Gang Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old gang quotes, gang sayings, and gang proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Apparently my street has a leaf blower gang who tag team all day, so the sounds of the leaf blower are forever blowing from dawn to dusk. Bob Saget
I think we have always had a fascination for gangs and gangsters, and I think we always will. Ross Kemp
I suppose if a band is like a gang, it is a moment in time. Roddy Woomble
It is kind of weird being the last gang in town. Steve Diggle
All the gang of those who rule us Hope our quarrels never stop Helping them to split and fool us So they can remain on top. Bertolt Brecht
We're this big melting pot, but someone turned up the heat too high, and the stew started to burn. Gangs, crime, fights, and fear are now a regular part of our local stew. Neal Shusterman
A general loathing of a gang or sect usually has some sound basis in instinct. Ezra Pound
A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide. Mickey Mantle
Gangs are a group reaction to helplessness. Jesse Jackson
Every city in the world always has a gang, a street gang, or the so-called outcasts. Jimi Hendrix
A demagogue is a person with whom we disagree as to which gang should mismanage the country. Don Marquis
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang. Mary Kay Ash
I was raised inside the gang culture. Kendrick Lamar
Shootouts are not gunfights of honor, they're gang wars and racial riots. Jessica Savitch
If you want to be in with a gang then you have to go along with hiding people's things. Louise Burfitt-Dons
Even gang members imagine a future that doesnt include gangs. Greg Boyle
They travel best in gangs, hanging around like clumps of bananas, thick skinned and yellow. Neil Kinnock
These were neighborhoods where nearly half the population didn't work, where crime and gang activity were said to be entrenched, where the welfare rolls and were swollen. Sudhir Venkatesh
Gangs undeniably commit crimes and are menace to every citizen; issues are increasingly changing and impactful. Robert Matthew Brzenchek
The age-old question on why someone would join a gang started when caveman banded together to hunt, gather, and protect. Robert Matthew Brzenchek
Gangs are part of the rich and storied history of New York, with numerous street gangs vying for territory in the various neighborhoods and cultural subsets of the city. Robert Matthew Brzenchek
The basic creed of the gangster, and for that matter of any other type of criminal, is that whatever a man has is his only so long as he can keep it, and that the one who takes it away from him has not done anything wrong, but has merely demonstrated his smartness. Herbert Asbury
Gangster was a stupid roughneck born in filth and squalor and reared amid vice and corruption. He fulfilled his natural destiny. Herbert Asbury
To define gangs and gang activities, we must consider both the sociological and the social contexts of the meaning of gangs. William Sanders
Claiming territory and fighting over territory with groups who did likewise was also part of what define as gangs. William Sanders
To simplify--and I believe accurately portray--the level of violence needed to define a gang, I propose that for a group to be a gang, it must use deadly force. William Sanders
If a group is willing to use enough violence to kill others, whether in defense or in aggression, then it should be considered a gang. William Sanders
The continued repression of gangs through the profiling of gang members in schools and in criminal justice only makes them stronger. Robert Garot
Activities within the gang, according to Thrasher, were diverse and motivated by typical youthful concerns, such as thrills and excitement. Steve Decker
Violence is a regular part of the gang life, and gang members are unafraid to use it or receive it. Steve Decker
Violence also serves to reinforce the solidarity among gang members and accentuate the boundaries between gang and nongang members. Steve Decker
Being identified as a gang member restricted opportunities that were available to nongang members. Steve Decker
Gang members become further marginalized because their membership poses a threat to other family members, schools, neighbors, and social institutions. Steve Decker
When you mix broken families and gangster culture with poverty, cartels and impunity, it is a lethal cocktail. Ioan Grillo
In communities scarred with violence, many don't know what peace looks like. Ioan Grillo
Teenagers in Brazilian favelas, Jamaican garrisons and Honduran slums see these crime wars as a natural state of affairs. Ioan Grillo
Gangster warlords nurture their culture, their pseudo religion, and their rhetoric of fighting for the poor. Ioan Grillo
A true gangster can smell out a person's strengths and weaknesses in a matter of minutes, but what they can sense most of all, what their bodies are most attuned to, is the scent of fear. Lorenzo Carcaterra
The older you get, the deadlier you have to be and you use age to your advantage. You make it a strength. Most of us are more dangerous the longer we live. If we didn't care about dying when we were young, we're not going to be too concerned about it when we have two feet in our grave. Lorenzo Carcaterra
Like many executives in the corporate world, a gangster is consumed with an insatiable desire to possess what belongs to someone else. Lorenzo Carcaterra
Mobsters are not satisfies with a mere Wall Street-backed takeover, no matter how lucrative. They will not rest until they live to see their opponent buried. Lorenzo Carcaterra
A gangster's survival depended not on the destruction of his enemies but on the strength of his allies. Lorenzo Carcaterra
A gangster who does not want to stop living life gangster will not stop living life gangster. G.A. Global Services Inc. Fellowship Approved
One historian has also described New York as having a 'gangster era' of municipal government in the late 1800s when 'elections were decided by repeat voters and poll-box smashers, by the intimidation and beating of citizens before they could cast their votes. K. Hirschfeld
Political gangsterism and kleptocracy are also readily visible in the 20th century histories of Cuba's closest neighbors. K. Hirschfeld
My role model were gangsters, criminals, drug dealers, and my father made me a wise guy. My mother was the only thing sane in my life. Paul Tully
The lawyer with the briefcase can steal more money than the man with the gun. Mario Puzo

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