"I believe we need to attract a new generation of the best and brightest to public service and I believe that government can be a source of inspiration, not degradation."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Andrew Cuomo on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Andrew Cuomo on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Andrew Cuomo on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Andrew Cuomo on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Andrew Cuomo on Dalai Lama
"I know how bad Albany is. I know it better than most. I understand why people are angry. I'm angry. The question is going to be, how do you change Albany, what is the plan for change, and then how do you actually get it done?"
"I am against the death penalty."
"My father was against the death penalty, and that was hard in the Son of Sam summer when fear was driving the desire for the death penalty."
"The need to understand prescription information can literally be a matter of life and death."
"I believe public education is the new civil rights battle and I support charter schools."