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Al Capone Quotes About Friends, Bullet, Prohibition, Smile Gun, Inspirational, Kindness & Bicycle! Al Capone was a prominent criminal who rose to power in the early 20th century. Even to this day, his horror stories still send chills down the spines of people all over the globe. Al was born on January 17, 1899, in New York City. When Capone was in sixth grade, he dropped out of school.

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Notorious Chicago crime boss Johnny Torrio took notice of Capone. For two years, starting in 1920, Torrio mentored and mentored young Al Capone, helping him become an integral element of the notorious “Chicago Outfit.” Prostitution, drug trafficking, and various other illegal activities were all part of the gang’s repertoire. As soon as the horrible murder of James Colosimo, also known as ‘Big Jim,’ occurred, Capone was appointed deputy to Johnny Torrio. ‘Big Jim’ was the gang’s founder and ran the prostitution operation entirely on his own. Capone allegedly set up his assassination.

Few members of opposing gangs attempted to kill Capone in 1925, but he fled. Even Johnny Torrio was a victim of an assault within a matter of days. In light of these events, Torrio decided to leave the nation and never return. The new gang leader was dubbed Al Capone by him. In his early 20, Capone had a lot of responsibility. Capone rose to prominence to the point that he aided politician William Thompson in his bid to become Mayor of Chicago.

The 1929 St. Valentine’s Day massacre is one of Capone’s most infamous crimes. Consolidate control of Chicago under Capone’s reign by eliminating the “North Side” gang and its leader Bugs Moran. After this, Capone became known as “Popular Enemy Number One” because of his reputational harm to the city of Chicago, leading to a public call for arrest and jail. On January 25, 1947, Al Capone died of heart failure at 48.

Best Al Capone Quotes

1. “The country wanted booze and I organized it. Why should I be called a public enemy?” — Al Capone

2. “Nobody was ever killed except outlaws, and the community is better off without them.” — Al Capone

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

4. “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.” — Al Capone

5. “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.” — Al Capone

6. “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!” — Al Capone

7. “I have always been opposed to violence, to shootings. I have fought, yes, but fought for peace. And 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.” — Al Capone

8. “When I sell liquor, it’s bootlegging. When my patrons serve it on a silver tray on Lakeshore Drive, it’s hospitality.” — Al Capone

9. “Why, the very guys that make my trade good are the ones that yell the loudest about me. Some of the leading judges use the stuff.” — Al Capone

10. “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

11. “I am like any other man. All I do is supply a demand.” — Al Capone

12. “All I ever did was sell beer and whiskey to our best people.” — Al Capone

13. “I’m the boss. I’m going to continue to run things. They’ve been putting the roscode on me for a good many years and I’m still healthy and happy.” — Al Capone

14. “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?” — Al Capone

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

16. “They can’t collect legal taxes from illegal money.” — Al Capone

17. “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.” — Al Capone

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

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

20. “Nobody wanted Prohibition. This town voted six to one against it. Somebody had to throw some liquor on that thirst. Why not me?” — Al Capone

21. “Hell, it’s a business… All I do is supply a public demand. I do it in the best and least harmful way I can. I can’t change the conditions. I just meet them without backing up.” — Al Capone

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

23. “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

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

25. “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.” — Al Capone

26. “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

27. “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

28. “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

29. “In this life, all that I have is my word and my balls and I do not break them for nobody.” — Al Capone

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

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