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

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Sun Jan 14 01:15:48 UTC 2018

On Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:30:36 Zone - 0500 the honest Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>"You can steal more money with a ballpoint than at gunpoint."
Related, and probably earlier than ballpoint pens, from Brecht and Weill's Der Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera)

"What is the crime of robbing a bank compared with the crime of founding one?"

I don't know when this was first translated from German into English.

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