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Michael Bloomberg Quotes

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Taxes are not good things, but if you want services, somebody's got to pay for them so they're a necessary evil.

Trees will improve property values, take pollutants out of the air, help with water runoff.

We all must recognize that homeland security funds should be allocated by threat and no other reason.

We will rebuild, renew and remain the capital of the free world.

You can't depend on polls.

You know, if it's a three-way race, the public has more choice than if it's a two-way race, and has more choice in a two-way race than a one-way race.

And I keep saying, whether you like the president or not, everybody has to pull together and help the president because, as the president goes, so goes the country, as the country goes, so goes your job, your ability to feed your family, your government.

I am what I am and, you know, I'm a very lucky guy.

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.

We've shown the world that New York can never be defeated, because of its dynamic and diverse population and because it embodies the spirit of enterprise and the love of liberty. And because no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you.

The public is mad, frustrated, but what the public wants is progress.

What has changed is that people have stopped working together.

We should remember it wasn't so long ago that confidence in New York was in short supply.

If you really believe that you're making a difference and that you can leave a legacy of better schools and jobs and safer streets, why would you not spend the money? The objective is to improve the schools, bring down crime, build affordable housing, clean the streets - not to have a fair fight.

Nobody is going to delegate a lot of power to a secretary that they can't control.

People use so much more health care when they live longer.

To a contrarian like me, constant advice not to do something almost always starts me quickly down the risky, unpopular path.

When you come in to court as a plaintiff or as a defendant, it is terribly important that you look up at the bench and feel that that person represents you and will understand you, that that person is reflective of our community and of our society.

And I think the more money you put in people's hands, the more they will spend. And if they don't spend it, they invest it. And investing it is another way of creating jobs. It puts money into mutual funds or other kinds of banks that can go out and make loans, and we need to do that.

On Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of first responders heroically rushed to the scene and saved tens of thousands of lives. More than 400 of those first responders did not make it out alive. In rushing into those burning buildings, not one of them asked, 'What God do you pray to?' What beliefs do you hold?'