Top 35 Michael Bloomberg Quotes On Focus

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Michael Bloomberg is an American politician, author, businessman and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and major owner of Bloomberg L.P. Bloomberg was also the mayor of New York City from 2002 to 2013. He is known as the ninth richest person in the world. Here are some Michael Bloomberg quotes that will inspire you.

Inspiring Michael Bloomberg Quotes

“The public is mad, frustrated, but what the public wants is progress.” Michael Bloomberg

“I have the best job I could possibly have.” Michael Bloomberg

“We will go forward, we will never go back.” Michael Bloomberg


“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.” Michael Bloomberg

“Progress really is possible.” Michael Bloomberg

“People have no confidence that Washington, both sides of aisle, are coming together to try and do what’s right for the economy.” Michael Bloomberg

“I’d be happy to provide advice if anybody asked me no matter who the President is.”


“If Warren Buffett made his money from ordinary income rather than capital gains, his tax rate would be a lot higher than his secretary’s. In fact a very small percentage of people in this country pay a big chunk of the taxes.” Michael Bloomberg

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“You are safer here tonight than you would be on the streets of any other city in the world.” Michael Bloomberg

“There is no accountability today – no willingness to focus on big ideas.” Michael Bloomberg


“You can’t depend on polls.” Michael Bloomberg

“It is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom, that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams, that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror.” Michael Bloomberg

“People use so much more health care when they live longer.” Michael Bloomberg

“I never lie, so if somebody asked me a question, I told them.”


“I think we are not serious about attacking the long-term debt problem, and that’s one of the things that he’s going to have to find a way to get on the agenda.” Michael Bloomberg

“I am what I am and, you know, I’m a very lucky guy.” Michael Bloomberg

“I know how to make decisions and stand up to the criticism every day.” Michael Bloomberg


“You don’t make spending decisions, investment decisions, hiring decisions, or whether-you’re-going-to-look-for-a-job decisions when you don’t know what’s going to happen.” Michael Bloomberg

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“What has changed is that people have stopped working together.” Michael Bloomberg

“Well, you have the public not wanting any new spending, you have the Republicans not wanting any new taxes, you have the Democrats not wanting any new spending cuts, you have the markets not wanting any new borrowing, and you have the economists wanting all of the above. And that leads to paralysis.” Michael Bloomberg

“You can’t define what’s middle class, what is wealthy, what is poor.”


“The cold harsh reality is that we have to balance the budget.” Michael Bloomberg

“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.” Michael Bloomberg

“You can’t sit there and worry about everything.” Michael Bloomberg

“I don’t know why you should be proud of something. It doesn’t make you any better or worse. You are what you are.” Michael Bloomberg

“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.” Michael Bloomberg

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“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.” Michael Bloomberg

“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.”


“You know, I start with the assumption that -or with, with the belief that this president has to succeed. We all have an enormous amount of capital invested in his success. His success is the country’s success.” Michael Bloomberg

“We would betray our values and play into our enemies’ hands if we were to treat Muslims differently than anyone else. In fact, to cave to popular sentiment would be to hand a victory to the terrorists, and we should not stand for that.” Michael Bloomberg

“And because no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you.” Michael Bloomberg

“Nobody is going to delegate a lot of power to a secretary that they can’t control.” Michael Bloomberg

“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.” Michael Bloomberg

“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.” Michael Bloomberg

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