Quotes from the stories of crime

An invasion of armies can be resisted; but not an idea whose time has come.
"Histoire d'un Crime" (1852) - Conclusion

The sepulchre is a prison from whence none escape. The door of the tomb opens not inwards.
"Le Dernier Jour d'un Condemne" - Twelfth Paper

How often it happens, that, whenm a catastrophe occurs, if we inquire into the cause, we find it originated through the obstinacy of one with little ability, but having full faith in his own powers.
"Claude Gueux, King of Thieves"

Is not the eye the window to the soul...
"Claude Gueux, King of Thieves"

People must be judged by their opportunities.
"Claude Gueux, King of Thieves"

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