360 Criminal Minds Quotes

This is the ultimate collection of Criminal Minds quotes that covers all 15 seasons! So, if you’re in need of a little throwback or even just a quick source of inspiration to get you motivated, then this list might just be perfect for you.

Having 15 seasons, there’s no doubt that the Criminal Minds series has been a staple in everyone’s homes, and with more than a decade of being on our screens, it’s beloved characters indeed left some words of wisdom that all of us can keep in mind.

The series mostly starts and ends with one of the characters reading a quote from a famous author or philosopher. So, to make it easier for you to follow the quotes in this collection, we’ve placed the original author’s name inside a parenthesis for your reference.

Check out the full collection below.

Best Criminal Minds Quotes

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1. “When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.” – Jason Gideon (Euripides)

2. “A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses. It is an idea that possesses the mind.” – Jason Gideon (Robert Oxton Bolton)

3. “Measure not the work until the day’s out and the labor done.” – Jason Gideon (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

4. “Who in his mind has not probed the dark water?” – Spencer Reid (John Steinbeck)

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5. “We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves.” – Jason Gideon (François de la Rochefoucauld)

6. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.” – Jason Gideon (Helen Keller)

7. “Try not, do, or do not.” – Derek Morgan (Yoda)

8. “Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable.” – Aaron Hotchner

9. “We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out.” – Aaron Hotchner (Tennessee Williams)

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10. “The man visited by ecstasies and visions, who takes dreams for realities, is an enthusiast; the man who supports his madness with murder is a fanatic.” – Aaron Hotchner (Voltaire)

11. “Hope is the worst of evils for it prolongs the torments of man.” – Jennifer Jareau (Friedrich Nietzsche)

12. “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” – Derek Morgan (Galileo Galilei)

13. “Children begin by loving their parents. As they grow older they judge them, sometimes they forgive them.” – David Rossi (Oscar Wilde)

14. “Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.” – David Rossi (P.J. O’Rourke)

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15. “In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.” – Spencer Reid (Isaac Asimov)

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

17. “We all wear masks and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing our own skin.” – Emily Prentiss (André Berthiaume)

18. “Within the core of each of us is the child we once were. This child constitutes the foundation of what we have become, who we are, and what we will be.” – David Rossi (Dr. R. Joseph)

19. “The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.” – Aaron Hotchner (Mario Puzo)

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20. “Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they’re in the game.” – Derek Morgan (Paul Rodriguez)

21. “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” – Spencer Reid (Edgar Allan Poe)

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

23. “No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.” – Derek Morgan (George Chakiris)

24. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Jason Gideon (Albert Einstein)

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25. “Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.” – Jason Gideon (Eugene Ionseco)

26. “Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.” – Aaron Hotchner (G.K. Chesterton)

27. “Plenty sit still. Hunger is a wanderer.” – Emily Prentiss

28. “Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.” – David Rossi (Andre Maurois)

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

Criminal Minds Quotes on Death

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30. “Our life is made by the death of others.” – Jason Gideon (Leonardo Da Vinci)

31. “A simple child that lightly draws its breath and feels its life in every limb—what should it know of death?” – Jennifer Jareau (Wordsworth)

32. “Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.” – Emily Prentiss (James Anthony Froud)

33. “There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.” – David Rossi (Dwight Eisenhower)

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

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35. “The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.” – David Rossi (Mary Catherine Bateson)

36. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” – Penelope Garcia (Mitch Albom)

37. “A tragedy need not have blood and death; it’s enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.” – Jennifer Jareau (Jeane Racine)

38. “Death is the only god that comes when you call.” – Kate (Roger Zelazny

39. “Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.” – Tara (Coco Chanel)

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40. “The first condition of immortality is death.” – Aaron Hotchner (Stanislaw Lec)

41. “Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.” – Emily Prentiss (Arthur Koestler)

42. “Aaron Hotchner, repetitive thinking is a death knell for the brain. For complete brain usage, diverse stimulation is the key.” – Spencer Reid

43. “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.” – Emily Prentiss (Washington Irving)

44. “Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society must take the place of the victim, and on his behalf, demand atonement or grant forgiveness.” – Jason Gideon (W.H. Auden)

