Al Capone Quotes

Alphonse Gabriel Capone (/æl k??po?n/; January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947), sometimes known by the nickname Scarface, was an American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33 years old

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Al Capone


Every time a boy falls off a tricycle, every time a black cat has gray kittens, every time someone stubs a toe, every time there's a murder or a fire or the marines land in Nicaragua, the police and the newspapers holler 'get Capone.'

Al Capone


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 seize it with both hands and make the most of it.

Al Capone


Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.

Al Capone


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.

Al Capone


When I sell liquor, it's bootlegging. When my patrons serve it on a silver tray on Lakeshore Drive, it's hospitality.

Al Capone


When I sell liquor, its called bootlegging when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, its called hospitality

Al Capone


Now I know why tigers eat their young.

Al Capone


Be careful who you call your friends. Iâ??d rather have four quarters than one hundred pennies.

Al Capone


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

Al Capone


Public service is my motto.

Al Capone


Once in the racket you're always in it.

Al Capone


I have built my organization upon fear.

Al Capone


I'm a kind person, I'm kind to everyone, but if you are unkind to me, then kindness is not what you'll remember me for

Al Capone


Prohibition has made nothing but trouble

Al Capone


Some call it bootlegging. Some call it racketeering. I call it a business.

Al Capone