train Robbery took place near Marshfield, Indiana on this day in 1868. The seven masked members of the Reno gang made off with $96,000 in cash, gold, and bonds. Of course there were several other events claimed to be "The Great Train Robbery," not to mention a novel and at least two movies, but it will do for a theme for today.
Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1874 - 1936
The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists, when you can ignore them like wise men?
- Natalie Clifford Barney, 1876 - 1972
Have no fear of robbers or murderers. Such dangers are without, and are but petty. We should fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices the real murderers. The great dangers are within us. What matters it what threatens our heads or our purses? Let us think only of what threatens our souls.
- Victor Hugo, 1802 - 1885
Anytime four New Yorkers get into a cab together without arguing, a bank robbery has just taken place.
- Johnny Carson
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