BEST JOE BIDEN QUOTES
Fear never builds the future, but hope does.
Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value
We have to choose hope over feat, unity over division, and truth over lies.
If you do politics the right way, I believe, you can actually make people’s lives better. And integrity is the minimum ante to get into the game.
The Supreme Court has confirmed the simple but profoundly American idea that every human being should be treated with respect and dignity. That everyone should be able to live openly, proudly, as their true selves without fear.
There will come a day, I promise you, when the thought of your son, or daughter, or your wife or your husband, brings a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eye. It will happen, My prayer for you is that day will come sooner than later.
No one should have to work two jobs to get out of poverty.
If you need more than 10 rounds to hunt, and some argue they hunt with that many rounds, you shouldn’t be hunting. If you can’t get the deer in 3 shots, you shouldn’t be hunting. You are an embarrassment.
Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It’s self-defense. It’s patriotism. Joe Biden
The greatest gift is the ability to forget – to forget the bad things and focus on the good. Joe Biden
Folks, I can tell you I’ve known eight presidents, three of them intimately. Joe Biden
When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.’ Joe Biden
The effects of climate change are real and must be acted on. Joe Biden
For any young democracy, the most difficult but important step is burying the legacy of tyranny and establishing an economy and a government and institutions that abide by the rule of law. Every country faces challenges to the rule of law, including my own. Joe Biden
The 21st century is going to be the American century. Because we lead not only by the example of our power, but by the power of our example. That is the history of the journey of America. Joe Biden
Let’s just be smart this time. I’m looking for smart. Joe Biden
I exaggerate when I’m angry, but I’ve never gone around telling people things that aren’t true about me. Joe Biden
In this world, emotion has become suspect – the accepted style is smooth, antiseptic and passionless. Joe Biden
No one ever doubts that I mean what I say. The problem is I sometimes say all that I mean. Joe Biden
Reality has a way of intruding. Reality eventually intrudes on everything. Joe Biden
For too long in this society, we have celebrated unrestrained individualism over common community. Joe Biden
In my heart, I’m confident I could make a good president. Joe Biden
Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community. Joe Biden
We didn’t crumble after 9/11. We didn’t falter after the Boston Marathon. But we’re America. Americans will never, ever stand down. We endure. We overcome. We own the finish line. Joe Biden
My dad used to have an expression – ‘It is the lucky person who gets up in the morning, puts both feet on the floor, knows what they are about to do, and thinks it still matters.’ Joe Biden
If I don’t run for president, we’ll all be OK. Joe Biden
Innovation can only occur where you can breathe free. Joe Biden
I used to stutter really badly. Everybody thinks it’s funny. And it’s not funny. It’s not. Joe Biden
I know I’m not supposed to like muscle cars, but I like muscle cars. Joe Biden
Global energy security is a vital part of America’s national security. Joe Biden
I don’t say very much I don’t really think through. I know that sounds inconsistent with Joe Biden.
We don’t want two-tier people in America. Those who are legal but not citizens, and citizens. Joe Biden
Romania can be a linchpin in delivering gas to its neighbors and even become an energy exporter for its neighbors across Central and Eastern Europe. Joe Biden
Two million felons have tried to buy a gun and, because of the background check, have been denied. Joe Biden
The moral disapprobation of society has an impact on behavior in societies. Joe Biden
Remember, no one decides who they’re going to vote for based on the vice president. I mean that literally. Joe Biden
I believe the American people have a genuine and justifiable fear of government intrusion in what they instinctively know is going to be an ever more intrusive world. Joe Biden
The Qataris have cut off support for the most extreme elements of terrorist organizations. Joe Biden
Look Eye Something The Qataris have cut off support for the most extreme elements of terrorist organizations. Joe Biden
People Just talk to me as a father – not what the Constitution says. What do you feel? Joe Biden
The American people have not become heartless. Joe Biden
On the way back from Mumbai to go meet with President Xi in China, I stopped in Singapore to meet with a guy named Lee Kuan Yew, who most foreign policy experts around the world say is the wisest man in the Orient. Joe Biden
