There are many qualities that make a great leader. But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with them through popular and unpopular times, is the most important characteristic of a great leader.
Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present.
When you confront a problem you begin to solve it.
I know it's hard to say this, but you've got to keep saying it, that is to relax and deal with it
This is all about safety
There are indications that at least one of the people involved in this that was arrested was yesterday expressing support for what happened in Israel and was gratified that it had occurred
a lot of progress.
I don't want any money coming out of my pocket to pay for this kind of sick demonstration of clear psychological problems, ... This should happen in a psychiatric hospital, not in a (city-funded) museum.
What I like to do on New Year's day is go to four or five or six places where people who are working for New York City are working, just to thank them
Let's now make this kind of a permanent condition for New York City, that New York City is one of the safest large cities in America, and let's keep it that way
To be locked into partisan politics doesn't permit you to think clearly.
Now we understand much more clearly. why people from all over the world want to come to New York and to America. It's called freedom.
The Republican Party is a much bigger tent than people give it credit for. We have a lot of what I guess you all call moderate Republicans.
The number of casualties will be more than any of us can bear ultimately. And I don't think we want to speculate on the number of casualties. The effort now has to be to save as many people as possible.
Iraq may get better; Iraq may get worse. We may be successful in Iraq; we may not be. I don't know the answer to that. That's in the hands of other people. But what we do know for sure is the terrorists are going to be at war with us a year, a year and a half from now.