quote by Al Capone

Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.

— Al Capone

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Growing up I wasn't the richest, but I had a rich family in spirit.

Standing here with 19 championships is something I never thought would happen. I went on a court just with a ball and a racket and with a hope.


I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General.

And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.

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War Is A Racket : I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time.

Now I am sure of it. Like all members of the military profession I never had an original thought until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher- ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service

Once in the racket you're always in it.

I don't mind being called tough, since I find in this racket it's the tough guys who lead the survivors.


War is just a racket... I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else.

I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long... Looking back on it, I feel I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three city districts. We Marines operated on three continents.

We must take the profit out of war.

War like any other racket, pays high dividends to the very few.

The cost of operations is always transferred to the people who do not profit.

I went on the courts with just a ball and a racket and a hope...and that's all I had.


Criminality is now legal. I guess criminal racketeering these days would be like burning little children at the stake or something. That's about what it takes to get anyone to care.

The fact that, in the United States, there are people serving ten-year prison terms for growing marijuana plants in their backyards while Wall Street racketeers, who have defrauded millions of people and destroyed the global economy, walk free is a kind of bizarre hypocrisy that boggles my mind.

Steven Alan Green is ONE funny writer ---- Everything I read of yours makes me laugh and think - Not just the kind words about meBut the insights you have for the Comedy racket.You're Barbara Hershey, we are beaches.

I killed a squirrel once with a car. Twice with a tennis racket.

I'll let the racket do the talking.


War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious.

My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.

I started rooting - you know, sticking up joints - with some older guys.

By now I had gotten a taste of what the racket world really was - the glamour, the way they dressed, the way they always had a pocketful of money.

I let my racket do the talking. That's what I am all about, really. I just go out and win tennis matches.


I like to let my racket do the talking.

I used to play a lot of racket sports, tennis and squash.

Religion is a Snare and a Racket.

I like to keep my surroundings low-key.

I don't need much around me. I'm easy don't need a lot of racket.

Journalism is a kind of profession, or craft, or racket, for people who never wanted to grow up and go out into the real world.


Syllogisms а la mode - If you are against labor racketeers, then you are against the working man. If you are against demagogues, then you are against democracy. If you are against Christianity, then you are against God. If you are against trying a can of Old Dr. Quack's Cancer Salve, then you are in favor of letting Uncle Julius die.

Our media and political system has turned into a mutual protection racket.

We must take the profit out of prejudice.

It is dressed into speeches about patriotism, love of country...but the profits...skyrocket.

Power leads to more power, no matter what your racket, and not only were they rich and influential but they were smart as hell, too.


Sure. I’d like to live regular. Go home to a good looking wife, a hot dinner, and a husky kid. But I guess I got film in my blood. I love this racket. It’s exciting. It’s dangerous. It’s funny. It’s tough. It’s heartbreaking.

When I want to go to sleep, I must first get a whole menagerie of voices to shut up. You wouldn't believe what a racket they make in my room.

For a split second, Harry thought how absurd it was for Tonks to expect the dummy to hear her talking that quietly through a sheet of glass, when there were buses rumbling along behind her and all the racket of street full of shoppers. Then he reminded himself that dummies could not hear anyway.

Advertising is a racket...its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.