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84 ‘The Godfather’ Quotes on Business & Family (LIFE)

Top 10 Most Famous Godfather Quotes

Great men are not born great, they grow great. - Don Vito Corleone
Great men are not born great, they grow great. – Don Vito Corleone
I don't like violence, Tom. I'm a businessman; blood is a big expense. - Virgil 'The Turk' Sollozzo
I don’t like violence, Tom. I’m a businessman; blood is a big expense. – Virgil ‘The Turk’ Sollozzo
I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse. - Don Vito Corleone
I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse. – Don Vito Corleone
Power wears out those who do not have it. - Calo
Power wears out those who do not have it. – Calo
Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me. - Don Vito Corleone
Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me. – Don Vito Corleone
Only don't tell me you're innocent. Because it insults my intelligence and makes me very angry. - Michael Corleone
Only don’t tell me you’re innocent. Because it insults my intelligence and makes me very angry. – Michael Corleone
Revenge is a dish best served cold. - Don Vito Corleone
Revenge is a dish best served cold. – Don Vito Corleone
I have learned more in the streets than in any classroom. - Don Vito Corleone
I have learned more in the streets than in any classroom. – Don Vito Corleone
I believe in America. America has made my fortune. And I raised my daughter in the American fashion. - Amerigo Bonasera
I believe in America. America has made my fortune. And I raised my daughter in the American fashion. – Amerigo Bonasera
For justice, we must go to Don Corleone. - Amerigo Bonasera
For justice, we must go to Don Corleone. – Amerigo Bonasera

10 Thought-Provoking Godfather Quotes About Life

You talk about vengeance. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you Or my boy to me - Don Vito Corleone
You talk about vengeance. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you? Or my boy to me? – Don Vito Corleone
Time erodes gratitude more quickly than it does beauty! - Don Vito Corleone
Time erodes gratitude more quickly than it does beauty! – Don Vito Corleone
I have a sentimental weakness for my children and I spoil them, as you can see. They talk when they should listen. - Don Vito Corleone
I have a sentimental weakness for my children and I spoil them, as you can see. They talk when they should listen. – Don Vito Corleone
When they come… they come at what you love. - Don Vito Corleone
When they come… they come at what you love. – Don Vito Corleone
Forgive. Forget. Life is full of misfortunes. - Don Vito Corleone
Forgive. Forget. Life is full of misfortunes. – Don Vito Corleone
The lawyer with the briefcase can steal more money than the man with the gun. - Don Vito Corleone
The lawyer with the briefcase can steal more money than the man with the gun. – Don Vito Corleone
I’m not interested in things that don’t concern me. - Don Vito Corleone
I’m not interested in things that don’t concern me. – Don Vito Corleone
You have to take time and trouble. - Don Vito Corleone
You have to take time and trouble. – Don Vito Corleone
The richest man is the one with the most powerful friends. - Don Altobello
The richest man is the one with the most powerful friends. – Don Altobello
Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger. - Lucchesi
Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger. – Lucchesi

7 Godfather Quotes About Family and Loyalty

The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other. - Don Vito Corleone
The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other. – Don Vito Corleone
A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man. - Don Vito Corleone
A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man. – Don Vito Corleone
That’s my family, Kay. It’s not me. - Michael Corleone
That’s my family, Kay. It’s not me. – Michael Corleone
Never tell anyone outside the family what you are thinking again. - Don Vito Corleone
Never tell anyone outside the family what you are thinking again. – Don Vito Corleone
Don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family again. - Michael Corleone
Don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family again. – Michael Corleone
Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family. - Don Vito Corleone
Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family. – Don Vito Corleone
You can do anything but never go against the family. - Don Vito Corleone
You can do anything but never go against the family. – Don Vito Corleone

5 Godfather Quotes About Enemies

Keep your friends close but your enemies closer. - Michael Corleone
Keep your friends close but your enemies closer. – Michael Corleone
Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment. - Michael Corleone
Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment. – Michael Corleone
Your enemies always get strong on what you leave behind. - Michael Corleone
Your enemies always get strong on what you leave behind. – Michael Corleone
A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults. - Don Vito Corleone
A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults. – Don Vito Corleone
And if by chance an honest man like yourself should make enemies then they would become my enemies... and then they will fear you. - Don Vito Corleone
And if by chance an honest man like yourself should make enemies then they would become my enemies… and then they will fear you. – Don Vito Corleone

