We're going to go out on a limb here and suggest that you're not a fighter pilot. And, even if you are, you probably won't recall the pearls of wisdom from this particular online feature while you're in the heat of a dogfight over the South China Sea.
Fortunately - and we're not willing to debate this - the advice hidden in the script to Tony Scott's 1986 classic can be applied to to your every day life. For example, just switch the word 'Maverick' for 'mortgage' and 'Iceman' for 'Insurance' for sound financial pointers..
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"You need to be doing it better, and cleaner than the other guy."
"You never, never leave your wingman."
"Too much love drives a man insane"
"If you think, you're dead."
"A good pilot is compelled to evaluate what's happened, so he can apply what he's learned."
"Do not fire until fired upon"
"Remember, when it's over out there, we're all on the same team"
"It takes a lot more than just fancy flying"
"There are no points for second place"
"You can run, kid, but you can't hide"
"You may not like the guys flying with you, they may not like you. But whose side are you on?"
"Somebody knows everything"
"To be the best of the best means you make mistakes and then you go on"
"First one dies, you die too. But there will be others. You can count on that. You gotta let him go. You gotta let him go"
"Too close for missiles, I'm switching to guns"