The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other.— Mario Puzo
The most proven Mario Puzo quotes to get the best of your day
A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults
The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.
Friendship and money: oil and water.
Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.
Great men are not born great, they grow great . . .
The only wealth in this world is children, more than all the money, power on earth.
What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast. We suffer for nothing. Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.
Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.
Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.
In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns.
Love is like the little red toy wagon you get for your Christmas or your sixth birthday. It makes you deliriously happy and you just can't leave it alone. But sooner or later the wheels come off. Then you leave it in a corner and forget it. Falling in love is great. Being in love is a disaster
Santino, never let anyone outside the family know what you are thinking.
Never let them know what you have under your fingernails. I think your brain is going soft from all that comedy you play with that young girl. Stop it and pay attention to business. Now get out of my sight.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Gambling is not as destructive as war or as boring as pornography.
It is not as immoral as business or as suicidal as watching television. And the percentages are better than religion.
I have always believed helping your fellow man is profitable in every sense, personally and bottom line.
Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people.
Even the strongest man needs friends.
A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.
there was no greater natural advantage in life than having an enemy overestimate your faults, unless it was to have a friend underestimate your virtues.
If anything in this life is certain...if history has taught us anything, it's that you cn kill anyone.
Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.
I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.
Not having to worry about money is almost like not having to worry about dying.
Oh, what a wicked world it is that drives a man to sin.
We don't know if capital punishment is a deterrent, but we know that men we execute will not murder again.
He smelled the garden, the yellow shield of light smote his eyes, and he whispered, "Life is so beautiful." ... Yes, he thought, if I can die saying, "Life is so beautiful," then nothing else is important.
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.
The truth now.He was disappointed in human beings.He had seen too many betrayals,too many pitiful weaknesses,too much greed for money and fame.The falseness between lovers,husbands and wifes,fathers,sons,mothers,daughters
Actions defined a man; words were a fart in the wind
Life is like a box of Hand grenades,You never know what will blow you to kingdom come
Never let a domestic quarrel ruin a day's writing.
If you can't start the day fresh, get rid of your wife.
Why should I be afraid now? Strange men have come to kill me ever since I was twelve years old.
God seemed to be having a hard time killing him, and he'd be damned if he was going to make the job easy for mere mortals
Time erodes gratitude more quickly than it does beauty!
I like to drink wine more than I used to. Anyway, I'm drinking more.
Revenge is a dish that tastes best when served cold.
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.
We are all honorable men here, we don 't have to give each other assurances as if we were lawyers.
Let us be separated by wars and pestilence, death, madness but not by the passing of time.
Fredo, you're my older brother and I love you.
But don't ever take sides against the Family again. Ever.
The fact of the matter is that I wanted to hold a grudge in some funny kind of way.Against everybody.
ِAn offer you can't refuse.
Do you believe a man can truly love a woman and constantly betray her?Never mind physically but betray her in his mind,in the very "poetry of his soul".Well,it's not easy but men do it all the time.
He was a degenerate gambler. That is, a man who gambled simply to gamble and must lose. As a hero who goes to war must die. Show me a gambler and I'll show you a loser, show me a hero and I'll show you a corpse.
Some honorable men spend their whole life preparing for a supreme act of treachery
All gamblers are paranoid, though they call it superstition.
It can be argued that man's instinct to gamble is the only reason he is still not a monkey up in the trees.
I believe in America. America's made my fortune.
It was from this experience came his oft-repeated belief that every man has but one destiny.