Top 200 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Criminals

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When you talk about gambling and the euphoria that comes with it, making winning picks is what excites you.
Be careful who you call your friends. I’d rather have four quarters than one hundred pennies.
Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.
Only those who went hungry with me and stood by me when I went through a bad time at some point in life will eat at my table. β€” Β© Pablo Escobar
Only those who went hungry with me and stood by me when I went through a bad time at some point in life will eat at my table.
No one gives it to you. You have to take it.
We're having too good a time today. We ain't thinking about tomorrow.
I've seen many lives destroyed. I've seen more people have problems with gambling than I have with drugs and alcohol. And there are some serious consequences if you get in over your head.
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.
I'm not an educated man, but I've read some history. Every kingdom comes up bloody. Every castle is built on a pile of bones. When I came out here, LA was nothing. Back east I was a gangster, out here I'm god.
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.
At the age of 12 my ambition was to become a gangster. To be a wiseguy. Being a wiseguy was better than being President of the United States. To be a wiseguy was to own the world.
One hand washes the other...both hands wash the face.
Everybody deserves a fresh start every once in a while.
When a man assumes leadership, he forfeits the right to mercy. β€” Β© Gennaro Angiulo
When a man assumes leadership, he forfeits the right to mercy.
I saw a garden full of flowers which was so beautiful and fragrant. I watched the night sky lying on the grass by a waterfall and it was gorgeous and I would have thought those are the most beautiful things, but then I met you!
Mafia is a process,not a thing. Mafia is a form of clan - cooperation to which it's individual members pledge lifelong loyalty....Friendship, connections, family ties, trust, loyalty, obedience - this was the glue that held us together.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
A boy has never wept...nor dashed a thousand kin
You have to be like a lion and a fox. The fox is smart enough to recognize traps, and the lion is strong enough to scare away the wolves. Be like a lion and a fox, and no one will ever beat you.
Me I never had the chance to say,Well,I'm going to do something I want to do."I always did if for my family,for my children, for my father,for my mother."
Killing is killing whether done for duty, profit or fun.
How's this for a headline? 'French fries'.
No one will ever kill me, they wouldn't dare
I like to be myself. Misery loves company
I can't stand squealers, hit that guy!
Any time that you have a sporting event with a Vegas line to it, there's always going to be somebody involved in organized crime trying to make a dollar off of it.
In the future you're going to be able to go into a 7-Eleven and buy a ticket on a game, and people who don't use gambling as often as others do, like the people who go and buy lottery tickets, there's going to be more opportunity for people to do it. And with people casually gambling throughout the country, it's going to generate a lot of money.
Once in the racket you're always in it.
God has a purpose and plan for your life and nothing can stand in the way of it - except you. Are you ready to listen? It's time to stand up and be bold for Jesus.
You can get more with a simple prayer and a Thompson sub-machinegun than you can with a simple prayer alone.
I have killed no men, that, in the first place, didn't deserve killing
My buddies wanted to be firemen, farmers or policemen, something like that. Not me, I just wanted to steal people's money!
Sometimes I feel like God…when I order someone killed – they die the same day.
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.
I don't drink much and I smoke very little. I guess my only bad habit is robbing banks. Now you see, fellas, I ain't such a bad guy at heart.
Some call it bootlegging. Some call it racketeering. I call it a business.
The official toxicity limit for humans is between one and one and half grams of cocaine depending on body weight. I was averaging five grams a day, maybe more. I snorted ten grams in ten minutes once. I guess I had a high tolerance.
Murders came with smiles, shooting people was no big deal for us Goodfellas.
Give me a man who steals a little and I can make money β€” Β© Sam Giancana
Give me a man who steals a little and I can make money
A Brooklyn-Miami matchup would bring great ratings and that's what this is all about for the NBA and the league offices - bringing in as many dollars as they can.
A crook is a crook, and there's something healthy about his frankness in the matter. But any guy who pretends he is enforcing the law and steals on his authority is a swell snake. The worst type of these punks is the big politician. You can only get a little of his time because he spends so much time covering up that no one will know that he is a thief. A hard-working crook will-and can-get those birds by the dozen, but right down in his heart he won't depend on them-hates the sight of them.
Bolshevism is knocking at our gates, we can't afford to let it in...We must keep America whole and safe and unspoiled. We must keep the worker away from red literature and red ruses; we must see that his mind remains healthy.
I say, "This is my objective" and when I stick to it, I succeed. When I deviate, I'm in trouble. Do what you do best and delegate the rest. There are things I do better than others, and there are things I'm horrible at and I delegate those.
When a guy knocks ya down, never get up unless he's gonna kill ya.
Not only did I not like officiating his games, I was afraid at times he was going to knock my block off... there was nothing you could do to get the guy on your side... with saying that, I've talked to Rasheed Wallace in the last couple of years and he's nothing but a complete gentleman off the floor.
I just loved the game of basketball growing up and my goal was to somehow be a part of it.
If somebody had come to me and said will you move heroin, I would have told them no.
I still check the weather every day, usually multiple times a day, because I know at a moment`s notice, a dream crop can turn into a disaster.
People going into a business have to have a plan. It's helpful to write it out, even if you're the only one there to see it and execute it. It's your bible. Stick to it, unless things happen in the market that cause you to change your plan. I do that myself.
There's no doubt that there is star treatment. It's discussed in the meetings. Obviously, people don't pay an enormous amount of money to sit in those courtside seats to see players like Kobe, LeBron, Shaq - all the greats - sit on the bench and be in foul trouble.
Life's a rodeo and all you have to do is stay in the saddle. β€” Β© George Jung
Life's a rodeo and all you have to do is stay in the saddle.
The most important thing in business is honesty, integrity, hard work familynever forgetting where we came from.
Prohibition has made nothing but trouble
I am a businessman. I am anything I need to be at any time.
We all have choices to make in life. And when we decide to go down that wrong road we'd be better off backing up and realizing that not only do you affect your life with some terrible choices, but the lives of people you love the most, and that's your family.
In loving memory from the Family.
Any marijuana transaction I ever did with anyone, there were never any guns involved, ever.
There are certain promises you make that are more sacred than anything that happens in a court of law,I don't care how many Bibles you put your hand on.Some of the promises,it's true,you make to young,before you really have an understanding of what they mean.But once you've made those first promises,other promises are called for.And the thing is you can't deny the new ones without betraying the old ones.The promises get bigger,there are more people to be hurt and disappointed if you don't live up to them.Then, at some point, your called upon to make a promise to a dying man.
I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want.
Everyone has a price, the important thing is to find out what it is.
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