17+ Best Thief Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational thief quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Thief Quotes

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research. – Steven Wright

The thief or swindler who has gained great wealth by his delinquency has a better chance than the small thief of escaping the rigorous penalty of the law. – Thorstein Veblen

Even the best thief in the world can’t steal time. – Ally Carter

Good artists copy, great artists steal. – Pablo Picasso

Lie to a liar, for lies are his coin; Steal from a thief, for that is easy; lay a trap for a trickster and catch him at first attempt, but beware of an honest man. – Arab Proverb

Steal a little and they’ll put you in jail, steal a lot and they’ll make you king. – Bob Dylan

The petty thief is imprisoned but the big thief becomes a feudal lord. – Zhuangzi

If you steal, do not steal too much at a time. You may be arrested. Steal cleverly, little by little. – Mobutu Sese Seko

A thief is a man in need. A liar is a man in fear. – Khalil Gibran

A thief believes everybody steals. – Edgar Watson Howe

Thief is not the one who steals, but the one that is caught. – George Bernard Shaw

You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another. – Moses

The thief, as will become apparent, was a special type of thief. This thief was an artist of theft. Other thieves merely stole everything that was not nailed down, but this thief stole the nails as well. – Terry Pratchett

A thief is one who insists on sharing his victimhood. – Criss Jami

One can steal ideas, but no one can steal execution or passion. – Tim Ferriss

The thief steals from himself. The swindler swindles himself. For the real price is knowledge and virtue, whereof wealth and credit are signs. These signs, like paper money, may be counterfeited or stolen, but that which they represent, namely, knowledge and virtue, cannot be counterfeited or stolen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Slavery is theft, theft of a life, theft of work, theft of any property or produce, theft even of the children a slave might have borne. – Kevin Bales

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