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American director of the F.B.I. (1924-1972). 1895-1972
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Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth. Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: every single one was a liar.
Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money.
Bankers and banks
I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce.
Just the minute the FBI begins making recommendations on what should be done with its information, it becomes a Gestapo.
Justice is incidental to law and order.
No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.
The cure for crime is not the electric chair, but the high chair.
We are a fact-gathering organization only. We don't clear anybody. We don't condemn anybody.
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