2 Godfather Quotes on Women

Women and children can be careless, but not men. - Don Vito Corleone
Women and children can be careless, but not men. – Don Vito Corleone
In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns. - Calo
In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns. – Calo

5 Godfather Quotes on Business

It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business. - Michael Corleone
It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business. – Michael Corleone
Now we’re talking business, let’s talk business. - Michael Corleone
Now we’re talking business, let’s talk business. – Michael Corleone
We don’t discuss business at the table. - Santino 'Sonny' Corleone
We don’t discuss business at the table. – Santino ‘Sonny’ Corleone
Tom, this is business and this man is taking it very, very personal. - Santino 'Sonny' Corleone
Tom, this is business and this man is taking it very, very personal. – Santino ‘Sonny’ Corleone
Don't ask me about my business, Kay. - Michael Corleone
Don’t ask me about my business, Kay. – Michael Corleone

14 Godfather Quotes by Don Vito Corleone

Listen, whoever comes to you with this Barzini meeting, he's the traitor. Don't forget that. - Don Vito Corleone
Listen, whoever comes to you with this Barzini meeting, he’s the traitor. Don’t forget that. – Don Vito Corleone
You can act like a man! - Don Vito Corleone
You can act like a man! – Don Vito Corleone
What’s the matter with you I think your brain is going soft with all that comedy you are playing with that young girl. - Don Vito Corleone
What’s the matter with you? I think your brain is going soft with all that comedy you are playing with that young girl. – Don Vito Corleone
This war stops now. - Don Vito Corleone
This war stops now. – Don Vito Corleone
I refused to be a fool dancing on the strings held by all of those big shots. - Don Vito Corleone
I refused to be a fool dancing on the strings held by all of those big shots. – Don Vito Corleone
I swear, on the souls of my grandchildren, that I will not be the one to break the peace we have made here today. - Don Vito Corleone
I swear, on the souls of my grandchildren, that I will not be the one to break the peace we have made here today. – Don Vito Corleone
Tattaglia is a pimp. - Don Vito Corleone
Tattaglia is a pimp. – Don Vito Corleone
I want you to use all your powers and all your skills. - Don Vito Corleone
I want you to use all your powers and all your skills. – Don Vito Corleone
Where's Michael - Don Vito Corleone
Where’s Michael? – Don Vito Corleone
You don't even think to call me Godfather. Instead, you come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married, and you ask me to do murder… for money. - Don Vito Corleone
You don’t even think to call me Godfather. Instead, you come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married, and you ask me to do murder… for money. – Don Vito Corleone
I want reliable people, people who aren’t going to be carried away. - Don Vito Corleone
I want reliable people, people who aren’t going to be carried away. – Don Vito Corleone
Look how they massacred my boy. - Don Vito Corleone
Look how they massacred my boy. – Don Vito Corleone
I can’t remember the last time you invited me to your house for a cup of coffee. - Don Vito Corleone
I can’t remember the last time you invited me to your house for a cup of coffee. – Don Vito Corleone
You lived like a fool and you have come to a fool’s end. - Don Vito Corleone
You lived like a fool and you have come to a fool’s end. – Don Vito Corleone

7 Godfather Quotes by Michael Corleone

My father assured him that either his brains or his signature would be on the contract. - Michael Corleone
My father assured him that either his brains or his signature would be on the contract. – Michael Corleone
Soldiers are paid to fight; the rebels aren’t. - Michael Corleone
Soldiers are paid to fight; the rebels aren’t. – Michael Corleone
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Saturday. - Michael Corleone
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Saturday. – Michael Corleone
I respect those who tell me the truth no matter how hard it is. - Michael Corleone
I respect those who tell me the truth no matter how hard it is. – Michael Corleone
Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in. - Michael Corleone
Just when I think I’m out, they pull me back in. – Michael Corleone
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart. - Michael Corleone
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart. – Michael Corleone
I trust these men with my life, Senator. To ask them to leave would be an insult. - Michael Corleone
I trust these men with my life, Senator. To ask them to leave would be an insult. – Michael Corleone

