"The art and culture that is New York, communications, finance, all these things help make up New York. The rest of the country should be happy that we are what we are."
"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."David Dinkins on Henry Ford
"Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones."David Dinkins on Benjamin Franklin
"It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money."David Dinkins on Albert Camus
"Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent."David Dinkins on Jim Rohn
"Don't gamble take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it."David Dinkins on Will Rogers
"Children are amazing, and while I go to places like Princeton and Harvard and Yale, and of course I teach at Columbia, NYU, and that's nice and I love students, but the most fun of all are the real little ones, the young ones."