American gangsters, like Scarface and Machine Gun Kelly, are a few that became infamous for their life of crime.
Here are the top ten greatest quotes from history’s most notorious gangsters:
Be careful who you call your friends. I’d rather have four quarters than one hundred pennies.
-Al Capone, Scarface
Interesting Fact: His bulletproof Cadillac was later used by President Roosevelt.
Everybody deserves a fresh start every once in a while.
-Benjamin Siegel, Bugsy
Interesting Fact: He opened the Flamingo hotel and casino in Las Vegas.
No one gives it to you. You have to take it.
-Frank Costello, the Prime Minister
Interesting Fact: He was only found guilty for tax evasion and contempt.
I never lie because I don’t fear anyone. You only lie when you’re afraid.
-John Gotti, the Dapper Don
Interesting Fact: He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
There’s no such thing as good money or bad money. There’s just money.
-Charles Luciano, Lucky Luciano
Interesting Fact: During his 35 year prison sentence, he gave information to the Allies that aided them in WWII.
All you have to do is recognize an opportunity.
-Meyer Lansky, the Mob’s Accountant
Interesting Fact: He had a net worth of $600 million but lost his fortunes in Cuba when Fidel Castro came to power.
Judges, lawyers and politicians have a license to steal. We don’t need one.
-Carlo Gambino, the Godfather
Interesting Fact: He immigrated to the US at age 19 and joined Lucky Luciano’s gang.
See, ya are what ya are in this world. That’s either one of two things: Either you’re somebody, or you ain’t nobody.
-Frank Lucas, Superfly
Interesting Fact: He is now helping children of imprisoned parents, with a program called Yellow Brick Road.
This life of ours, this is a wonderful life. If you can get through life like this and get away with it, hey that’s great. But it’s very predictable. There’s so many ways you can screw it up.
-Paul Castellano, Big Paul
Interesting Fact: John Gotti organized a hit on him.
Nothing is worth this.
-George Kelly, Machine Gun Kelly
Interesting Fact: He kidnapped Charles F. Urschel, a wealthy Texas oilman, and received a ransom for $200,000.