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45. “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” – Spencer Reid (Cicero)

46. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Aaron Hotchner (Mahatma Gandhi)

47. “All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves. We must die in one life before we can enter another.” – Aaron Hotchner (Anatole France)

48. “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” – Aaron Hotchner (Chuck Palahniuk)

49. “To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.” – David Rossi (Erich Fromm)

Criminal Minds Quotes on Family

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50. “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” – Aaron Hotchner (Anthony Brandt)

51. “Happy families are all alike. Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” – Emily Prentiss (Leo Tolstoy)

52. “There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues—the most dominating virtues of human society—are created, strengthened, and maintained.” – Emily Prentiss (Winston Churchill)

53. “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.” – Aaron Hotchner (Haniel Long)

54. “I’m thankful for my years spent with this family—for everything we shared, every chance we had to grow. I’ll take the best of them and lead by their example, wherever I go. A friend told me to be honest with you, so here it goes. This isn’t what I want, but I’ll take the high road. Maybe it’s because I look at everything as a lesson, or I don’t want to walk around angry, or maybe it’s because I finally understand. There are things we don’t want to happen, but have to accept; things we don’t want to know, but have to learn, and people we can’t live without, but have to let go.” – Jennifer Jareau

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55. “The family is a haven in a heartless world.” – Derek Morgan (Christopher Lasch)

56. “All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul.” – Derek Morgan (Mahatma Gandhi)

57. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” – Dr. Tara Lewis (Richard Bach)

58. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss, at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Aaron Hotchner (Honoré de Balzac)

59. “The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” – Tara (James E. Faust)

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60. “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them.” – Jennifer Jareau (Victor Hugo)

61. “To a father, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” – David Rossi (Euripides)

62. “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when his son gives to his father, both cry.” – David Rossi (William Shakespeare)

63. “What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.” – Spencer Reid (Friedrich Nietzsche)

64. “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” – Aaron Hotchner (William Shakespeare)

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65. “It doesn’t matter who my father was, it matters who I remember he was.” – Aaron Hotchner (Anne Sexton)

66. “Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.” – Blake

67. “We are all brothers under the skin, and I, for one, would be willing to skin humanity to prove it.” – Derek Morgan (Ayn Rand)

68. “For he today who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.” – Derek Morgan (William Shakespeare)

69. “A sibling may be the keeper of one’s’ identity—the only persons with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self.” – Dr. Tawa Lewis (Marian Sandmaier)

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70. “To lose a child is to lose a piece of yourself.” – David Rossi (Dr. Burton Grebin)

71. “The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.” – Jason Gideon (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

72. “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” – Simmons (James Baldwin)

73. “Children are like wet cement—whatever falls on them makes an impression.” – Kate (Dr. Haim Ginott)

74. “Always kiss your children good night, even if they’re already asleep.” – Jennifer Jareau (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

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75. “Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.” – David Rossi (John F. Kennedy)

76. “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” – Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Paine)

77. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” – Aaron Hotchner (Plato)

78. “The house does not rest on the ground, but upon a woman.” – Aaron Hotchner

79. “Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth.” – Derek Morgan (Peter Ustinov)

Criminal Minds Quotes on Love

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80. “There are certain clues at a crime scene, which by their very nature, do not lend themselves to being collected or examined. How does one collect love, rage, hatred, fear? These are things that we’re trained to look for.” – Jason Gideon (James Reese)

81. “When love is in excess, it brings a man no honor, nor worthiness.” – Jason Gideon (Euripides)

82. “The ultimate choice for a man, in as much as he is given to transcend himself, is to create or destroy, to love or to hate.” – Jennifer Jareau (Erich Fromm)

83. “It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us.” – Jason Gideon (Norman Maclean)

84. “Love all. Trust a few. Do wrong to none.” – Penelope Garcia (William Shakespeare)

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85. “The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love, and to be greater than our suffering.” – Emily Prentiss (Ben Okri)

86. “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” – David Rossi (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

87. “The minute people fall in love, they become liars.” – Emily Prentiss (Harlan Ellison)

88. “I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.” – Aaron Hotchner (Francoise Sagan)

89. “It’s love that makes the world go round.” – Aaron Hotchner (W.S. Gilbert)

