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The public is mad, frustrated, but what the public wants is progress. ...
by Michael Bloomberg

The public is mad, frustrated, but what the public wants is progress.
- Michael Bloomberg

This is the city of dreamers and time and again it's
the place where the greatest dream of all,
the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed.
- Michael Bloomberg

Taxes are not good things, but if you want services,
somebody's got to pay for them so they're a necessary evil.
- Michael Bloomberg

Every one of my positions cuts - out half the country.
I'm pro-choice, I'm pro-gay rights, I'm pro-immigration,
I'm against guns, I believe in Darwin.
- Michael Bloomberg

 

We will rebuild, renew and remain the capital of the free world.
- Michael Bloomberg

And because no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream,
New York will always be the place for you.
- Michael Bloomberg

I think we are not serious about attacking the long-term debt problem,
and that's one of the things that he's going to have
to find a way to get on the agenda.
- Michael Bloomberg

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You don't make spending decisions, investment decisions,
hiring decisions, or whether-you're-going-to-look-for-a-job
decisions when you don't know what's going to happen.
- Michael Bloomberg

No place epitomizes the American experience and the
American spirit more than New York City.
- Michael Bloomberg

You are safer here tonight than you would be on the
streets of any other city in the world.
- Michael Bloomberg

It's no fun to protest on an empty stomach.
- Michael Bloomberg

It is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom,
that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams,
that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror.
- Michael Bloomberg

We've shown the world that New York can never be defeated,
because of its dynamic and diverse population and because
it embodies the spirit of enterprise and the love of liberty.
- Michael Bloomberg

The cold harsh reality is that we have to balance the budget.
- Michael Bloomberg

I am what I am and, you know, I'm a very lucky guy.
- Michael Bloomberg

We are the safest large city in America,
but any crime rate is too high.
- Michael Bloomberg

Well, we have to provide the world's best schools.
We certainly don't have them, but that's our objective.
- Michael Bloomberg

We will go forward...
we will never go back.
- Michael Bloomberg

We cannot continue.
Our pension costs and health care costs for our employees
are going to bankrupt this city.
- Michael Bloomberg

We all must recognize that homeland security funds
should be allocated by threat and no other reason.
- Michael Bloomberg

Many of America's and New York's sons and daughters
are around the world fighting for the freedoms that
the Statue of Liberty stands for.
- Michael Bloomberg

You know, if you look back in the 1930s,
the money went to infrastructure.
The bridges, the municipal buildings,
the roads, those were all built with stimulus money spent on infrastructure.
This stimulus bill has fundamentally gone,
started out with a $500 rebate check,
remember.
That went to buy flat-screen TVs made in China.
- Michael Bloomberg

These endless legal challenges that define elections
in New York are a joke in this country,
and they are the reason why it is so expensive,
or one of the reasons, it's so expensive to run here
and why so many people decide not to run.
- Michael Bloomberg

Yes, they broke the law, but we can't deport them.
Let's get over this pointing fingers and do something about that,
whether it - they have to pay a fine,
learn to speak English, the history,
you can do that.
And then you have to give visas for the skills we need.
- Michael Bloomberg

Canada sets aside 36 percent of their visas for people
with skills they think their country needs.
We set aside six percent.
We educate the doctors, and then don't give 'em a green card.
- Michael Bloomberg

Well, you have the public not wanting any new spending,
you have the Republicans not wanting any new taxes,
you have the Democrats not wanting any new spending cuts,
you have the markets not wanting any new borrowing,
and you have the economists wanting all of the above.
And that leads to paralysis.
- Michael Bloomberg

You know, I start with the assumption that -or with,
with the belief that this president has to succeed.
We all have an enormous amount of capital invested in his success.
His success is the country's success.
- Michael Bloomberg

Ironically, it is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom,
that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams,
that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror.
- Michael Bloomberg

I think if you look at people, whether in business or government,
who haven't had any moral compass, who've just changed
to say whatever they thought the popular thing was,
in the end they're losers.
- Michael Bloomberg

I've got the greatest job in the world.
There's no other job in government where cause and
effect is so tightly coupled where you can make a difference
every day in so many different ways and in so many
different people's lives.
It's a great challenge.
- Michael Bloomberg

The public is upset.
If they haven't lost their job, they know somebody that has.
If they haven't lost their house, they know somebody that has.
What do you do? When something's wrong,
it's government's job to fix it, it must be government
that's responsible for causing it.
- Michael Bloomberg

And I think the more money you put in people's hands,
the more they will spend And if they don't spend it,
they invest it.
And investing it is another way of creating jobs.
It puts money into mutual funds or other kinds of banks
that can go out and make loans,
and we need to do that.
- Michael Bloomberg

When you come in to court as a plaintiff or as a defendant,
it is terribly important that you look up at the bench
and feel that that person represents you and will understand you,
that that person is reflective of our community and of our society.
- Michael Bloomberg

We have to get control of our borders.
You can only do that if you make companies obey the
law and not hire undocumented or illegals.
They can only do that is if they have a Social Security
Card that has biometrics so they know whether the person is legal or not.
- Michael Bloomberg

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
- Joseph Campbell

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Imagine for yourself a character,
a model personality whose example you determine to follow,
in private as well as in public.
- Epictetus

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool.
- Bill O'Reilly

The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust;
its sole ammunition,
the collective hopes of our society.
- Irving R. Kaufman

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

I am not bound for any public place,
but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees,
and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
- Wendell Berry

Expressing anger is a form of public littering.
- Willard Gaylin

Money is power, and in that government which pays all
the public officers of the states will all political
power be substantially concentrated.
- Andrew Jackson

What the public expects and what is healthy for an
individual are two very different things.
- Esther Williams

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

All the president is, is a glorified public relations
man who spends his time flattering,
kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what
they are supposed to do anyway.
- Harry S. Truman

There is no such thing as public opinion.
There is only published opinion.
- Winston Churchill

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
- Ambrose Bierce

And I believe that the best buy in public health today
must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet.
- Julie Bishop

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives,
but still hidden from the public, is that most things
get better by themselves;
most things,
in fact, are better in the morning.
- Lewis Thomas

Baseball is a public trust.
Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over.
But baseball goes on.
- Peter Ueberroth

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate,
exercises a public trust.
- Grover Cleveland

What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations
disaster that is the Net,
in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good.
- Meg Whitman

The human brain starts working the moment you are born
and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
- George Jessel

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
- Bryan White

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning
the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease.
What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
- Ashley Montagu

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
for Nature cannot be fooled.
- Richard P. Feynman

Like religion, politics, and family planning,
cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public.
It's too controversial.
- Erma Bombeck

The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children.
They did not want public office.
- Herbert Hoover

Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared
and hated? This is because in part what they have to
say is new to the general public,
and the new is always alarming.
- Garrett Hardin

I'm convinced that unless you have some public financing of elections,
you are never going to remove the power of wealthy
interests over elected officials.
- Dick Murphy

I call God to witness that as a private person I have
done nothing unbeseeming an honest man,
nor, as I bear the place of a public man,
have I done anything unworthy of my place.
- Francis Walsingham

Child welfare ought really to cover all sorts of topics,
such as better water and sanitation and good roads,
and clean streets and public parks and playgrounds.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas


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