Al Capone

Al Capone Quotes

  • ''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 (1899-1947), U.S. gangster. "Mr. Capone, Philosopher," Cockburn Sums Up (1981). Interview with Claud Cockburn.
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  • ''Virgin territory for whorehouses.''
    Al Capone (1899-1947), U.S. gangster. Quoted in The Bootleggers, ch. 16, Kenneth Allsop (1961). Referring to suburban Chicago.

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