I’ve known and continue to know every one of these major world leaders by their first names, and I have access to them. Joe Biden
There is no inherent power in the office of the vice presidency. Zero. None. It’s all a reflection of your relationship with the president. I mean, Kennedy never let Johnson in the office. Joe Biden
The Iraqis have become invested in their nationhood. Joe Biden
It is my view that we cannot conduct foreign policy at the extremes. Joe Biden
I was kind of secretly hoping one of my kids would go out and make a million bucks. So when they put me in a home, at least I’ll have a window with a view. Joe Biden
I have an expression I use as I’ve gone around the world through my career: ‘You never tell another man or woman what’s in their interest. They know their interest better than you know their interest.’ Joe Biden
No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama’s plan will see one single penny of their tax raised, whether it’s their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax. Joe Biden
Other than being crazy enough to press a button, there is nothing that Putin can do militarily to fundamentally alter American interests. Joe Biden
I’m not big on flak jackets and tie-dyed shirts. You know, that’s not me. Joe Biden
I know what I believe, I know what I want to do, and I’m just comfortable saying it, and laying it out there. Joe Biden
Don’t hold against me that I don’t own – that I don’t own a single stock or bond. Don’t hold it – I have no savings accounts. Joe Biden
Quite frankly, Russian aggression in Ukraine and its illegal occupation of Crimea remind us that we still have a good deal more work to do to guarantee the strategic vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace. Joe Biden
I love that Cadillac ATS! Joe Biden
I ran for the Senate six times. And one of the things I know about Senate races off years and on races, and on years, the same as governor’s races, is it’s all local. It all gets down to what the specific issues in that – in that district or that state is. Joe Biden
The American public’s a lot more sophisticated than we all give them credit for. And on complicated issues, I’m going to give them straight answers. And if it takes more than three minutes, I’m going to do it. Joe Biden
Most liberals think of civil liberties as their Achilles heel. It isn’t. Joe Biden
Presumptuous for me to say, but at least – at a minimum – I’ve been able to influence the direction of the Democratic Party on foreign policy. And I’ve been relatively – presumptuous to say – relatively successful legislatively in the Senate, being able to win a lot of Republican friends, and being able to cross the aisle. Joe Biden
Anyone who’s traveled with me to Afghanistan knows why I love this book: ‘War,’ by Sebastian Junger. Joe Biden
Saudi Arabia has allowed training on its soil of American forces. Joe Biden
Nowhere is it written that there must be conflict between the United States and China. Joe Biden
I guess every single word I’ve ever said is going to be dissected now. Joe Biden
I’ve been waiting over 40 years to come to Cyprus, and it has not disappointed – the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Crossroads of Civilization, and, I might add, a genuine strategic partner to the United States of America. Joe Biden
You know, my Grandpop Finnegan used to have an expression: he used to say, ‘Joey, the guy in Olyphant’s out of work, it’s an economic slowdown. When your brother-in-law’s out of work, it’s a recession. When you’re out of work, it’s a depression.’ Joe Biden
When my first semester grades came out, my mom and dad told me I wouldn’t be playing football. Joe Biden
In the 21st century, the countries that thrive will be the ones where citizens know their voices will be heard because the institutions are transparent. Joe Biden
American women have pushed this country forward, one step at a time.
I plan to unite the nation. I’m running as a democrat, but I’m going to be everyone’s president.
One of the most powerful voices we hear in the country today is from our young people. They’re speaking to the inequality and injustice that has grown up in America. Economic injustice. Racial injustice. Environmental injustice. I hear their voices and if you listen, you can hear them too.
This is about something bigger. This is about dignity and respect for working people.
Never tell a man what his interests are. Be straight and open with him about your own interests. And try to put yourself in his shoes. Try to understand his hopes and his limitations, and never insist that he do something you know he cannot.
So I try to be mindful, at all times, of what a difference a small human gesture can make to people in need. What does it really cost to take a moment to look someone in the eye, to give him a hug, to let her know, I get it. You’re not alone?
