Al Capone Quotes (22 quotes)
“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)
“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.”
Interview, 1930. As quoted in: In Time of Trouble (1956) by Claud Cockburn
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Born: January 17, 1899
Died: January 25, 1947 (aged 48)
Occupation: Criminal, gangster, bootlegger, racketeer
Bio: Alphonse Gabriel Al Capone was an American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. The Chicago Outfit, which subsequently became known as the Capones, was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the early 1920s to 1931.
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“A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.”