you get more with a kind word and a gun than you do with a kind word alone

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attributed to 20th Century American mobster Al Capone.

Proverb[edit]

you get more with a kind word and a gun than you do with a kind word alone

  1. It is advantageous not to rely solely on being nice.