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

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

92. “Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of its trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse for impossibility; for it thinks all things are lawful for itself and all things are possible.” – Aaron Hotchner (Thomas A. Kempis)

93. “We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” – David Rossi (Orson Welles)

94. “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too was a gift.” – Derek Morgan (Mary Oliver)

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95. “Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone. We find it with another.” – Spencer Reid (Thomas Merton)

96. “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.” – Spencer Reid (William Shakespeare)

97. “A good friend of mine once said, ‘All you need is love.’” – David Rossi

98. “Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse—millions of tiny moments that create your love story.” – Blake (Jennifer Smith)

99. “Love begins by taking care of the closet ones—the ones at home.” – Jennifer Jareau (Mother Teresa)

Criminal Minds Quotes on Humanity

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100. “In my experience, evil is not a cultural phenomenon—it’s a human one.” – Jason Gideon

101. “I think it’s the human spirit inside all of us that gives us an enormous capacity to survive.” – Penelope Garcia (Amanda Lindhout)

102. “No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.” – Lewis (John Steinback)

103. “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.” – Derek Morgan (Alvin Toffler)

104. “So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” – Penelope Garcia (Helen Keller)

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105. “The sea has never been friendly to man. At most, it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.” – David Rossi (Joseph Conrad)

106. “Sometimes, human places create inhuman monsters.” – Aaron Hotchner (Stephen King)

107. “I believe humanity was born from conflict. Maybe that’s why in all of us lives a dark side. Some of us embrace it. Some have no choice. The rest of us fight it. And in the end, it’s as natural as the air we breathe. At some point, we’re forced to face the truth ourselves.” – Penelope Garcia (Penelope Penelope Garcia)

108. “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.” – David Rossi (Eric Schmidt)

109. “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.” – Jennifer Jareau (William D. Tammeus)

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110. “The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.” – Jennifer Jareau (Mahatma Gandhi)

111. “There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.” – David Rossi (James Royce)

112. “Evil is always unspectacular and always human. And shares our bed…and eats at our table.” – Jason Gideon (W.H. Auden)

113. “Why? You think you can do better?” – Aaron Hotchner

114. “Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth.” – Jennifer Jareau (Ludwig Borne)

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115. “I remained too much inside my head, and ended up losing my mind.” – David Rossi (Edgar Allan Poe)

116. “Not knowing what you feel, that’s not the same as not feeling anything.” – Jason Gideon

117. “For the man to be sound in body and serene in mind, there is no such thing as bad weather. Every day has its beauty and storms which whip the blood but make it pulse more vigorously.” – Aaron Hotchner (George Gissing)

118. “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.” – Spencer Reid (Hellen Keller)

119. “Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all, but the things that cannot be torn; so that we see ourselves as we truly are.” – Jennifer Jareau (Arthur Golden)

Criminal Minds Quotes on Morals

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120. “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” – Jason Gideon (Confucius)

121. “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood by man shall his blood be shed.” – Jason Gideon (Genesis 9:6)

122. “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” – Jason Gideon (Mason Albert Pike)

123. “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” – Max Ryan (Sir Francis Bacon)

124. “Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one who inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.” – Jason Gideon (Mark Twain)

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125. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls—the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Aaron Hotchner (Khalil Gibran)

126. “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” – Aaron Hotchner (Oscar Wilde)

127. “The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but that this humiliation is seen by everyone.” – Aaron Hotchner (Milan Kundera)

128. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Penelope Garcia (Abraham Lincoln)

129. “If an injury has to be done to a man, it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.” – Aaron Hotchner (Niccolo Machiavelli)

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130. “The secret to getting away with lying is believing with all your heart—that goes for lying to yourself even more so than lying to another.” – Emily Prentiss (Elizabeth Bear)

131. “People will believe a big lie sooner than a little one, and if you repeat it frequently enough, people will sooner or later believe it.” – Jennifer Jareau (Walter Langer)

132. “If you win, say nothing. If you lose, say less.” – David Rossi (Paul Brown)

133. “Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.” – Jennifer Jareau (Vittorio Alfieri)

134. “How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” – Spencer Reid (Wayne Dyer)

