"No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Michael Bloomberg on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Michael Bloomberg on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Michael Bloomberg on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Michael Bloomberg on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."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."