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Mario Puzo Quotes

A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a thousand men with guns.

A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.

Even the strongest man needs friends.

Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.

Friendship and money: oil and water.

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.

I believe in America. America's made my fortune.

I have always believed helping your fellow man is profitable in every sense, personally and bottom line.

Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.

Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.

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.