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A collection of quote and thoughts by Al Capone on smile, blood, death, gun, words, kind, capitalism, revenge, humor, fear, trouble and alone.

33 Top Al Capone Quotes You Are Not Aware Of

Quick Facts

Famous As: Gangster

Born On: January 17, 1899

Died On: January 25, 1947

Born In: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Died At Age: 48

Listed amongst the most feared American gangsters of all-time, Alphonse Gabriel Capone, renowned as Al Capone, was the lynchpin of the ‘Chicago Outfit’. “Big Al” shot towards fame by smuggling alcohol during the Prohibition Era in the United States. Starting off with low level crimes as a member of the ‘Five Points Gang’, he began his violent criminal exploits under Johnny Torrio. After taking over from Torrio, he expanded the bootlegging business with profitable support from the then Mayor of Chicago - William Hale Thompson. Unlike other notorious criminals, the “Scarface” did not operate under stealth. On the contrary, Capone adored public adulations during his frequent appearances at ball games. Many viewed him as the modern day Robin-Hood. It all came to rest after the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre between rival gang members which killed seven men in broad daylight. This damaged Capone’s and Chicago’s reputation which led to public demand for his detention, and that made him ‘Public Enemy Number One’. Later, he was convicted of income tax evasion and was sentenced for 11 years in Federal prison. Read through these intriguing quotes from this notorious American Gangster, giving us a glimpse of his mind. A collection of famous quotes by Al Capone.
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Don't mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me.

Al Capone

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

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

In this life all that I have is my word and my balls and I do not break them for nobody.

Al Capone

A crook is a crook, and there's something healthy about his frankness in the matter. But any guy who pretends he is enforcing the law and steals on his authority is a swell snake. The worst type of these punks is the big politician. You can only get a little of his time because he spends so much time covering up that no one will know that he is a thief. A hard-working crook will-and can-get those birds by the dozen, but right down in his heart he won't depend on them-hates the sight of them.

Al Capone

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

Al Capone

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

Al Capone

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

Al Capone

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.

Al Capone

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

Al Capone

I got nothing against the honest cop on the beat. You just have them transferred someplace where they can't do you any harm. But don't ever talk to me about the honor of police captains or judges. If they couldn't be bought they wouldn't have the job.

Al Capone

They can’t collect legal taxes from illegal money.

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

You accomplish more with a smile, a handshake, and a gun than you do with just a smile and a handshake.

Al Capone

I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want,

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

We been on the road for 18 hours... I need a bath, some chow... and then you and me sit down, and we talk about who dies,eh?

Al Capone

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

Al Capone

Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.

Al Capone

Now I know why tigers eat their young.

Al Capone

Prohibition has made nothing but trouble

Al Capone

You can do more with a kind word and a gun than with just a kind word.

Al Capone

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

Al Capone

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

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

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.

Al Capone

I am sick and tired of publicity. I want no more of it. It puts me in a bad light. I just want to be forgotten.

Al Capone

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

Al Capone

I've lost a million and a half on the horses and dice in the last two years. And the funny part is, I still like 'em, and if someone handed me another million I'd put it right in the nose of some horse that looked good to me.

Al Capone

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

Al Capone

Do not mistake my kindness for weakness, I am kid to everyone, but if you are unkind to my it will not be weakness that you will remember me for.

Al Capone

You'll accomlish more with a kind word and a gun, than you will with a kind word alone.

Al Capone

Hell must be a pretty swell spot, because the guys that invented religion have sure been trying hard to keep everybody else out.

Al Capone