“I have a passionate, conservative feeling for the citizens that when I spend their dollar, I want to be spending it wisely and not just throwing it away. This city hasn't had fiscal responsibility for some time.”
“We spend two to three hundred million dollars in capital improvements for sewers from our capital spending plan. A lot went into the sewers in Southeast Queens over the last decade and there are plans for more work to be done. We are doing a lot to alleviate the flooding, but we have to do more.”
“O you who believe! spend (benevolently) of the good things that you earn and or what We have brought forth for you out of the earth, and do not aim at what is bad that you may spend (in alms) of it, while you would not take it yourselves unless you have its price lowered, and know that Allah is Self-sufficient, Praiseworthy.”
“Before you speak, listen.
Before you write, think.
Before you spend, earn.
Before you invest, investigate.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.
Before you retire, save.
Before you die, give.”