We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Robber Quotes from Michael Shnayerson, Bryan Batt, Mickey Kaus, John Dillinger, Murray Rothbard. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
In the Eisenhower era, when earnings over $400,000 were subject to 91 percent taxes and the world was a smaller place, you could count the truly wealthy on one hand: Getty, Dupont, Mellon, Rockefeller, though even those fortunes were being dispersed to children as the old robber barons died off.
Le Petit is where I cut my teeth with some of my early roles. In 1982, I was in the chorus of ‘Gypsy’ and soon after I had my first lead as Jamie Lockhart in ‘The Robber Bridegroom.’
An ignorant person with a bad character is like an unarmed robber, but a learned person with a blog is a robber fully armed.
All my life I wanted to be a bank robber. Carry a gun and wear a mask. Now that it’s happened I guess I’m just about the best bank robber they ever had. And I sure am happy.
A robber who justified his theft by saying that he really helped his victims, by his spending giving a boost to retail trade, would find few converts; but when this theory is clothed in Keynesian equations and impressive references to the ‘multiplier effect,’ it unfortunately carries more conviction.
We continue to be exasperated by the view, apparently gaining momentum in certain circles, that armed robbery is okay as long as nobody gets hurt! The proper solution to armed robbery is a dead robber, on the scene.
Redemption isn’t giving a bank robber a job as a teller.
Any thief or criminal or robber who enters another country in order to steal should expect to be exposed to murder at any time. For the American forces to expect anything from me personally reflects a very narrow perception.
I know I do not exaggerate, unconsciously and unintentionally, the scantiness of my resources and the difficulty of my life… I know that, but for the mercy of God, I might easily have been, for any care that was taken of me, a little robber or a vagabond.
There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
I was known as the chief grave robber of my state.
A man’s natural rights are his own, against the whole world; and any infringement of them is equally a crime, whether committed by one man, or by millions; whether committed by one man, calling himself a robber, (or by any other name indicating his true character,) or by millions, calling themselves a government.
For all I know, my grandfather was a bank robber in Kilsyth.
My dad was a labour lawyer, and the ideas that I grew up with – bad management, bad capitalism, robber barons – when I applied this to my own life, I saw that we are all on both sides of the coin.
Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
I simply claim that what ideas I have, I have a right to express; and that any man who denies that right to me is an intellectual thief and robber.
I don’t mean to be presumptuous, but I liken myself to the robber barons.
Time! Joyless emblem of the greed of millions, robber of the best which earth can give.