Top 5 Inspiring Quotes From 'The Godfather'
Start writing a post

Top 5 Inspiring Quotes From 'The Godfather'

Family is important.

Top 5 Inspiring Quotes From 'The Godfather'

The Godfather is one of the best-selling novels (to this day) written by Mario Puzo. I took the liberty to read this majestic book, and I learned a few lessons that apply to my life.

1. I'll make him an offer he can't refuse

At this point of the novel, when the Vito Corleone said this to his godson Johnny (a hit sensation singer; many say Johnny Fontane is Frank Sinatra in this novel), he gave him assurance to help him with his career in the movie industry. The Corleone Family are well respected, and many should know that the Godfather always has done right and only asks for your loyalty and friendship. Once The Godfather does a favor you, it is time for you to take your part. Personally, I can relate.

2. Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family.

The Godfather is wise when he said this. The importance of making friendships is a delicate manner. It is important to choose your friends that care about you and will be there at your side. With good friends, they will always be in your life. However, bad friends, that you have to eliminate and put your distance from. Choose friends that share similar interests and aspirations as you.

3. Great men are not born great, they grow great.

To be a great man, one has to go through heavy experiences that make them see truly what is life out there. Great men have to be the leader and show they are strong and courageous to protect what they love and influence others. Don Vito Corleone proved his success when he had to save his family. When he was younger, his own father and brother were killed by the Mafia. He saw death and fear at an early age, and so he came to America as a young boy, fleeing for his life. He is the type of man who listens. Simply by listening and not letting your anger take over you, you sustain control.

4. Never hate your enemies, it affects your judgment.

Your hate blindfolds you not to see the whole picture completely. That is when your enemy can take advantage of you. Always stand firm on both feet and do not show your weakness. Do not let others see your judgment. Make yourself be seen as fierce and never take anyone's opinion of you as personal. It is all a matter of business. You know what you have to do, then do it. Take the Godfather's advice on this.

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

Selfish men out there and still much more to come. Sonny Corleone is the Godfather's first son, and he is having an affair with Lucy Mancini. Although Sonny is married and has children, he has an affair with another woman known to have a bad reputation. It is true; a real man has to spend time with his family. Family is important. Family will never leave your side. To give that up and give it away, makes you no real man.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments