Al Capone Quotes

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All I did was supply a demand that was quite popular.

When I sell liquor, it’s contraband. When my clients serve it on a silver platter on Lakeshore Drive, it’s hospitality.

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I am a kind person, I am kind to everyone, but if you are cruel to me, then kindness is not what you will remember me.

The public service is my motto.
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I do not even know which street Canada is on.

I built my organization out of fear.

Every time a child falls off a tricycle, every time a black cat has gray kittens, every time someone trips on a toe, every time there is a murder or a fire or the marines land in Nicaragua, the police and the newspapers shout “Capone”. ‘

I have nothing against the honest policeman in the rhythm. You simply transfer them to a place where they can not do you any harm. But do not ever talk about the honor of captains or police judges. If they could not buy, they would not have the job.

These guys are not from the Iraqi army, … These are not Iraqi soldiers. They are not members of any of the Iraqi armed forces.

I would rather be rich, rich and greedy and go to hell when I die, than live in poverty on this earth.

I lost a million and a half horses and dice in the last two years. And the funny thing is that I still like them, and if someone gave me another million, I would put it on the nose of a horse that looked good to me.

A smile can take you far, but a smile with a gun can take you further.

Hell must be a pretty good place, because the guys who invented religion have worked hard to keep everyone else out.

You achieve more with a smile, a handshake and a gun than with just a smile and a handshake.

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A thief is a criminal, and there is something healthy in his frankness in the matter. But any guy who pretends to be enforcing the law and steals his authority is a sea snake in the background. The worst kind of these punks is the great politician. You can only get a little of your time because you spend so much time covering up that no one will know you are a thief. A thief who works hard can, and can get, those birds by a dozen, but in the bottom of his heart will not depend on them, he hates to see them.

Be careful to call your friends. I’d rather have four rooms than a hundred cents.

We’ve been on the road for 18 hours … I need a bath, some food … and then you and I sit down, and we talk about who dies, huh?

They can not collect legal taxes from illegal money.

Some call it contraband. Some call it organized crime. I call it a business.

It’s a racket. Those stock market guys are crooked.

I have spent the best years of my life giving people the lightest pleasures, helping them to have a good time, and all I get is abuse, the existence of a persecuted man.
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The prohibition has only caused problems

Bolshevism is knocking on our doors, we can not afford to let it in … We must keep the United States whole, safe and without contamination. We must keep the worker away from red literature and red tricks; We must see that his mind stays healthy.

Be careful to call your friends. I’d rather have four rooms than a hundred cents.

They can collect legal taxes from illegal money.

I’m tired and tired of advertising. I do not want more of that. It puts me in a bad light. I just want to be forgotten.

Capitalism gives us all a great opportunity if we take it with both hands and hold on to it.

You can advance much more with a kind word and a weapon than with a kind word alone.

I do not understand the idea that I’m one of those damn radicals. I do not understand the idea that I am hitting the American system.

This is virgin territory here for brothels.

This American system of ours … we call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you want, it gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only take advantage of it with both hands and make the most of it.

When I sell liquor, it is called contraband; When my clients serve it in silver trays on Lake Shore Drive, it’s called hospitality.

I built my organization out of fear.
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Capitalism is the legitimate noise of the ruling class.

I am like any other man. All I do is provide a demand.

My rackets are executed in strictly American lines and they will continue like this.

Now I know why tigers eat their young.

The prohibition has only made problems.

This American system of ours, we call it Americanism, we call it capitalism, call it what you want, it gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only take advantage of it with both hands and make the most of it.

Vote early and vote often.

When I sell liquor, it is called contraband; When my clients serve it on Lake Shore Drive, it’s called hospitality.

You can go much farther with a kind word and a weapon than with a kind word alone.

You can get more with a kind word and a weapon than with a kind word alone.

In this life all I have is my word and my balls and I do not break them for anyone.

I have been accused of all deaths except the list of casualties of the World War.

I’m just a businessman, giving people what they want,

I did it for love of your cash, trafficking with the verrazano, trafficking with marijuana

This American system of ours, we call it Americanism, we call it capitalism, call it what you want, it gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we take advantage of it with both hands and make the most of it.
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You can do more with a kind word and a weapon than with just a kind word.

I’m going to St. Petersburg, Florida, tomorrow. Let the worthy citizens of Chicago get their liquor as best they can. I’m tired of work; He is ungrateful and full of pain. I have spent the best years of my life as a public benefactor.

Do not you understand that I’m one of those damned radicals? I do not understand the idea that I am hitting the American system.

Once in the racket, you are always there.

You can go very far with a smile. You can go much farther with a smile and a weapon.

They have hung everything on me, except the Chicago fire.

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