(The following are 20 special and notable sayings/quotations from the Trilogy Godfather. Though taken from a movie setting one must remember the real life application of these saying. The movies themselves were written based on true life situations)
Note the following:

  • Archbishop Gilday, “It seems in today’s world the power to absolve debt is greater than the power to forgive sin”


  • Calo, “In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns”
  • Calo, “Power corrupts those who do not have it”
  • Clemenza, “Leave the gun, take the cannoli”
  • Don Barzini, “A refusal is not the act of a friend”
  • Don Lucckesi, “Finance is a gun, Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger”
  • Hyman Roth, “Good health is the most important thing, more than success, more than money, more than power”


  • Kay Corleone, “The sicker you get, the wiser you get”
  • Michael Corleone, “Don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family ever”
  • Michael Corleone, “If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it’s that you can kill anyone”


  • Michael Corleone, “It’s dangerous to be an honest man”
  • Michael Corleone, “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer’
  • Michael Corleone, “Never hate your enemies, it affects your judgement”
  • Sonny Corleone, “Goddam F.B.I. don’t respect nothin”
  • Sonny Corleone, “Your country ant your blood, remember that”
  • Tom Hagen, “No Sicilian can refuse any request on his daughter wedding day”
  • Tom Hagen, “This is business not personal”
  • Vito Corleone, “…make him an offer he can’t refuse”
  • Vito Corleone, “A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a man”
  • Vito Corleone, “Women & Children can afford to be careless, but not men”