"The public is upset. If they haven't lost their job, they know somebody that has. If they haven't lost their house, they know somebody that has. What do you do? When something's wrong, it's government's job to fix it, it must be government that's responsible for causing it."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Michael Bloomberg on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Michael Bloomberg on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Michael Bloomberg on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Michael Bloomberg on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Michael Bloomberg on Thomas Paine
"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."