There was this kid I grew up with; he was younger than me. Sorta looked up to me, you know. We did our first work together, worked our way out of the street. Things were good, we made the most of it. During Prohibition, we ran molasses into Canada... made a fortune, your father, too. As much as anyone, I loved him and trusted him. Later on he had an idea to build a city out of a desert stop-over for GI's on the way to the West Coast. That kid's name was Moe Greene, and the city he invented was Las Vegas. This was a great man, a man of vision and guts. And there isn't even a plaque, or a signpost or a statue of him in that town! Someone put a bullet through his eye. No one knows who gave the order. When I heard it, I wasn't angry; I knew Moe, I knew he was head-strong, talking loud, saying stupid things. So when he turned up dead, I let it go. And I said to myself, this is the business we've chosen; I didn't ask who gave the order, because it had nothing to do with business!

Hyman Roth

I don't feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies.

Michael Corleone

There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me

Michael Corleone

I make him an offer he don' refuse. Don' worry.

Vito Corleone

I'll change; I'll change. I've learned that I have the strength to change.

Michael Corleone

What I am saying is, we have now what we have always needed, real partnership with the government.

Hyman Roth

Stupid thugs. People behaving like that with guns.

Hyman Roth

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

Michael Corleone

He's has been dying from the same heart attack for the last twenty years.

Michael Corleone

This is the business we've chosen.

Hyman Roth

He was stupid. I was lucky. I will visit him soon.

Michael Corleone

Those were the great old days,you know... And we was like the Roman Empire... The Corleone family was like the Roman Empire...

Frank Pentangeli

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