Famous Al Capone Quotes

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.