Rudy Giuliani quotes

  • Revenge is not a noble sentiment, but it is a human one.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Revenge #Noble #Sentiments

  • We have to be on offense against terrorists, that we have to make it bipartisan, that it isn't about being a Democrat or a Republican. It's about being an American.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Republican #Terrorist #Democrat

  • When you confront a problem you begin to solve it.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Inspirational #Problem #Solve

  • The nightmare of the Cold War was nuclear weapons in the hands of an irrational person. I don't want to live through that nightmare.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #War #Hands #Want

  • The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #September 11 #Stronger #Spirit

  • I do think you have sort of a general philosophical approach that you want from a justice, and I think a strict constructionist would be probably the way I'd describe it.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Philosophical #Thinking #Justice

  • Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Leadership #Vision #Needs

  • My major focus is national security because that's really what the president runs.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Running #Focus #President

  • What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Children #Kindness #Life Lesson

  • People have a right to protest; they have a right to make their opinion. They can be very upset about what they consider to be a murder of a person in custody, but you cannot destroy property. First person does it goes to jail.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Jail #People #Upset

  • Courage is being afraid, but then doing what you have to do anyway.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Art #Martial Arts #Being Afraid

  • And if you have a law that isn't working, and you have thousands and thousands and millions of people, then the terrorists hide among them. And we have to have a law that makes sense.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Law #People #Terrorist

  • We had no domestic attacks under Bush,
    -- Rudy Giuliani

  • I lived through crises. September 11 is obviously the biggest one that I've lived through.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #September 11 #September #Crisis

  • Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Rude #Decision #Strategy

  • Being mayor of New York was a crisis a week and an emergency every other day.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #New York #Emergencies #Week

  • It's about time law enforcement got as organized as organized crime.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Law #Police #Enforcement

  • There's never any guarantee at war.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #War #Guarantees

  • The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic, and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Religious #Patriotic #Law

  • Mexico has many more kidnappings than the United States. The U.S. has very few kidnappings.The reason is, in the United States, we don't pay ransom. We turn it over to the FBI. They catch the person. And then, of course, we used to have the death penalty for it. Now it's life in prison. In Mexico, everybody pays. It's a business...
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Mexico #Ransom #Pay

  • 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.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Inspirational #Strength #Leadership

  • If we were building our navy, rather than reducing our navy to pre-World War I levels, China would not be thinking about increasing its navy to take over the South China Sea.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #War #Thinking #Sea

  • I think that sometimes the most intelligent things that prosecutors do is when they exercise their discretion not to go forward with a case.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Exercise #Intelligent #Thinking

  • I always felt, and I still feel, that the media doesn't belong in a public official's private life. It's a very difficult balance, because if you are elected to public office, people have a right to know a great deal about you, and the press has an absolute obligation to report all of that. But the reality is that there are times in which the reporting is really happening for almost voyeuristic reasons, in the gossip columns. Maybe half of it is wrong, and half of it is correct, and a lot of it is exaggerated. You've just got to get used to that if you're in public life.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Reality #Media #Gossip

  • Rick Perry I have a great fondness for. And what Rick Perry has, like Jeb Bush has, it will be interesting to compare their two records as governor, very close, great economic development, low taxes, all the things we want domestically out of a president.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Two #Interesting #President

  • God help this country if we're now prepared to vote for someone we don't trust. But every election cycle we do things we never dreamed of.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Country #Election #Helping

  • In 2012 President Obama didn't go anywhere near African-American communities. Why? Because unemployment was so high there, he didn't want to address it.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Community #African American #President

  • If there's no other alternative, I support civilian trials for terrorists.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Support #Trials #Alternatives

  • It's part of the Constitution. People have the right to bear arms. Then the restrictions of it have to be reasonable and sensible. You can't just remove that right. You've got to regulate, consistent with the Second Amendment.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #People #Second Amendment #Arms

  • I understand the Second Amendment. I support it. People have the right to bear arms.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #People #Support #Second Amendment

  • Chief Justice Roberts is somebody I work with, somebody I admire, Justice Alito someone I knew when he was U.S. attorney, also admire.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Justice #Chiefs #Admire

  • I believe in a woman's right to choose.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Believe #I Believe #I Believe In

  • I think abortion is something that, as a personal matter, I would advise somebody against.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Thinking #Abortion #Matter

  • You never agree with any one candidate 100 percent. I don't agree with myself 100 percent. You don't even agree with me 100 percent.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Agree

  • I lowered taxes in New York. I reduced the size of government in New York. I took a $2.4 billion deficit and turned it into a $3.2 billion surplus. And I reduced taxes over 23 times or 23 times.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #New York #Government #Size

  • I don't think anyone has campaigned much more than I have for Republican candidates, going back to 1998. I mean, I've been in 45 states on behalf of 200 candidates - all Republicans.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Mean #Thinking #Republican

  • First thing you have to do is say to yourself what can I bring to it, what can I do and how can I make the country better? How can I improve it?
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Country #Firsts

  • And it's a little - very humbling to think that running for president of the United States is - for a kid from Brooklyn, it's quite a step.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Running #Kids #Thinking

  • I would appoint judges that interpreted the Constitution rather than invented it, understood the difference between being a judge and being a legislator.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Differences #Judging #Constitution

  • We should be tolerant, fair, open, and we should understand the rights that all people have in our society
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Rights #People #Our Society

  • There can be people who feel one way about gay rights, another way about gay rights. There can be people who have different views on abortion. But we respect each other. I think we learn from each other. And we understand that ultimately we have the same values.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Gay #Thinking #Views

  • You have to be willing - you have strong ideas, you have strong views, but you have to be willing also to look at experience.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Strong #Ideas #Views

  • The reality is you've got to be yourself. You've got to be who you are. You've got to be honest with people. If your views change on something, you've got to be willing to express it.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Being Yourself #Reality #Views

  • While I was the mayor abortions in New York went down and adoptions went way up, because we worked on adoptions as an alternative, so that there'd be a real choice.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #New York #Real #Abortion

  • Partial-birth abortion, I think that's going to be upheld. I think that ban is going to be upheld. I think it should be. And I think, as long as there's provision for the life of the mother, then that's something that should be done.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Mother #Thinking #Long

  • If somebody's going to earn citizenship, with whatever other hurdles are put in the way, at the end of the road they should be able to speak English, they should be able to read English, they should have some knowledge of American history,
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Able #Way #Speak

  • I support security at the borders. I think security is enormously important in the post-September 11th period. I think we have to know who's coming into this country. We have to be able to identify them; we have to be able to figure out who they are.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Country #Thinking #Support

  • I've campaigned many, many times together with Senator McCain. He's campaigned for me; I've campaigned for him, good friend.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Good Friend #Together #Time Together

  • I'm looking for a president that'll be like a Ronald Reagan to a Jimmy Carter.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #President #Carter #Jimmy

  • You believe that you can win the nomination of your party, and then you believe that you're the strongest candidate to win the election for your party.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Believe #Party #Winning

  • The past is what we have to learn about how to direct America to the future.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    #Past #America #Direct

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