"Nobody is going to delegate a lot of power to a secretary that they can't control."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Michael Bloomberg on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Michael Bloomberg on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Michael Bloomberg on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Michael Bloomberg on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Michael Bloomberg on Booker T. Washington
"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."