[Ads-l] Heard on American Greed: a proverb

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 12 23:30:36 UTC 2018

"You can steal more money with a ballpoint than at gunpoint."

Apparently a variation on or inspired by - or not

Mario Puzo — 'Lawyers can steal more money with a briefcase than a thousand
men with guns and masks.' - Don Vito Corleone

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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