Great Politician & Businessman Michael Bloomberg Quotes & Sayings

Top collection of quotes by Michael Bloomberg well known as owner of Bloomberg L.P and 8th richest person in the world.

Michael Bloomberg Hard Work Quotes

  • You’ve got to work with everybody.
  • Had to work every single day of his life.
  • I plan to work for all of those four years as hard as I can
  • What’s more, an awful lot of people come into this city to work
  • I like the work he’s done, … It’s more about what he’s about than the money.
  • What has changed is that people have stopped working together.
  • Tonight we celebrate. Tomorrow, we go back to work. I can’t wait. I have the greatest job in the world.
  • I am going to work as hard in the next four years as I’ve worked in the last four years, trying to make this the city for opportunity, … I think it’s a city we can open up to everybody.
  • After hard work, the biggest determinant is being in the right place at the right time.
  • Entrepreneurship is having an idea to do something great and not entirely have a plan on how to do it but the drive and will power to make it work
  • He stands for complaining, he stands for identifying problems and never coming up with solutions, and that’s different than governing, … It’s easy to be a critic, it is very hard to lead.
  • If there is a strike, the city and the MTA will certainly take all legal actions possible to try to force the workers back, … to have the appropriate penalties for breaking the law and endangering the public, and the city will sue to get back whatever expenses it loses.

Michael Bloomberg Quotes on Life

  • Life is too short to spend your time avoiding failure
  • Graffiti is just one of those things that destroys our quality of life, and why anybody thinks that it’s funny or cute to encourage kids to go do that, I don’t know. We have talked to them and asked them to not have a subway car motif to write graffiti. This is not really art or expression. This is – let’s be honest about what it is – it’s trying to encourage people to do something that’s not in anybody’s interest.

Michael Bloomberg Quotes on Business

  • 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.
  • Being an entrepreneur isn’t really about starting a business. It’s a way of looking at the world: seeing opportunity where others see obstacles, taking risks when others take refuge.

Michael Bloomberg Quotes on Money

  • More money would have equaled a much closer race
  • The cold harsh reality is that we have to balance the budget.
  • I don’t know why somebody would spend their money to do that, … The banking superintendent would be annoyed if it was me and it is not me. I did not place that ad.
  • I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.

Michael Bloomberg Popular Quotes

  • There’s one thing for certain, I’ll love you till I die …
  • It’s no fun to protest on an empty stomach.
  • You can’t sit there and worry about everything.
  • We will rebuild, renew and remain the capital of the free world.
  • You are safer here tonight than you would be on the streets of any other city in the world.
  • You know exactly what’s going to happen to the tapes. They’ll be blasted all over and made a spectacle.
  • We are the safest large city in America, but any crime rate is too high.
  • I’ve always respected those who tried to change the world for the better, rather than just complain about it.
  • If someone tells me they skied all day and never fell down, I tell them to find another mountain.
  • I never liked anyone who didn’t have a temper. If you don’t have a temper, you don’t have any passion.

Michael Bloomberg Inspirational Quotes

  • I know a con when I see one.
  • Progress is not inevitable. It’s up to us to create it.
  • You bet I did and I enjoyed it.
  • I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom.
  • The truth of the matter is: you can create a great legacy, and inspire others, by giving it to philanthropic organizations.
  • If you think of all the publicity about the terrible tragedy of Virginia Tech, we have a Virginia Tech in this country every day. It’s just spread across 50 states.
  • Buy what’s deliverable, not what could be.
  • Nobody should ever mistake and think that our country [USA] is weakened, or that authority is diffuse and unspecified, and that we are vulnerable.
  • There is no accountability today… no willingness to focus on big ideas.
  • You’re entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts.
  • We will go forward… we will never go back.
  • If you can’t prove it’s not true then a certain number of people will glom on and say it is true.
  • The one thing computers have done is let us make bigger mistakes. We have to be careful not to depend on our machines.
  • Trees will improve property values, take pollutants out of the air, help with water runoff.
  • Nobody’s going to elect me president of the United States.
  • I am what I am and, you know, I’m a very lucky guy.
  • We will rebuild, renew and remain the capital of the free world.
  • Nobody is going to delegate a lot of power to a secretary that they can’t control.

