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Edward Koch Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edward Koch

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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.
- Edward Koch

Related topics: Politics

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.
- Edward Koch

I know many writers who first dictate passages,
then polish what they have dictated.
I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.
- Edward Koch

I'm not the type to get ulcers.
I give them.
- Edward Koch

 

I was born at the age of twelve on a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot.
- Edward Koch

The fireworks begin today.
Each diploma is a lighted match.
Each one of you is a fuse.
- Edward Koch

The mere process of growing old together will make
the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
- Edward Koch

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Deals are my art form.
Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry.
I like making deals, preferably big deals.
That's how I get my kicks.
- Edward Koch

You don't have to love them.
You just have to respect their rights.
- Edward Koch

In action be primitive; in foresight,
a strategist.
- Edward Koch

When all are wrong, everyone is right.
- Edward Koch

We're in the hands of the state legislature and God,
but at the moment, the state legislature has more to say than God.
- Edward Koch

The art of creation is older than the art of killing.
- Edward Koch

In a neighborhood, as in life, a clean bandage is much,
much better than a raw or festering wound.
- Edward Koch

If they don't want to pay for it, they can stop drinking it.
- Edward Koch

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.
- Edward Koch

The person who is bent on killing you will follow you wherever you are.
- Edward Koch

Water, water, everywhere, Atlantic and Pacific.
But New York City's got them beat, Our aqua is terrific!
- Edward Koch

If you seek violence, we will seek to put you in jail.
- Edward Koch

The knife of corruption endangered the life of New York City.
The scalpel of the law is making us well again.
- Edward Koch

Tone can be as important as text.
- Edward Koch

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton PHOTO

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson PHOTO

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono


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