50 Strong & Inspirational Criminal Minds Quotes

Which are your favorite Criminal Minds quotes?

Criminal Minds is an American police procedural crime drama television series produced and created by Jeff Davis. It first premiered on CBS on the 22nd of September, 2005 and has a total of 15 seasons.

The series focuses on a team as they work in various cases to investigate crimes and find perpetrators using behavioral analysis and profiling. Criminal Minds gained good reviews for characterization, pacing, atmosphere, acting, directing, and writing.

Here’s our collection of the best Criminal Minds quotes:


50 Strong & Inspirational Criminal Minds Quotes

1. “Life is about choices. Some we regret. Some we’re proud of. We are what we choose to be.” — Graham Brown

2. “The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.” — Joseph Conrad

3. “Revenge is an act of passion, vengeance of justice.” — Samuel Johnson

4. “No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.” — John Steinbeck

5. “All sins tend to be addictive. And the terminal point of addiction is damnation.” — W.H. Auden

6. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”— Aristotle

7. “When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.” — Euripides

8. “The enemies are within the gates. It is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

9. “A man’s very highest moment is, I have no doubt at all when he kneels in the dust and beats his breast and tells all the sins of his life.” — Oscar Wilde


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10. “The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.” — Joseph Conrad


11. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” —Richard Bach

12. “We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.” — Iris Murdoch

13. “People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies.” — Don Miguel Ruiz

14. “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.” — Winston Churchill

15. “Courage is grace under pressure.” — Ernest Hemingway

16. “Try again, fail again. Fail better.” — Samuel Beckett

17. “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” —Maya Angelou

18. “Just as the constant increase of entropy is the basic law of the universe, so it is the basic law of life to struggle against entropy.” — Vaclav Havel

19. “By the will art thou lost, by the will art thou found, by the will art thou free, captive, and bound.” —Angelus Silesius


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20. “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” — Tony Robbins


21. “As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new and near the end, the milestones into headstones change, ‘neath every one a friend.” — James Russell Lowell

22. “We all have a monster within; the difference is in degree, not in kind.” — Douglas Preston

23. “Ghosts were created when the first man woke in the night.” — J.M. Barrie

24. “And think not that you can direct the course of love. For love finds you worthy directs your course.” —Khalil Gibran‘s The Prophet

25. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not, and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

26. “The clock talked loud. I threw it away. It scared me when it talked.” — Tillie Olsen

27. “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch without doing anything.” — Albert Einstein

28. “Your memory is a monster. It summons with will of its own. You think you have a memory but it has you.” — John Irving

29. “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility of our future.” — George Bernard Shaw


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30. “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe


31. “It is the man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.” — Buddha

32. “Our moral responsibility is not to stop the future but to shape it. To channel our destiny in humane directions and to ease the trauma of transition.” — Alvin Toffler

33. “There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

34. “Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.” — Coco Chanel

35. “To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” — Theodore Roosevelt

36. “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” — Soren Kirkegaard

37. “The darkness always lies.” — Anthony Liccione

38. “How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” — Wayne Dyer

39. “The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” — James E. Faust


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40. “We are all sharks, circling, and waiting for traces of blood to appear in the water.” — Allan Clark


41. “The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we’re in control of our own existence. In some ways, we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.” — Paul Auster

42. “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” — Oscar Wilde

43. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that they will somehow connect in your future.” — Steve Jobs

44. “Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?” — Rose Kennedy

45. “To a father, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” — Euripides

46. “When it comes to life, we spin our own yarn. And where we end up is really in fact where we always intended to be.” — Julia Glass

47. “The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible, but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore.” — Ferdinand Magellan

48. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss, at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” —Honoré de Balzac

49. “In order to learn the most important lessons in life, one must each day surmount a fear.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

50. “You see what power is — holding someone else’s fear in our hand and showing it to them.” — Amy Tan



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