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Al Capone Quotes


Alphonse Gabriel Capone popularly known as Al "Scarface" Capone, was a famous American gangster in the 1920s and 1930s.
(1899 - 1947)

All I ever did was to sell beer and whiskey to our best people. All I ever did was to supply a demand that was pretty popular. Why, the very guys that make my trade good are the ones that yell the loudest about me.
 

Bolshevism is knocking at our gates, we can't afford to let it in...We must keep America whole and safe and unspoiled. We must keep the worker away from red literature and red ruses; we must see that his mind remains healthy.
 

Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.
 

Don't get the idea that I'm one of those goddamn radicals. Don't get the idea that I'm knocking the American system.
[America]
 

I am going to St. Petersburg, Florida, tomorrow. Let the worthy citizens of Chicago get their liquor the best they can. I'm sick of the job - it's a thankless one and full of grief. I've been spending the best years of my life as a public benefactor.
 

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

I don't even know what street Canada is on.
 

I have built my organization upon fear.
 

I have spent the best years of my life giving people the lighter pleasures, helping them have a good time, and all I get is abuse, the existence of a hunted man.
 

I've been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War.
 

It's a racket. Those stock market guys are crooked.
[Stock Market]
 

My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
 

Now I know why tigers eat their young.
 

Prohibition has made nothing but trouble.
 

Public service is my motto.
 

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

Vote early and vote often.
 

When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, it's called hospitality.
 

You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
 

You can go a long way with a smile, You can go a lot further with a smile and a gun.