"Criminal Minds" quotes are numerous and come from the six seasons the show has been running on CBS. It is a procedural detective show which follows cops trying to solve why criminals do the things they do, often following psychopathic serial killers. At the end of the show, the characters often have famous quotes that apply to each episode in some distant way. What's even better about these "Criminal Minds" quotes is they apply to different aspects of life in general.

"Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles in the cold." This "Criminal Minds" quote was uttered at the end of an episode about what someone will do for his family. It was originally said by Andre Maurois and shows the stark importance of family to a man, as it gives men something to live for.

"If there were no hell, we would be like animals. No hell, no dignity." This "Criminal Minds" quote came after a relatively disturbing episode about someone who has done something incredibly horrible. It was originally said by the famous American writer Flannery O'Connor, touching on the fact that the fear of hell keeps us civil and keeps us human.

"Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to someone else unless it is an enemy." This "Criminal Minds" quote came after a criminal outsmarted most of the main characters on the show. This line was originally said by genius Albert Einstein and touches on the idea that we rarely comment on someone else being clever unless they have actually outsmarted us.

"A weak man has doubts before a decision; a strong man has them afterwards." This "Criminal Minds" quote comes from an episode where the main characters must be decisive in their actions to save someone's life and catch a criminal. This quote was originally said by Karl Kraus and shows that doubt is natural, but someone who goes with their gut and doesn't let doubt take over is stronger.

"He who fights with monsters must take care lest he thereby becomes a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." This "Criminal Minds" quote is one which sums up the feeling of the show in general, as it applies to many of the characters. This quote was originally said by the famed thinker Friedrich Nietzsche and deals with people who have to deal with horrible things, ultimately becoming horrible themselves.