Have you read the book “The Mafia Manager?” If you are an entrepreneur or business owner and you have not read The Mafia Manager, then you are probably denying yourself knowledge of some no-nonsense leadership and business management techniques for accelerated business growth. Today, I want to share with you 40 famous mafia quotes about life and business from The Mafia Manager.

These famous mafia quotes about life and business are just a tip of the iceberg with respect to what is contained in The Mafia Manager. I have read The Mafia Manager time and over again because its lesson can be applied to business and life in general. I use the lessons learned from The Mafia Manager to improve my personal life and strengthen my business.

The Mafia Manager is a book containing the distilled wisdom of men who have managed one of the largest, most profitable and long lived cartels in the history of capitalism. The Mafia Manager gathers for the first time in one book the knowledge and percepts of the ruthless bosses whose genius at organization and management contributed far more to profitability and growth than the brute strength or conventional wisdom of the legitimate CEO.

So if you are ready to learn from the unconventional wisdom of The Mafia Manager; then read on as I share with you 40 famous quotes about life and business from The Mafia Manager.

40 Best Gangster & Mafia Quotes About Life, Money, Loyalty

Quotes About Management

1.  “The best way to enter our business is to be born into it.”

2.  “The business of the mafia is business.”

3.  “If the pot is boiling over, use a long spoon. If the house is on fire; warm yourself.”

4.  “Our principles are highest; honor, solidarity and vengeance. We know there’s no justice for us except we earn it. We earn respect.”

5. “All problems resolves themselves; given time.”

6. “Extreme problems often require extreme solutions.”

“Men stumble on stones, not mountains.”

Gangster Quotes About Friends’ Loyalty

8.  “Friends are not as important as family. Do not confuse the loyalty of friendship with the bond of blood.”

“The problem with friends is their candor. They will betray you if you let them and then they will tell you to your face why: ‘it’s nothing personal, just business.”

10.  “Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer.”

11.  “A man without enemies is a man without qualities. Even Jesus Christ had many enemies.”

12.  “The world belongs to the patient man.”

13.  “If you can’t win by fighting fair, fight foul. Or have a third party do your fighting.”

“Even a mouse keeps three holes.”

15.  “God will provide, but you must provide till he does.”

16.  “It takes a thousand blows to drive a nail in the dark.”

17.  “The best defense against the treacherous is treachery.”

18.  “A thousand enemies is not enough; a single enemy is. There is nothing as a ‘harmless’ enemy.”

“The best armor is to keep out of range.”

20.  “The best friend of a hungry buzzard is a dead horse. That is in another way of saying; even the son of a bitch has his uses.”

“When you are riding a fast fresh horse, don’t get off and walk it. Ride it as long as it lasts.”

22.  “Eagles don’t hunt flies.”

“When you skate on thin ice, skate fast.”

24.  “In a storm, pray to God but row for shore.”

25.  “When you must cut, persuade the victim you are a surgeon.”

26.  “Good medicine is always bitter.”

27.  “Every remedy of a bad situation has its bad side effects. Choose the remedy with the least.”

28.  He who pays well is well served.”

29.  “The big drum sounds good only from a distance.”

30.  “Never worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow, you might inherit a million dollars or be run over by a truck. Or inherit a million dollars and be run over by a truck.”

31.  “Money never goes to prison.”

“You can be rich without knowing how to be powerful but you cannot be powerful without money.”

33.  “Never reinforce failure; never marry a losing hand.”

“If you are the anvil, be patient. If you are the hammer; strike.”

35.  “When you compromise, you lose. When you seem to have compromise, you have taken a step towards winning.”

36.  “Fortune is on the side of the strong.”

37.  “For peace to reign, be ready for war.”

38.  “Better your enemies overestimate your stupidity than your shrewdness.”

39.  “After a victory, sharpen your knife.”

40.  “When you hunt, let the game come to you.

Ajaero Tony Martins