"These endless legal challenges that define elections in New York are a joke in this country, and they are the reason why it is so expensive, or one of the reasons, it's so expensive to run here and why so many people decide not to run."
"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."Michael Bloomberg on Steven Wright
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."Michael Bloomberg on Calvin Coolidge
"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."Michael Bloomberg on Robert Frost
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."Michael Bloomberg on Will Rogers
"Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens."Michael Bloomberg on Plato
"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."