Stereotypes lose their power when the world is found to be more complex than the stereotype would suggest. When we learn that individuals do not fit the group stereotype, then it begins to fall apart.
You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it's good for one's self-respect to be a punching bag.
The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.
If you agree with me on 9 out of 12 issues, vote for me. If you agree with me on 12 out of 12 issues, see a psychiatrist.
Citizens, thank you for all your birthday wishes. I am 88 years old today and still lucky to live in the greatest city in the world.
If you don't like the President, it costs you 90 bucks to fly to Washington to picket. If you don't like the governor, it costs you 60 bucks to fly to Albany to picket. If you don't like me - 90 cents.
There's enormous energy required to carry grudges - enormous energy! And I'm getting too old to expend my energy that way, cause I think every person has a limited amount of energy. So I have given up all grudges.
If I traveled to the end of the rainbow as Dame Fortune did intend, Murphy would be there to tell me the pot's at the other end.
The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth - something very difficult for a politician. Or watch your food - just watch it, don't eat it.
I said, to be a New Yorker you have to live here for six months, and if at the end of the six months you find you walk faster, talk faster, think faster, you're a New Yorker.
It's a lot more fun being a critic than being the one criticized.
The knife of corruption endangered the life of New York City. The scalpel of the law is making us well again.
There was always a love-hate relationship with New York in the rest of the country, but I made them feel more love than hate.
In action be primitive; in foresight, a strategist.
Have you ever lived in the suburbs? It's sterile. It's nothing. It's wasting your life.
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