Al Capone was quoted early and often. So many great ones…here are just a few:
You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun.
In this life all that I have is my word and my balls and I do not break them for nobody.
Be careful who you call your friends. I’d rather have four quarters than one hundred pennies.
I would rather be rich affluent and greedy and go to hell when I die, than live in poverty on this earth.
When I sell liquor, it’s bootlegging. When my patrons serve it on a silver tray on Lakeshore Drive, it’s hospitality.
Some call it bootlegging. Some call it racketeering. I call it a business.
All the quotes give us a little taste of what Capone was like as a human. Full of ego and pride. But also a very smart man.