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135. “The soul that has conceived one wickedness can nurse no good thereafter.” – Kate (Sophocles)

136. “Courage is grace under pressure.” – Penelope Garcia (Ernest Hemingway)

137. “All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.” – Spencer Reid (W. H. Auden)

138. “Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night.” – Spencer Reid

139. “Finding new ways to hurt each other is what we’re good at.” – Jason Gideon

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140. “I know I should feel bad about what happened. I mean, I killed a man. You know, I should feel something, but I don’t.” – Spencer Reid

141. “This is going to hit you, and when it does, there’s only three facts you need to know. You did what you had to do, and a lot of good people are alive because of what you did.” – Jason Gideon

142. “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” – David Rossi (Paul Boese)

143. “Show me your garden, and I shall tell you who you are.” – Jennifer Jareau (Alfred Austin)

144. “The greatest good you can do for another, is not to share your own riches, but to reveal to him his own.” – Spencer Reid (Benjamin Disraeli)

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145. “You never find yourself until you face the truth.” – David Rossi (Pearl Bailey)

146. “Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.” – Penelope Garcia (George Iles)

147. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Emily Prentiss (Lao Tzu)

148. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched—they must be felt with the heart.” – Spencer Reid (Helen Keller)

149. “Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength.” – Penelope Garcia (Ralph W. Sockman)

Criminal Minds Quotes on Values

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150. “And out of darkness came the hands that reach through nature, moulding men.” – Derek Morgan (Alfred Lord Tennyson)

151. “The prostitute is not, as feminists claim, the victim of men, but rather their conqueror, an outlaw, who controls the sexual channels between nature and culture.” – Aaron Hotchner (Camille Paglia)

152. “He who does not punish evil, commands it to be done.” – Emily Prentiss (Leonardo Da Vinci)

153. “Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call destiny.” – Aaron Hotchner (John Hobbes)

154. “Light thinks it travels faster than anything, but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” – Spencer Reid (Terry Pratchett)

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155. “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” – Spencer Reid (Stephen King)

156. “If there were no hell, we would be like the animals. No hell, no dignity.” – Aaron Hotchner (Flannery O’Connor)

157. “One need not be a chamber to be haunted, one need not to be a house. The brain has corridors surpassing material places.” – Aaron Hotchner (Emily Dickinson)

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

159. “Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.” – David Rossi (Blaise Pascal)

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160. “I have always found that mercy bears richer fruit than strict justice.” – David Rossi (Abraham Lincoln)

161. “A lion’s work hours are only when he’s hungry; once he’s satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together.” – Emily Prentiss (Chuck Jones)

162. “Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.” – Aaron Hotchner (H.L. Mencken)

163. “No mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.” – Spencer Reid (Sigmund Freud)

164. “All secrets are deep. All secrets become dark. That’s in the nature of secrets.” – Derek Morgan (Cory Doctorow)

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165. “Evil brings men together.” – Jason Gideon (Aristotle)

166. “There is not a righteous man on Earth who does what is right and never sins.” – Aaron Hotchner (Ecclesiastes 7:20)

167. “From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.” – Jason Gideon (Socrates)

168. “The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.” – Aaron Hotchner (John Calvin)

169. “There can be no good without evil.” – Emily Prentiss

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170. “Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity, nothing exceeds the criticisms made of the habits of the poor by the well–housed, well–warmed, and well–fed.” – Aaron Hotchner (Herman Melville)

171. “I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.” – Jason Gideon (Oscar Wilde)

172. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” – Aaron Hotchner (Eleanor Roosevelt)

173. “Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer. Nothing more difficult than understanding him.” – Aaron Hotchner (Fyodor Dostoevsky)

174. “An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects.” – David Rossi (Martin Luther)

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175. “The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He’s dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he’s a hero the whole time.” – Penelope Garcia (Frank Miller)

176. “A sad soul can kill you quicker—far quicker—than a germ.” – Spencer Reid (John Steinback)

177. “An American has no sense of privacy. He does not know what it means. There is no such thing in the country.” – Jason Gideon (George Bernard Shaw)

178. “Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.” – Jason Gideon (Albert Einstein)

179. “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – Jason Gideon (George Orwell)

