"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."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Michael Bloomberg on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Michael Bloomberg on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Michael Bloomberg on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Michael Bloomberg on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Michael Bloomberg on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."