Al Capone
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"Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone" was an American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition in the United States/Prohibition era. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33 years old.

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You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun.

When I sell liquor, its called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, its called hospitality.

Don't you get the idea I'm one of those goddam radicals. Don't get the idea I'm knocking the American system.

I have built my organization upon fear.

I've been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War.

I don't even know what street Canada is on.

Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.

You can get more with a nice word and a gun than you can with a nice word.

This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.

Vote early and vote often.

Once in the racket you're always in it.

I am like any other man. All I do is supply a demand.

Don't get the idea the I'm knocking the American system.