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180. “The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body. After all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind.” – Jason Gideon (François de la Roche Foucauld)

181. “Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?” – Jason Gideon (Rose Kennedy)

182. “The irrationality of a thing is not an argument against its existence, rather, a condition of it.” – Jason Gideon (Friedrich Nietzsche)

183. “With foxes, we must play the fox.” – Jason Gideon (Thomas Fuller)

184. “There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough, and liked it, never really care for anything else.” – Jason Gideon (Ernest Hemingway)

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185. “The healthy man does not torture others. Generally, it is the tortured who turn into torturers.” – Jason Gideon (Carl Jung)

186. “The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.” – Jason Gideon (Joseph Conrad)

187. “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you will see.” – Jason Gideon (Winston Churchill)

188. “We must remember that Satan has his miracles, too.” – Spencer Reid (John Calvin)

189. “The most heroic word in all languages is revolution.” – Spencer Reid (Eugene Debs)

Criminal Minds Quotes on Pain and Violence

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190. “It is better to be violent if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of non–violence to cover impotence.” – Jason Gideon (Mahatma Gandhi)

191. “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary. The evil it does is permanent.” – Aaron Hotchnera (Mahatma Gandhi)

192. “It has been said that time heals all wounds. I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue, and the pain lessens, but it is never gone.” – Spencer Reid (Rose Kennedy)

193. “No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies.” – Aaron Hotchner (Daisy Bates)

194. “God sends meat and the devil sends cooks.” – Derek Morgan (Thomas Deloney)

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195. “I know indeed what evil I intend to do, but stronger than all my afterthoughts is my fury—fury that brings upon mortals the greatest evils.” – David Rossi (Euripides)

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

197. “These violent delights have violent ends.” – Derek Morgan (William Shakespeare)

198. “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.” – Spencer Reid (Montague Summers)

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

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200. “Evil endures a moment’s flush and then leaves but a burnt up shell.” – Aaron Hotchner (Elise Cabot)

201. “No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness—the good he seeks.” – Spencer Reid (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley)

202. “What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today.” – Emily Prentiss (William Glasser)

203. “It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.” – David Rossi (Sally Kempton)

204. “It is not his enemy or foe that lures him to evil ways.” – Derek Morgan (Siddharta Buddha)

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205. “Pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” – Aaron Hotchner (Khalil Gibran)

206. “Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Penelope Garcia (Joseph Campbell)

207. “Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.” – Spencer Reid (Aristotle)

208. “The evil that men do lives after them. The good is oft interred with their bones.” – Aaron Hotchnerner (William Shakespeare)

209. “People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies.” – David Rossi (Don Miguel Ruiz)

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210. “When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same.” – Emily Prentiss (Toni Morrison)

211. “I’m a fighter. I believe in the eye–for–an–eye business.” – Luke Alvez (Muhammad Ali)

212. “When you grow up in an environment like that—an extremely abusive and violent household—it’s not surprising that some people grow up to become killers.” – Aaron Hotchner

213. “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” – Spencer Reid (Oscar Wilde)

214. “If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.” – Jason Gideon (Elbert Hubbard)

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215. “Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.” – Aaron Hotchner (Mahatma Gandhi)

216. “Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act, falls the shadow.” – Spencer Reid (T.S. Eliot)

217. “He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” – Aaron Hotchner (Lao Tzu)

218. “Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters.” – Derek Morgan (Francisco Goya)

219. “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” – Jason Gideon (Harriet Beecher Stowe)

Criminal Minds Quotes on Education and Experience

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220. “All is a riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle.” – Jason Gideon (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

221. “Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Jason Gideon (Samuel Beckett)

222. “Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – Jason Gideon (William Faulkner)

223. “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.” – Aaron Hotchner (Friedrich Nietzsche)

224. “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know.” – Jason Gideon (Diane Arbus)

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225. “It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Derek Morgan (Frederick Douglass)

226. “From childhood’s hour I have not been as others were; I have not seen as others saw.” – Spencer Reid (Edgar Allan Poe)

227. “All things truly wicked start from an innocence.” – David Rossi (Ernest Hemingway)

228. “When we were children, we used to think that when we grew up, we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability; to be alive is to be vulnerable.” – Aaron Hotchner (Madeleine L’Engle)

