Al Capone

(Alphonse Gabriel Capone)

Al Capone
Al Capone
  • Born: January 17, 1899
  • Died: January 25, 1947
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Gangster, Bootlegger, Racketeer, Boss Chicago Outfit









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Bolshevism is knocking at our gates. We can't afford to let it in. We have got to organize ourselves against it, and put our shoulders together and hold fast. 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. Miscellaneous
Everybody calls me a racketeer. I call myself a business man. When I sell liquor, it's bootlegging. When my patrons serve it on a silver tray on Lake Shore Drive [in Chicago] it's hospitality. Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
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. Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
I’ve been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War. [WWI] Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
It’s better to negotiate with a soft voice and a loaded gun, than to negotiate with just a soft voice. Negotiating & Negotiations
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way. Miscellaneous
The can’t collect legal taxes from illegal money. Taxes
The stock market is a racket. Those guys are crooks. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.
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. Leaders & Leadership ;Management & Managing Government ;Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Now I know why tigers eat their young.
Prohibition has made nothing but trouble.
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.