As he (Clemenza) expected, Gatto’s eyes became greedily interested. Paulie had swallowed the bait and because he was thinking how much the information was worth to Sollozzo, he was forgetting to think about whether he was in danger.
The Godfather, Chapter 6, Page 105, Paragraph 5, Sentences 22 & 23
Do you remember King Priam of Troy? He surely did not coin the phrase, “beware of Greeks bearing gifts;” it was he who allowed his men to accept the famed Trojan Horse.
Our Sicilian tactical command built upon the same wisdom is simply, “never accept what your enemy offers you.”