2 Godfather Quotes by Tom Hagen

Mr. Corleone is a man who insists on hearing bad news at once. - Tom Hagen
Mr. Corleone is a man who insists on hearing bad news at once. – Tom Hagen
You’re getting a real reputation, Sonny! I hope you’re enjoying it! - Tom Hagen
You’re getting a real reputation, Sonny! I hope you’re enjoying it! – Tom Hagen

3 Godfather Quotes by Jack Woltz

A man in my position can’t afford to look ridiculous. - Jack Woltz
A man in my position can’t afford to look ridiculous. – Jack Woltz
Tell your boss he can ask for anything else, but this is one favor I can’t grant him. - Jack Woltz
Tell your boss he can ask for anything else, but this is one favor I can’t grant him. – Jack Woltz
I bet Russian Czars never paid that much for a horse. - Jack Woltz
I bet Russian Czars never paid that much for a horse. – Jack Woltz

5 Godfather Quotes by Peter Clemenza

Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes. - Peter Clemenza
Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes. – Peter Clemenza
Leave the gun. Take the cannoli. - Peter Clemenza
Leave the gun. Take the cannoli. – Peter Clemenza
They should have stopped Hitler at Munich. - Peter Clemenza
They should have stopped Hitler at Munich. – Peter Clemenza
Come on, kid, don’t fool around. - Peter Clemenza
Come on, kid, don’t fool around. – Peter Clemenza
You know, Mike, you’re gonna turn out all right. - Peter Clemenza
You know, Mike, you’re gonna turn out all right. – Peter Clemenza

3 Godfather Quotes by Virgil ‘The Turk’ Sollozzo

You think too much of me, kid. I am not that clever. - Virgil 'The Turk' Sollozzo
You think too much of me, kid. I am not that clever. – Virgil ‘The Turk’ Sollozzo
If I wanted you dead, you would be dead already. - Virgil 'The Turk' Sollozzo
If I wanted you dead, you would be dead already. – Virgil ‘The Turk’ Sollozzo
He's still alive. They hit him with five shots and he's still alive. - Virgil 'The Turk' Sollozzo
He’s still alive. They hit him with five shots and he’s still alive. – Virgil ‘The Turk’ Sollozzo

2 Godfather Quotes by Luca Brasi

I’m going to leave you now because I know that you are busy on this, the day of your daughter’s wedding. - Luca Brasi
I’m going to leave you now because I know that you are busy on this, the day of your daughter’s wedding. – Luca Brasi
I hope their first child be a masculine child. - Luca Brasi
I hope their first child be a masculine child. – Luca Brasi

3 Godfather Quotes by Santino ‘Sonny’ Corleone

I want somebody good – and I mean very good- to plant that gun. - Santino 'Sonny' Corleone
I want somebody good – and I mean very good- to plant that gun. – Santino ‘Sonny’ Corleone
We’re going to the mattresses. - Santino 'Sonny' Corleone
We’re going to the mattresses. – Santino ‘Sonny’ Corleone
You gotta get them close like this, and badda-bing, you blow their brains all over your nice Ivy League suit. - Santino 'Sonny' Corleone
You gotta get them close like this, and badda-bing, you blow their brains all over your nice Ivy League suit. – Santino ‘Sonny’ Corleone

6 Godfather Quotes That Will Make You Think

I made my bones when you were going out with cheerleaders! - Moe Greene
I made my bones when you were going out with cheerleaders! – Moe Greene
She was the light of my life. A beautiful girl. - Amerigo Bonasera
She was the light of my life. A beautiful girl. – Amerigo Bonasera
I don't fear you, Michael. I just dread you. - Kay
I don’t fear you, Michael. I just dread you. – Kay
I'm your older brother, Mike, and I was stepped over. - Fredo
I’m your older brother, Mike, and I was stepped over. – Fredo
Goddamn FBI don’t respect nothin’. - Santino 'Sonny' Corleone
Goddamn FBI don’t respect nothin’. – Santino ‘Sonny’ Corleone
Do you renounce Satan - Priest
Do you renounce Satan? – Priest

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