My dear children: It is now better than several years since I moved to New York, and I haven't seen you as much as I would like to. I hope you will come to the ceremony of papal honors given for my charitable work. The only wealth in this world is children; more than all the money, power on earth, you are my treasure.
Goodbye my old friend. You could have lived a little longer, I could be closer to my dream. You were so loved, Don Tommasino. Why was I so feared, and you so loved? What was it? I was no less honorable. I wanted to do good. What betrayed me? My mind? My heart? Why do I condemn myself so? I swear, on the lives of my children: Give me a chance to redeem myself, and I will sin, no more.
Just when I thought that I was out they pull me back in.
Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgement
Never let anyone know what you are thinking.
When they come, they'll come at what you love.
Your enemies always get strong on what you leave behind.
The higher I go, the crookeder it becomes.
He should be careful. It's dangerous to be an honest man.
Kay, I had a very different destiny planned for us.
I would burn in hell to keep you safe.
Nephew, from this moment on, call yourself Vincent Corleone.
Father, I have sinned... I killed my brother... I killed my brother...
I say to all of you, I have been treated this day, with no respect. I've earned you all money. I've made you rich, and I asked for little. Good. You will not give, I'll take! As for Don, Corleone, well he makes it, very clear to me today, that he is my enemy. You must choose between us.
It seems in today's world the power to absolve debt is greater than, the power of forgiveness.
The Pope - the Holy Father himself - has this very day blessed Michael Corleone; and you think you know better than the Pope?
I will always be your son, but I will never have anything to do with your business.
Tell me what to do. Then I will tell you my price.
We should wet our beaks a little.
Look! I'd love to smack Joey Zasa and then whack the bag, Okay? But it's impossible. He's always mingling with people. In front of TV cameras, in his own neighborhood, it's impossible.
Power wears out those who do not have it.
You know, Michael; now that you're so respectable, I think you're more dangerous than ever. I liked you better when you were just a common Mafia hood.
Your sins are terrible. It is just that you suffer. Your life could be redeemed, but I know you don't believe that. You will not change.
The richest man is the one with the most powerful friends.
I've lost the lust for women, and now my mind is clear.