While the the catchphrase of the show “Criminal Minds” is focus on the criminal behavior, but each time when I watched this popular procedural drama on CBS, I looked for its voice-over quotes or quotations.

quotes from criminal minds season 5
Quotes From Criminal Minds Season 5

Today we have quotes from Criminal Minds Season 5

“A weak man has doubts before a decision. A strong man has them afterwards.” – Carl Kraus

“One need not be a chamber to be haunted, one need not to be a house. The brain has corridors surpassing material place.” – Emily Dickinson

“There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man.”  – Polybius

“Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical” – Blaise Pascal

“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruit than strict justice.” – Abraham Lincoln

“There is no lasting hope in violence, only temporary relief from hopelessness.” – Kingman Brewster, Jr.

“These violent delights have violent ends.” – William Shakespeare

“You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around — and why his parents will always wave back.” – Journalist William D. Tammeus

“And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee…” – Matthew 5:29

“Dwell in peace in the home of your own being, and the Messenger of Death will not be able to touch you.”  – Guru Nanak

“In all the darkest pages in the malign supernatural, there is no more terrible tradition than that of a vampire – a pariah even among demons.”  – Montague Summers

“Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self.”  – Cyril Connolly

“Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else unless it’s an enemy.” – Albert Einstein

“He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty.” – Haniel Long

“It’s love that makes the world go round.” – W. S. Gilbert

“Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure.”  – Tacitus

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love.”  – Washington Irving

“Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness, possesses you. And in this materialistic age, a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.” – Mildred Lisette Norman

“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.” – Isaac Asimov

“Life is a game, play it….Life is too precious, do not destroy it.” – Mother Teresa

“Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.” – C.S. Lewis

“If I am what I have, and if I lose what I have, who then am I?”  – Erich Fromm

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. – Sir Walter Scott

“Show me a hero, and I will write you a tragedy.”  – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when his son gives to his father, both cry.”  – William Shakespeare

“Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man.”  – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson

“We’re all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.” – Tennessee Williams

“The family is a haven in a heartless world.”  – Christopher Lasch

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” – Mother Teresa

“A lions work hours are only when he’s hungry; once he’s satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together.”  – Chuck Jones

“Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness…is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller

“A sincere artist tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing.”  – William Dobell

“I have seen children successfully surmount the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.” – Mohandas Gandhi

“Nature, in her most dazzling aspects or stupendous parts, is but the background and theater of the tragedy of man.” – John Morley

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength.” – Ralph W. Sockman

“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw

“The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.” – Eric Schmidt

“And out of darkness came the hands that reach thru’ nature, moulding men.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

Here are Criminal Minds quotes from season 4.