"Preparing our city to achieve its destiny will require strong leadership."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Thomas Menino on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Thomas Menino on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Thomas Menino on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Thomas Menino on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Thomas Menino on Colin Powell
"And for the city's birthday, we will host events in every neighborhood of the city, inviting all of our residents to share in the celebration of Boston's great epic - the story of neighbors who support one another where it matters most."
"Here's what I see all across this great city - people working together to make Boston a better place to live and to raise children, to grow and pursue dreams."
"I brought together experts from health care, business, academic institutions, and the community to develop a comprehensive blueprint for eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the City of Boston."
"One of our key strategies has been to restructure traditional high schools into small learning communities with personalized attention and a range of options."