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Don Vito Corleone Quotes

15 of the best book quotes from Don Vito Corleone
  1. #1
    It was not perhaps the warmest friendship in the world, they would not send each other Christmas gift greetings, but they would not murder each other.
  2. #2
    Michael could never remember his father ever having uttered a word about death, as if the Don respected death too much to philosophize about it.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Death
  3. #3
    He had long ago learned that society imposes insults that must be borne, comforted by the knowledge that in this world there comes a time when the most humble of men, if he keeps his eyes open, can take his revenge on the most powerful. It was this knowledge that prevented the Don from losing the humility all his friends admired in him.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Revenge
  4. #4
    Why should I be afraid now? Strange men have come to kill me ever since I was twelve years old.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Fear
  5. #5
    A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults.
  6. #6
    I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Threat
  7. #7
    A man who is not a father to his children can never be a real man.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Family
  8. #8
    You cannot say ‘no’ to the people you love, not often. That’s the secret. And then when you do, it has to sound like a ‘yes’. Or you have to make them say ‘no.’ You have to take time and trouble.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Trickery
  9. #9
    I don’t trust society to protect us, I have no intention of placing my fate in the hands of men whose only qualification is that they managed to con a block of people to vote for them.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Society
  10. #10
    A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Family
  11. #11
    Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Friendship
  12. #12
    Revenge is a dish that tastes best when served cold.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Revenge
  13. #13
    We are all honorable men here, we do not have to give each other assurances as if we were lawyers.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Honor
  14. #14
    Great men are not born great, they grow great.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Greatness
  15. #15
    Lawyers can steal more money with a briefcase than a thousand men with guns and masks.
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