229. “Some of the best lessons are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom of the future.” – Jason Gideon (Dale Turner)

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230. “In order to learn the most important lessons of life, one must each day surmount a fear.” – Jason Gideon (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

231. “Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.” – Jason Gideon (Robert Kennedy)

232. “One man’s wilderness is another man’s theme park.” – Jason Gideon

233. “Superman is, after all, an alien life form. He’s simply the acceptable face of invading realities.” – Spencer Reid (Clive Barker)

234. “We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.” – Spencer Reid (Tom Stoppard)

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235. “There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses.” – Jennifer Jareau (George Bernard Shaw)

236. “If we knew each other’s secrets, what comforts we should find.” – Jennifer Jareau (John Churton Collins)

237. “No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.” – Emily Prentiss (Christian Nestell Bovee)

238. “The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it.” – Aaron Hotchner (Wendell Berry)

239. “Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.” – Aaron Hotchner (Phaedrus)

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240. “Beyond the East, the sunrise; beyond the West, the sea; and the East and West, the wander—thirst that will not let me be.” – Emily Prentiss (Gerald Gould)

241. “Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind and finds the readiest response.” – Aaron Hotchner (Amos Bronson Alcott)

242. “There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance.” – Spencer Reid (Gilbert Parker)

243. “For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.” – David Rossi (Stuart Chase)

244. “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” – David Rossi (Albert Einstein)

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245. “In youth, we learn; in age, we understand.” – David Rossi (Marie von Ebner–Eschenbach)

246. “Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self.” – Emily Prentiss (Cyril Connolly)

247. “Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.” – Jennifer Jareau (C.S. Lewis)

248. “Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self–gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Aaron Hotchner (Helen Keller)

249. “When I was younger, I could remember anything—whether it happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now, and soon, I shall be so I cannot remember any but the latter. It is sad to go to pieces like this, but we all have to do it.” – David Rossi (Mark Twain)

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250. “Fame will go by and so long I’ve had you, fame. If it goes by, I’ve always known it was fickle. So at least it’s something I experience, but that’s not where I live.” – Penelope Garcia (Marilyn Monroe)

251. “There is no such thing as part freedom.” – Derek Morgan (Nelson Mandela)

252. “Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most people of thought believe in providence.” – Ian Doyle (Honore de Balzac)

253. “Bring the past only if you’re going to build from it.” – Aaron Hotchner (Doménico Cieri Estrada)

254. “The past cannot be cured.” – Jennifer Jareau (Queen Elizabeth)

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255. “If it is a miracle, any sort of evidence will answer. But if it is a fact, proof is necessary.” – Spencer Reid (Mark Twain)

256. “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” – Aaron Hotchner (Andrew Carnegie)

257. “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.” – Derek Morgan (Winston Churchill)

258. “To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” – Spencer Reid (Theodore Roosevelt)

259. “Sometimes, good things fall apart so that better things can fall together.” – David Rossi (Marilyn Monroe)

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260. “Isn’t it amazing he knows what he knows and he’s only 24?” – Aaron Hotchner

261. “It’s more like we’re looking for a particular needle in a pile of needles.” – Spencer Reid

262. “I don’t know everything. I mean, despite the fact that you think I do.” – Spencer Reid

263. “Our conscious mind can process 16 bits of information per second, our unconscious, however, can process 11 million.” – Spencer Reid

264. “That’s what everybody says until they find the body in the basement.” – Derek Morgan

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265. “Spies are some of the smartest liars in the world. Be smarter.” – Jason Gideon

266. “I don’t believe that intelligence can be accurately quantified.” – Spencer Reid

267. “History has a way of altering villains so that we can no longer see ourselves in them.” – Emily Prentiss (Adam Serwer)

268. “History never repeats itself, but it often rhymes.” – Emily Prentiss (Mark Twain)

269. “You may leave school, but it never leaves you.” – Spencer Reid (Andy Partridge)

Criminal Minds Quotes on Life, Nature, and Existence

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270. “Don’t forget that I cannot see myself—that my role is limited to being the one who looks in the mirror.” – Jason Gideon (Jacques Rigaut)

271. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Elle (Abraham Lincoln)

272. “I didn’t have anything against them, and they never did anything wrong to me, the way other people have all my life. Maybe they’re just the ones who have to pay for it.” – Jason Gideon (Perry Smith)

273. “Now, what else is the whole life of mortals but a sort of comedy in which the various actors, disguised by various costumes and masks, walk on and play each one’s part until the manager walks them off the stage?” – Aaron Hotchner (Erasmus)

274. “And so, all night–tide, I lay down by the side of my darling, my life, and my bride—in the sepulchre there by the sea, in her tomb by the sounding sea.” – Jennifer Jareau (Edgar Allan Poe)

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275. “Life is a game, play it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it.” – Jennifer Jareau (Mother Teresa)

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

277. “Tomorrow, you promise yourself, will be different. Yet, tomorrow is too often a repetition of today.” – Spencer Reid (James T. McKay)

278. “One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.” – Aaron Hotchner (Lewis Caroll)

279. “A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage.” – Jennifer Jareau (Sydney Smith)

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280. “Life is a dream, realize it.” – Aaron Hotchner (Mother Teresa)

281. “Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.” – David Rossi (John F. Kennedy)

282. “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.” – David Rossi (Julia Glass)

283. “To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do, therefore, is to strive, and persevere, and never give up.” – Tara (Dalai Lama XIV)

284. “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” – Emily Prentiss (John Campbell)

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285. “Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself. It only requires opportunity.” – Emily Prentiss (George Eliot)

286. “Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” – Emily Prentiss (Margaret Mitchell)

287. “There is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.” – Aaron Hotchner (Arthur Rubinstein)

288. “A woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.” – Jennifer Jareau (Susan B. Anthony)

289. “When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks into you.” – Jason Gideon (Friedrich Nietzsche)

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290. “Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.” – Jason Gideon (Samuel Johnson)

291. “The question that sometimes drives me hazy—am I, or the others crazy?” – Jason Gideon (Albert Einstein)

292. “Unfortunately, a superabundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.” – Jason Gideon (Sir Peter Ustinov)

293. “Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone.” – Aaron Hotchner (George Washington)

294. “For we pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won.” – David Rossi (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

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295. “There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.” – David Rossi (Daniel Webster)

296. “Never think that war—no matter how necessary, nor how justified—is not a crime.” – Aaron Hotchner (Ernest Hemingway)

297. “I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can’t touch with decay.” – Spencer Reid (Bob Dylan)

298. “Let us consider that we are all insane. It will explain us to each other; it will unriddle many riddles.” – David Rossi (Mark Twain)

299. “Delay is the deadliest form of denial.” – Derek Morgan (C. Northcote Parkinson)

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300. “Sometimes, there are no words. No clever quotes to neatly sum up what’s happened that day. Sometimes, the day just ends.” – Aaron Hotchner

301. “A weak man has doubts before a decision; a strong man has them afterwards.” – David Rossi (Carl Kraus)

302. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.” – Aaron Hotchner (Friedrich Nietzsche)

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

304. “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.” – Spencer Reid (Mildred Lisette Norman)

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305. “If I am what I have, and if I lose what I have, who then am I?” – David Rossi (Erich Fromm)

306. “Show me a hero, and I will write you a tragedy.” – David Rossi (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

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

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

309. “Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” – David Rossi (Marcel Proust)

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310. “The herds seek out the great, not for their seed, but for their influence and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.” – Aaron Hotchner (Napoleon Bonaparte)

311. “Without heroes, we are all plain people and don’t know how far we can go.” – Aaron Hotchner (Bernard Malamud)

312. “Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.” – Emily Prentiss (Vladimir Nabokov)

313. “Confession is always a weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.” – Emily Prentiss (Dorothea Dix)

314. “Man, when he does not grieve, hardly exists.” – Derek Morgan (Antonio Porchia)

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315. “Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions—false memories, false naming of real events.” – Seaver (Adrienne Rich)

316. “Beware the man who does not talk and the dog that does not bark.” – Luke Alvez

317. “I believe that the only way to reform people is to kill them.” – Emily Prentiss (Carl Panzram)

318. “I need you to work some magic here.” – Derek Morgan

319. “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” – Dr. Tara Lewis (Daniel Patrick Moynihan)

