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20 pieces of wisdom from The Godfather trilogy

Now, not that we've even seen it multiple times or anything, but 1998 Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks rom-com You've Got Mail makes at least one extremely valid point: The Godfather is the sum of all wisdom.

As well as providing an epic crime saga that's gripped us time and time again, Francis Ford Coppola's iconic look at the Corleone family has also provided a seemingly endless fountain of quotable advice.

We've assembled 20 of the best below for you to ponder over. In an accent. Obviously.

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  • 20 pieces of wisdom from The Godfather trilogy

    Michael Corleone

    "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer"

    Al Pacino - The Godfather Part II

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    Clemenza

    "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli"

    Richard Castellano - The Godfather

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    Don Lucchesi

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

    Enzo Robutti - The Godfather Part III

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    Vito Corleone

    "A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man"

    Marlon Brando - The Godfather

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    Michael Corleone

    "Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment."

    Al Pacino - The Godfather Part II

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    Tom Hagen

    "This is business, not personal"

    Robert Duvall - The Godfather

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    Hyman Roth

    "Good health is the most important thing, more than success, more than money, more than power."

    Lee Strasberg - The Godfather Part II

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    Calo

    "In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns."

    Franco Citti - The Godfather

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    Michael Corleone

    "Don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family…Ever"

    Al Pacino - The Godfather

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    Vito Corleone

    "...make him an offer he can’t refuse"

    Marlon Brando - The Godfather

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    Sonny Corleone

    "Your country ain't your blood. Remember that."

    James Caan - The Godfather Part II

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    Kay Corleone

    "The sicker you get, the wiser you get"

    Diane Keaton - The Godfather Part III

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    Vito Corleone

    "Women and children can afford to be careless, but not men."

    Marlon Brando - The Godfather

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    Archbishop Gilday

    "It seems in today's world the power to absolve debt is greater than the power of forgiveness."

    Donal Donnelly - The Godfather Part III

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    Michael Corleone

    "It's dangerous to be an honest man."

    Al Pacino - The Godfather Part III

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    Sonny Corleone

    "Goddamn FBI don't respect nothin'."

    James Caan - The Godfather

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    Tom Hagen

    "No Sicilian can refuse any request on his daughter's wedding day"

    Robert Duvall - The Godfather

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    Don Barzini

    "A refusal is not the act of a friend."

    Richard Conte - The Godfather

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    Calo

    "Power corrupts those who do not have it."

    Franco Citti - The Godfather Part III

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    Michael Corleone

    "If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it's that you can kill anyone."

    Al Pacino - The Godfather Part II

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