Over the objections, where they sound like squealing pigs, over the objections of Romney and all his allies, we passed some of the toughest Wall Street regulations in history, turning Wall Street back into the allocator of capital it always has been and no longer a casino. And they want to repeal it. Joe Biden
You are twice as likely to be struck by lightning as you around to be affected by a terrorist event in the United States. Joe Biden
You’re looking at a middle-class guy. I am who I am. Joe Biden
The devastating punch we took on September 11th still reverberates throughout American society. Joe Biden
I graduated from the University of Delaware with a double major in history and political science. Joe Biden
I have no doubt that Russia will and should remain a major source of energy supplies for Europe and the world. Joe Biden
We’re going to be OK because of the American people. They have more grit, determination and courage than you can imagine. Joe Biden
It’s about winning the heart, and yes, the soul of America. Winning it for the generous among us, not the selfish. Winning it for the workers who keep this country going, not just the privileged few at the top. Winning it for those communities who have known the injustice of the ‘knee on the neck’.
True bravery is when there is very little chance of winning, but you keep fighting.
Look, freedom is an overwhelming American notion. The idea that we want to see the world, the peoples of the world free is something that all of us subscribe to. Joe Biden
Given a fair shot, given a fair chance, Americans have never, ever, ever, ever let their country down. Never. Never. Ordinary people like us. Who do extraordinary things. Joe Biden
In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking. Joe Biden
You never make fun of anybody with a club foot or a withered arm, but it’s open season on anybody who stutters. Joe Biden
Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’. The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you. Joe Biden
We Americans think, in every country in transition, there’s a Thomas Jefferson hiding behind some rock or a James Madison beyond one sand dune. Joe Biden
Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be Vice President of the United States of America. Let’s get that straight. She’s a truly close personal friend. She is qualified to be President of the United States of America. She’s easily qualified to be Vice President of the United States of America. Joe Biden
Life is a matter of really tough choices. Joe Biden
I can die a happy man never having been president of the United States of America. But it doesn’t mean I won’t run. Joe Biden
We are America, second to none, and we own the finish line. Don’t forget it. Joe Biden
Unions did in fact build the middle class. And here’s what that did. That built the United States of America as we know it. Joe Biden
My rights are not derived from any government. My rights are not denied by any majority. My rights are because I exist.
If the problem is fear, the answer is knowledge.
I wasn’t built to look the other way because the law demanded it. The law might be wrong.
To me, this is the first principle of life, the foundational principle, and a lesson you can’t learn at the foot of any wise man: Get up! The art of living is simply getting up after you’ve been knocked down.
I represent all of you, whether you voted for me or against me. And I’m going to make sure you’re represented.
My father used to have an expression. He’d say, ‘Joey, a job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It’s about your dignity. It’s about respect. It’s about your place in your community.’ Joe Biden
Our future cannot depend on the government alone. The ultimate solutions lie in the attitudes and the actions of the American people. Joe Biden
In Romania, American forces have found a devoted NATO ally. Joe Biden
We’re close friends – the American people, the Israeli people, our governments. There’s absolutely no daylight – none – between us and the Israelis on the question of Israel’s security. Joe Biden
It is no secret that I believe my son, Attorney General Beau Biden would make a great United States Senator – just as I believe he has been a great Attorney General. But Beau has made it clear from the moment he entered public life, that any office he sought, he would earn on his own. Joe Biden
Most Americans think there’s already universal background checks. They don’t understand why there wouldn’t be a background check to purchase a weapon. Joe Biden
The United States supports a strong, united Ukraine with productive and peaceful relationships with both the East and the West, with both Russia and Europe. Joe Biden
America’s commitment to collective defense under Article 5 of NATO is a sacred obligation in our view – a sacred obligation not just for now, but for all time. Joe Biden
The American people are so much stronger, so much more resolved than any enemy can fully understand. Joe Biden
In my neighborhood, when you’ve got something to say to a guy, you look him in the eye and you say it to him. Joe Biden
Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable. Joe Biden
No fundamental social change occurs merely because government acts. It’s because civil society, the conscience of a country, begins to rise up and demand – demand – demand change. Joe Biden
Corruption is just another form of tyranny. Joe Biden
