You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
As quoted in Forbes (6 October 1986)
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
Do I do business with Canadian racketeers? I don't even know what street Canada is on.Al Capone
Don't get the idea that I'm one of these goddam radicals. Don't get the idea that I'm knocking the American system.Al Capone
This is virgin territory out here for whorehouses.Al Capone
This American system of ours ... call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you like, gives to each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.Al Capone
I've been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War.Al Capone