Criminal Minds Quotes on Fate and Wisdom

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320. “There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.” – Jason Gideon (Voltaire)

321. “No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.” – Jason Gideon (Elbert Hubbard)

322. “It’s not so important who starts the game, but who finishes it.” – Jennifer Jareau (John Wooden)

323. “Crime butchers innocent people to secure a prize. And innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime.” – Jason Gideon (Maximilien Robespierre)

324. “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world—not even our troubles.” – Aaron Hotchner (Charles Chaplin)

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325. “To follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.” – Spencer Reid (Benjamin Franklin)

326. Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it.” – Emily Prentiss (Ayn Rand)

327. “Fate is not satisfied with inflicting one calamity.” – Aaron Hotchner (Publilius Syrus)

328. “I’m not sure about automobiles. With all their speed forward, they may be a step backward in civilization.” – Aaron Hotchner (Booth Tarkington)

329. “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” – Emily Prentiss (Sir Walter Scott)

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330. “But I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.” – Derek Morgan (Robert Frost)

331. “There’s no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” – Emily Prentiss (Ella Wheeler Wilcox)

332. “The old faiths light their candles all about, but burly truth comes by and puts them out.” – Spencer Reid (Lizette Reese)

333. “Of this alone, even god is deprived of the power of making things that are past never to have been.” – David Rossi (Agathon)

334. “We are tied to the ocean; and when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came.” – Derek Morgan (John F. Kennedy)

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335. “And yet to every bad, there’s a worse.” – Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Hardy)

336. “What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.” – David Rossi (Aristotle)

337. “Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.” – David Rossi (Scott Adams)

338. “Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.” – Spencer Reid (Franklin Delano Roosevelt)

339. “Things do not change. We change.” – Derek Morgan (Henry David Thoreau)

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340. “Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” – Aaron Hotchner (Hermann Hesse)

341. “If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” – David Rossi (Benjamin Franklin

342. “There is no terror in the bang of the gun; only the anticipation of it.” – Derek Morgan (Alfred Hitchcock)

343. “The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.” – Jennifer Jareau (Edmund Burke)

344. “Alone, we can do so little. Together, we can do so much.” – Blake (Helen Keller)

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345. “Beware the fury of a patient man.” – Derek Morgan (John Dryden)

346. “There is no footprint too small to leave an imprint on this world.” – Aaron Hotchner

347. “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” – David Rossi (Harriet Beecher Stowe)

348. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aaron Hotchner (Aristotle)

349. “You see what power is—holding someone else’s fear in your hand and showing it to them.” – Jennifer Jareau (Amy Tan)

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350. “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.?” – Penelope Garcia (Helen Keller)

351. “Three things cannot long stay hidden—the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Luke Alvez (Buddha)

352. “It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom.” – Luke Alvez (Mahatma Gandhi)

353. “Nothing happens until something moves.” – David Rossi (Albert Einstein)

354. “Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.” – David Rossi (Josephine Harper)

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355. “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” – Spencer Reid (Arthur Ashe)

356. “Terror made me cruel.” – Jennifer Jareau (Emily Bronte)

357. “ Now I know what a ghost is—unfinished business, that’s what.” – Luke Alvez (Salman Rushdie)

358. “Arsonists are socially incompetent. This guy doesn’t go on dates, doesn’t go to parties, doesn’t feel comfortable in front of groups.” – Elle Greenaway

359. “You rely too much on precedent, you never allow for the unexpected.” – Jason Gideon

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360. “There are many paths to the same place. Trust me.” – John Blackwolf

Did These Criminal Minds Quotes Make You Believe in the Good Guys?

During its run, one thing was consistent with the show—they always quoted a famous author or philosopher, and they tried their best to bring those lessons to life in their episodes. And through every episode of Criminal Minds, one thing is clear—the good will always triumph over evil. It’s the same in our everyday lives. No matter where we come from or how we start in life, we should never give up on being a good guy.

After reading these quotes, are you ready to binge–watch your favorite Criminal Minds episode? Which season are you looking forward to rewatching the most? Let us know if there are other TV shows you’d like us to make a collection on in the comments section below.

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