50 Famous Al Capone Quotes and Sayings

Looking for the best Al Capone quotes? We’ve compiled a list of the top Capone quotes and sayings (with images and pictures). Some of the quotes are sarcastic and others are on people, kindness, business, family, government and more.

Alphonse Gabriel Capone, renowned as Al Capone, was the lynchpin of the ‘Chicago Outfit’. During his lifetime and up to this day, he is regarded as one of the most famous mafia figures  and American gangsters of all-time.

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Capone took over the mafia empire of Torrior and evolved to become the new crime czar. Capone’s with infamous nickname was the real Scarface. In 1917, his left cheek was slashed with a razor during a brawl at the Harvard Inn.

Capone soon became an international personality and wasn’t apologetic for his way of life or how he made his living.

Famous Al Capone Quotes

  1. “Public service is my motto.”

  2. “Vote early and vote often.”

  3. “I have built my organization upon fear.”                                                                                                                           
    Al Capone Quotes Pictures
    Al Capone Quotes Pictures

  4. “Now I know why tigers eat their young.”

  5. “Prohibition has made nothing but trouble.”                                                                                                                                     
    AL Capone Quotes on Prohibition
    AL Capone Quotes on Prohibition

  6. “They can’t collect legal taxes from illegal money.”                                                                                                                     
    Famous Quotes By Al Capone
    Famous Quotes By Al Capone

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

  8. “I am like any other man. All I do is supply a demand.”                                                                                                   
    Best Al Capone Quotes Pics
    Best Al Capone Quotes Pics

  9. “Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.”                                                                                                                 
    Al Capone Capitalism Quotes
    Al Capone Capitalism Quotes

  10. “All I ever did was sell beer and whiskey to our best people.”

  11. “I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want.”– Al Capone

  12. “All I ever did was supply a demand that was pretty popular.”– Al Capone

  13. “My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they’re going to stay that way.”

  14. “A smile can get you far, but a smile with a gun can get you further.”– Al Capone

  15. “Some call it bootlegging. Some call it racketeering. I call it a business.”– Al Capone

  16. “There’s plenty of business for everybody. Why kill each other over it?”– Al Capone

  17. “The country wanted booze and I organized it. Why should I be called a public enemy?”

  18. “You’d be surprised if you knew some of the fellows I’ve got to take care of.”– Al Capone

  19. “You can do more with a kind word and a gun than with just a kind word.”– Al Capone
    Al Capone Quotes Images
    Al Capone Quotes Images

  20. “It seems like I’m responsible for every crime that takes place in this country.”– Al Capone

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

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

  23. “Capitalism gives all of us a great opportunity if we seize it with both hands and hang on to it.”

  24. “I have always been opposed to violence, to shootings. I have fought, yes, but fought for peace.”

  25. “Bolshevism is knocking at our gates, we can’t afford to let it in. We must keep America whole and safe and unspoiled.”

  26. “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.”

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

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

  29. “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.”

  30. “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 Kindness Quotes Posters
    Al Capone Kindness Quotes Posters

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

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

  33. “Find the toughest guy in the room. Embrace him like a brother. And then slam his head against the wall.”

  34. “What do you want to do, get yourself killed before you are thirty? You’d better get some sense while a few of us are left alive.”

  35. “Why not treat our business like any other man treats his, as something to work at in the daytime and forget when he goes home at night? There’s plenty of business for everybody. Why kill each other over it?”

  36. “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.”

  37. “They talk about me not being legitimate. Nobody’s on the legit, you know that and so do they. Nobody’s really-on the legit when it comes down to cases.”

  38. “Once you’re in the racket, you’re always in it. The parasites will trail you, begging for money and favors, and you can never get away from them no matter where you go.”

  39. “I believe I can take credit for the peace that now exists in the racket game in Chicago. I believe that the people can thank me for the fact that gang killings here are probably a thing of the past.”

  40. “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.”

  41. “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.” – Al Capone

  42. “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.”

  43. “The funny part of the whole thing is that a man in this line of business has so much company. I mean his customers. If people did not want beer and wouldn’t drink it, a fellow would be crazy for going around trying to sell it!”

  44. I’m the boss. I’m going to continue to run things. They’ve been putting the roscoe on me for a good many years and I’m still healthy and happy. Don’t let anybody kid you into thinking I can be run out of town. I haven’t run yet and I’m not going to.”

  45. “I never stuck up a man in my life. Neither did any of my agents ever rob anybody or burglarize any homes while they worked for me. They might have pulled plenty of jobs before they came with me or after they left me, but not while they were in my outfit.”

  46. “It’s pretty tough when a citizen with an unblemished record must be hounded from his home by the very policemen whose salaries are paid, at least in part, from the victim’s pocket.”

  47. “You might say that every policeman in Chicago gets some of his bread and butter from the taxes I pay.”

  48. “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.”

  49. “People who respect nothing dread fear. It is upon fear, therefore, that I have built up my organization. But understand me correctly, please. Those who work with me are afraid of nothing. Those who work for me are kept faithful, not so much because of their pay as because they know what might be done with them if they broke faith.”

  50. “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.”


 Trivia for our readers: Elect a women president? Hah! That will happen when the Cubs win the World Series. – This was a fake meme – This Quote was not said by Al Capone.

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