My dad always said, ‘Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.’ Joe Biden
Reality has a way of intruding. Reality eventually intrudes on everything. Joe Biden
Corruption is cancer: cancer that eats away at a citizen’s faith in democracy, diminishes the instinct for innovation and creativity; already-tight national budgets, crowding out important national investments. It wastes the talent of entire generations. It scares away investments and jobs. Joe Biden
We must rekindle the fire of idealism in our society. Joe Biden
One of the things I’ve never been accused of is not caring about people. Joe Biden
You’ve got to reach a hand of friendship across the aisle and across philosophies in this country. Joe Biden
In the good old days when I was a senator, I was my own man. Joe Biden
The Chinese have figured out that they have a giant environmental problem. Folks in Beijing, some days, literally can’t breathe. Over a million Chinese die prematurely every year because of air pollution. Joe Biden
America’s experience, like many others, teaches us that fostering entrepreneurship is not just about crafting the right economic policy or developing the best-educated curricula. It’s about creating an entire climate in which innovation and ideas flourish. Joe Biden
I support immediate financial assistance to the newly elected Palestinian president. Now, I don’t know what those numbers will be, and I don’t know how it’s going to be framed. Joe Biden
Let me tell you what I literally told every world leader I’ve met with, and I’ve met them all: It’s never, never, never been a good bet to bet against America. We have the finest fighting force in the world. Joe Biden
You know we’re going to control the insurance companies. Joe Biden Control Know Insurance A gaffe in Washington is someone telling the truth, and telling the truth has never hurt me. Joe Biden
Putin sought to keep Ukraine weak through corruption. Joe Biden Corruption Keep Through Well, I thought the deal was, when you went to work for the government you weren’t supposed to make money! Joe Biden
I have a really close relationship with Mike Bloomberg. Joe Biden
As a matter of fact, I didn’t make a political speech outside of my state for 20 years. Joe Biden
Look folks, we know who built this country and we know who is going to rebuild it. It’s you. Instead of vilifying you, we should be thanking you. We owe you. Joe Biden Thankful Look Country Barack Obama is probably the most exciting candidate that either the Democratic or Republican party has produced at least since I’ve been around. He’s fresh, he’s new, he’s insightful. Joe Biden
I’ve been really, really fortunate. Joe Biden
In the middle of a recession, where we’re just climbing out of it, where the economy -unemployment is still at 9.7 percent, the idea of raising taxes and reducing spending is a prescription for disaster. Joe Biden
Folks, you’re the reason that the automobile industry is back. Whether it was the wage freezes, the plant closures, folks, you sacrificed to keep your companies open. Because of your productivity, the combined auto companies have committed to invest another $23 billion in expansion in America. Joe Biden
You should be attacking the carbon emissions, period, and whether it’s cap-and-trade or carbon tax or whatever, that’s the realm in which we should be playing. Joe Biden
This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power. Joe Biden
There used to be an old bad joke. I hope it’s not so much a good joke anymore. ‘Everybody’s from Scranton; no one’s in Scranton.’ Joe Biden
I always wonder when it was that I was embraced. Joe Biden
Well, I was 29 years old when I came to the United States Senate, and I have learned a lot. Joe Biden
Except for the title ‘father,’ there is no title, including ‘vice president,’ that I am more proud to wear than that of United States senator. Joe Biden
If you’re in a confined aircraft; when one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft. Joe Biden
The only thing I know is I ain’t changing my brand. I know what I believe. I’m confident in what I know. And I’m gonna say it. And if folks like it, wonderful. If they don’t like it, I understand. Joe Biden
You’ve all seen over the last eight years what President Obama means to this country. He is the embodiment of honor, resolve, and character – one of the finest presidents we have ever had. Joe Biden
You always put yourself in the other person’s position, and then also to understand where they’re coming from, whether it’s a major foreign leader or a friend whom you have a disagreement with. And it’s also being willing to share credit, give recognition, and share in the benefits as well as in the losses if you’re in an endeavor together.
My message to everyone struggling right now is this: HELP IS ON THE WAY
I never had to tell my daughter, if she’s pulled over, make sure she puts – for a traffic stop – put both hands on top of the wheel and don’t reach for the glove box, because someone may shoot you, But a Black parent, no matter how wealthy or how poor they are, has to teach their child: When you are walking down the street, don’t have a hoodie on when you go across the street. Making sure that you in fact if you get pulled over, just ‘Yes Sir,’ ‘no sir,’ hands-on top of the wheel.
We need a democracy. We need consensus.
When you allow people to get back in the game and have a job, everything moves.
I’d be looking to lower the temperature in this country, not raise it.