"If you really believe that you're making a difference and that you can leave a legacy of better schools and jobs and safer streets, why would you not spend the money? The objective is to improve the schools, bring down crime, build affordable housing, clean the streets - not to have a fair fight."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Michael Bloomberg on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Michael Bloomberg on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Michael Bloomberg on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Michael Bloomberg on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."Michael Bloomberg on Mark Twain
"What goes on in Europe concerns us greatly because, if Europe comes apart, the E.U. comes apart, then you're going to have enormous impact on America, that's a very big trading partner of ours, and people own securities around the world in this day and age."
"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."
"There is no business in America that would be prevented from taking results into account when making personnel decisions."
"I'm trying to change the culture in New York City that's hard enough!"
"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."