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" A million dollars in the presidential election is a spit in the ocean. It's not a lot of money. "
" We ought to look at Social Security. We ought to ask ourselves the question, is there inherently something wrong with Social Security that a man like me is eligible for Social Security? There's something wrong with the system. "
" I'm a stockholder. I own a lot of stocks. "
" Buy a stock at two, have it go to 30. You feel like you're on top of the world. "
" I learned playing poker that you never count your winnings because that's when you start to lose. "
" America is a powerful country. America is a great country. We have enormous resiliency. Any time we have had our back to the wall, we have come out a winner. "
" I worked hard to get where I am. And I started with nothing. "
" Nothing so enchants attorneys general, their eyes generally fixed on higher public office, as slinging accusations against successful financial executives. Preening press conferences and fawning media coverage are virtually guaranteed, whether or not the charges have substance. "
" We had 90 percent taxes before in America. All right? Didn't work. "
" When a New York attorney general brings a lawsuit against a prominent business person, there are two things you can count on out of that office - lots of political bluster and little accountability. "
" You want to close the income inequality gap in part? Give us better educated kids out of high school. Give us kids that can challenge and succeed in the challenge with technology. You give us those kinds of kids, and watch the needle move. "
" The essence of business to me is great people run great companies. Mediocre people don't do a very good job. "
" I decided I was going to go to Wall Street, and I was introduced to some people... I met a guy who knew a bond trader at Pressprich, and he got me to meet him and the guy that ran their sales department, Jack Collin. "
" I'm nuts, I'm rich, and boy, do I love a fight! "
" My connection was we never want to put ourselves in a position as a nation where we pit group against group. "
" Dick Grasso would be a superb mayor of the City of New York. He loves the city. "
" You only have to worry about going to jail if you break the law. That's pretty simple. "
" You can have a phenomenal technology with bad people; you're not gonna have much success. You can have mediocre technology with great people; they'll figure out a way to make a buck. "
" We took the position we wanted our people to be better than minimum wage, so we're going to pay better than minimum wage, and we still do that. "
" The biggest single challenge to America and our future is income inequality. We've got to fix it. "
" People can't live on $7.50 an hour. "
" My own feeling on the consumer is that he - he or she looks at what it costs them to pay their bills every month as opposed to how much debt they have. "
" When then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer sued me in 2003 over my stewardship as a director of the New York Stock Exchange, the NYSE's legal expenses were more than $100 million, which made it perhaps the priciest litigation in the state's history. "
" I don't need a job. I don't want an appointment. I don't want to be on a commission. I don't want to be ambassador to nowhere. "
" Rich people in one country don't act the same as rich people in another country. "