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Mario Puzo
(1921-1999) born on
Oct 15
US novelist. His works include "Godfather," "Cotton Club," and "Earthquake."
Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.

He was. . . a degenerate gambler. That is, a man who gambled simply to gamble and must lose. As a hero who goes to war must die. Show me a gambler and I'll show you a loser, show me a hero and I'll show you a corpse.
He's a businessman. I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.
A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with People.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Referring to Don Vito Corleone; "The Godfather," bk. 3, ch. 14, 1969.
R: Referring to Jordan Hawley, "Fools Die," ch. 2, 1978.
A: "The Godfather," 1969.
N: Oft-repeated dictum of Don Corleone, in "The Godfather," bk. 1, ch. 1, 1969.
K: Don Corleone from "The Godfather," 1969.

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