Favourites on Friday - Quotes from 'Criminal Minds'

One of my long-running favourite programmes is 'Criminal Minds', about a team of profilers from the FBI’s Behavioural Analysis Unit, with the focus more on profiling the criminal or ‘unsub’ (unknown subject) than the crime itself.  There are 7 on the team, and each one has his/her own strengths that make up the whole, there’s no grandstanding by just one character, though my favourite is their leader, Aaron Hotchner, played by Thomas Gibson – tall, dark and oh-so-yummy, I could dedicate a whole ‘Favourites on Friday’ post to him ;)

Anyway, each episode is book-ended by quotes, which sum up the general theme of the case the team is working on.  There’s nothing linking these quotes, I just picked a random selection, and, because I think it's boring without, have added some of my pictures …

“For those who believe, no proof is necessary.  For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.” ~ Stuart Chase

“There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.” ~ Voltaire

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, remains and is immortal.” ~ Albert Pine

“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.” ~ Rose Kennedy

“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.” ~ Plato

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

“He who controls others may be powerful but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” ~ Lao Tzu

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Nothing is easier than to denounce the evil doer; Nothing more difficult than understanding him.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” ~ Francis Bacon