Michael Bloomberg Motivational Quotes

  • Snow is an expensive thing, it’s an annoying thing, it’s a beautiful thing. We don’t want to make it a dangerous thing.
  • Many of America’s and New York’s sons and daughters are around the world fighting for the freedoms that the Statue of Liberty stands for.
  • Taxes are not good things, but if you want services, somebody’s got to pay for them so they’re a necessary evil.
  • We will go forward… we will never go back.
  • Without safe streets, our fiscal problem will be compounded many times over.
  • We all must recognize that homeland security funds should be allocated by threat and no other reason.
  • United for Peace and Justice have behaved responsibly, as have most of the marchers
  • Getting around easily means ‘community,’ and that’s what we’re trying to create
  • We are deploying a full array of counterterrorism resources. We will spare no expense, and we will take no chances,
  • In light of the surplus, the MTA needs to assess whether the next fare hike is necessary
  • We will go forward, … We will never go back.
  • Well, we have to provide the world’s best schools. We certainly don’t have them, but that’s our objective.
  • 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 swap does make some sense in that we want to be in control of our own destiny in downtown Manhattan,
  • I am unconvinced that Judge Roberts accepts the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling as settled law,
  • 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.
  • Our bravest and finest carried out what was the most successful urban evacuation in modern history
  • We have a responsibility to make this city as safe as we can. That includes informing the people who manage and run the buildings in this city.
  • I am disappointed that we were not able to find a way to reconcile the freedoms we hold so dear with the sanctity of the site.

Michael Bloomberg Famous Quotes

  • Done correctly, these public investments will spark a chain of private market reactions, … New companies, in a range of industries, will grow downtown, strengthening the existing financial nerve center while diversifying it.
  • I’d love to see the Jets plan any place in New York rather than across the river
  • To Americans suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, our deepest sympathies go out to you, this day
  • Every New Yorker knows the heart of Staten Island is in pain. Each of us knows for each grieving family your sorrow has no bounds
  • We are totally color blind when it comes to crime fighting
  • This city has suffered greatly: 9/11, an economic slowdown,
  • We really should in all fairness get some help
  • Had everyone gone through the magnetometers, we probably would have stopped that, … Everybody, from now on, is going through the magnetometers.
  • Today, again, we are a city that meets in sadness
  • I don’t know that I want them to believe that
  • Thank you for letting me realize my greatest dreams in the greatest of all cities.
  • We have not gotten any threats to our hotel system, but it’s a normal precaution that you would expect us to take and we did it
  • The public is very smart and they look at the individual candidates more and more, I think, in this country and certainly in this city than they do party labels
  • Still in shock, still in mourning, we really did four years ago worry about our future. Some wondered whether we’d even have one
  • The polls you see in the paper.
  • Unfortunately, Judge Roberts’ response did not indicate a commitment to protect a woman’s right to choose.
  • People are getting along better than they have in an awful long time, I think, … It’s the most wonderful city in the world. We’re all lucky to live here.
  • If you want to be safe, I would argue New York is the place that you want to go.
  • There’s too much unemployment … We need to bring the lower middle class back into the city.
  • The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry. But we live in a complex world where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.
  • If you don’t encounter setbacks in your career, if you don’t have doubts and disappointments , let me tell you, you’re not dreaming big enough.
  • We should remember it wasn’t so long ago that confidence in New York was in short supply.
  • When you’re looking for one type of criminal activity, it’s obvious that the officers will be able to spot other types and the heightened security measures will go a long ways towards helping DWI arrests and vice versa,
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I’ve got the greatest job in the world. There’s no other job in government where cause and effect is so tightly coupled where you can make a difference every day in so many different ways and in so many different people’s lives. It’s a great challenge.
  • 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.
  • Although I understand Gov. Pataki’s decision, I am disappointed that we were not able to find a way to reconcile the freedoms we hold so dear with the sanctity of the site,
  • We are deploying a full array of counterterrorism resources. We will spare no expense, and we will take no chances, … We will be watching and protecting the city through never-ending vigilance.

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