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You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
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.
This is virgin territory out here for whorehouses.
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.
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.
I've been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War.
Do I do business with Canadian racketeers? I don't even know what street Canada is on.
Don't you get the idea I'm one of these goddam radicals. Don't get the idea I'm knocking the American system.
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January 17, 1899
January 25, 1947
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone was an American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33 years old.
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