Famous gangster quotes will make you think about loyalty, life, money, family, friends and more.
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Best Gangster Quotes
I am an undisputed gangster. To me, that means playing by my own rules. Katherine Ryan
I’m not mad, I’m proud o’ you. You took your first pinch like a man and you learned the two greatest things in life… never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut. Jimmy Conway (Robert De Niro)
Be careful who you call your friends. I’d rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies. Al Capone
I never lie because I don’t fear anyone. You only lie when you’re afraid. John Gotti
Goodfellas, never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut.
Everybody’s a gangster until a gangster walks in the room.
Behind every successful fortune there is a crime.
Blood makes you related while loyalty makes you blood.
Keep your friends close but your enemies closer. Michael Corleone
My gang is like my family.
Loyalty is neither grey, it is black and white, you are either loyal complete or you are not loyal at all.
Every human being has a bit of gangster in him. Binyavanga Wainaina
Be careful whom you trust salt and sugar look same.
I have acquired more knowledge in the street than in any classroom.
I’m a gangster, and gangsters don’t ask questions. Lil Wayne
I’m an emotional gangster. I cry once every month. Cardi B
To me, being a gangster was better than being president of the United States.
Loyalty is not just a word it a way of life.
The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room. Frank Lucas
Be afraid of the calmest person in the room.
Beaning loyal in a thug game is the only way out.
Are you gonna bark all day little doggie?
The Mafia is a question every time an Italian raises his head. Mario Cuomo
Loyalty is a highly prized gift never hopes for it from cheap people.
Even gang members imagine a future that doesn’t include gangs. Greg Boyle
Fake people don’t surprise me anymore. Loyal people do.
Some of your worst gangsters are guys who were very low key. Mickey Rourke
Trust is earned respect is given while loyalty is shown.
Never let your loyalty become slavery.
A thug only understands you when you speak his language. Alexander Lukashenko
Even on a bad day my loyalty never changes.
Any distraction tends to get in the way of being an effective gangster. Terence Winter
Loyalty is hard to find but trust is easy to lose.
Don’t tell me what was said about me. Tell me why were they so comfortable to say it to you.
Never let your loyalty make a fool of you.
Iconic Gangster Quotes
There’s no such thing as good money or bad money. There’s just money. Lucky Luciano
There’s too much money out there to be hatting or stressing on how someone else is getting paid.
The mob is man voluntarily descending to the nature of the beast. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don’t stay in bed unless you are making money in bed.
Isolation from power makes men look for a mob in which they can be strong. Herbert Gold
My body wants more sleep but my pocket wants more money.
The Italian gangster thing has become a form of the modern day Western. Armand Assante
Getting money and taking care of your family that’s gangsters ese.
Money is just paper but it affects people like poetry.
Shoot first, ask questions last. That’s how these so called gangsta’s last. Waka Flocka Flame
Some people are so poor all they have is money.
The lawyer with the briefcase can steal more money than the man with the gun. Mario Puzo
Money and success don’t change people but they raise out what is already there.
Money won’t buy you happiness but it will buy you a high grade of memories
Be careful who you call your friends. I’d rather have four quarters than one hundred pennies. Al Capone
The money you make is the symbol you create for yourself.
The only difference between the Government & the Mafia is that the Mafia actually turns a profit.
Money is not everything but everything needs money.
Playing the game, and unfortunately, playing the gangster game is very profitable. Quincy Jones
Never spend your money before you earn it.
Who cares about shit people say that they don’t have the balls to say to your face? Tony Soprano
Some people are not your friends they are just scared to be your enemy.
All I have in this world is my balls and my word, and I don’t break them for no one. Tony Montana
Real friends never let you do stupid things alone.
You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with just a kind word. Al Capone
A real friend will always say good and nice behind your back and say stupid things in your face.
I think we have always had a fascination for gangs and gangsters, and I think we always will. Ross Kemp
A good friend knows all your good and bad moments.
A gangster doesn’t think of himself a hustler, I assume he thinks of himself as a businessman. Delroy Lindo
Eat with your friends never compete with them because the hustle is against poverty, not friendship.
When you’re a kid and you see gangsters living the life, you kind of want to be like that. Jaume Collet Serra
Real friends are like stars you may not see them all the time but you know they are always there.
Gangsters are not nearly so frightening as you’d think. Some of them are quite ordinary looking. Joseph Conrad
Always watch your back old friends can become the new enemy
Short Gangster Quotes
A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide. Mickey Mantle
If you find a trustworthy friend like Gustavo you will be rich like Pablo.
I asked god for a bike, but I know god doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness. Al Pacino
Every tall person needs a short best friend.
There are many people who think I’m actually a gangster or a mafioso, largely because of ‘Goodfella. Paul Sorvino
The language of friendship is not just words but meaning.
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.
Friends are medicine to the wounded heart and vitamins for a hopeful soul.
It is a rule of law alone which hinders the rulers from turning themselves into the worst gangsters. Ludwig Von Mises
A true is one who always brings out the best in you.
All right, you proved your point. You broke into my vault. Congratulations, you’re a dead man. Terry Benedict
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
I don’t wanna be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me. Frank Costello
When you have one true friend you already have more than your share.
In my world, of course, it don’t matter. You could be a gangster with a dress, you could be a gangster with baggy pants. Young Thug
Gangsters lived in the neighborhood. They weren’t apart from it. Their relationships with people were both benevolent and scary. Ruby Dee
A true friend is always your partner in crime.
I didn’t have to pour it on but I wanted a reputation. I wanted to be known as the smartest, youngest, and toughest hood. Morris Rudensky
True friends should be like books, few but hand selected.
War is a thug’s game. The thug strikes first and harder. He doesn’t go by rules and he isn’t afraid of hurting people. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
A true friend is some who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
When you understand the mechanics of stress and master the techniques to manipulate someone’s fears and dreams, you will be powerful. Gregory Hartley
A real man always protects and puts his family first until his last breath.
Let me tell you something. There’s no nobility in poverty. I’ve been a poor man, and I’ve been a rich man. And I choose rich every f*cking time. Jordan Belfort
Family is more seen in behavior than blood.
You can always tell the winners at the starting gate. You can always tell the winners, and you can tell the losers. Noodles, Once upon a time in America
Never tell anybody outside your family what you are thinking.
Listen to me very carefully. There are three ways of doing things around here: the right way, the wrong way, and the way that I do it. You understand? Ace Rothstein
Many men can build an empire but only a few can build a family.
You ain’t a lawyer no more, Dave. You are a gangster now. On the other side. A whole new ball game. You can’t learn about it in school, and you can’t have a late start. Carlito
A man that never spends time with his family can never be a real man.
And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that. Lord Acton
Family is not all about blood you sheared. It all about those who are willing to bleed for you.
Everybody who comes from the gangster life they want what that man in the suburbs wants. Nice family. Nice house. Nice cars. Bills paid. Kids in school. Food on the table. Nothing more. Ice Cube
Never turn your back on family even when they do.