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Mario Puzo Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from Mario Puzo
  1. #1
    Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.
  2. #2
    He should be careful. It’s dangerous to be an honest man.
  3. #3
    Great men are not born great, they grow great.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Greatness
  4. #4
    Accidents don’t happen to people who take accidents as a personal insult.
  5. #5
    Italians have a little joke, that the world is so hard a man must have two fathers to look after him, and that’s why they have godfathers.
  6. #6
    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
  7. #7
    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
  8. #8
    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
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  1. #9
    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
  2. #10
    Revenge is a dish that tastes best when served cold.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Revenge
  3. #11
    Never let anyone know what you are thinking.
  4. #12
    I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Threat
  5. #13
    Truth telling and medicine just didn’t go together except in dire emergencies, if then.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    concept
    Truth
  6. #14
    Yet, he thought, if I can die saying, “Life is so beautiful,” then nothing else is important. If i can believe in myself that much, nothing else matters.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Michael Corleone
    concept
    Life
  7. #15
    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
  8. #16
    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
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  1. #17
    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
  2. #18
    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
  3. #19
    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
  4. #20
    A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults.
  5. #21
    Lawyers can steal more money with a briefcase than a thousand men with guns and masks.
  6. #22
    There are things that have to be done and you do them and you never talk about them. You don’t try to justify them. They can’t be justified. You just do them. Then you forget it.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Tom Hagen
    concepts
    CrimeSecrets
  7. #23
    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.
  8. #24
    Many young men started down a false path to their true destiny. Time and fortune usually set them aright.
  9. #25
    Time erodes gratitude more quickly than it does beauty!
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