60+ Best Joe Biden Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is an American politician and the president-elect of the United States. Having defeated incumbent Donald Trump in the 2020 United States presidential election, he will be inaugurated as the 46th president on January 20, 2021. Profoundly inspirational Joe Biden quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Joe Biden Quotes

We must rekindle the fire of idealism in our society.

The Middle East is hopeful. There’s hope there.

Al Qaeda is almost all in Pakistan, and Pakistan has nuclear weapons. And yet for every dollar we’re spending in Pakistan, we’re spending $30 in Afghanistan. Does that make strategic sense?

ISIS is not an existential threat to something happening to someone in the United States of America. It’s a serious problem overseas, but it’s confusing and frightening.

This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power.

One of the things I’ve never been accused of is not caring about people.

I’ve known and continue to know every one of these major world leaders by their first names, and I have access to them.

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.

During the 60’s, I was, in fact, very concerned about the civil rights movement.

No one doubts that innocent men, women and children have been the victims of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. And there’s no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in Syria: the Syrian regime.

Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.

The Recovery Act is working, but it’s going to continue to work. It’s not over. A lot’s going to happen this summer. And even after the summer, there’s more to come with the act.

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.

I guess every single word I’ve ever said is going to be dissected now.

I used to say to my late wife, ‘I have great faith in the American people.’

The devastating punch we took on September 11th still reverberates throughout American society.

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.

The greatest gift is the ability to forget – to forget the bad things and focus on the good.

Our future cannot depend on the government alone. The ultimate solutions lie in the attitudes and the actions of the American people.

Inspirational Joe Biden Quotes

A gaffe in Washington is someone telling the truth, and telling the truth has never hurt me.

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.

Other than being crazy enough to press a button, there is nothing that Putin can do militarily to fundamentally alter American interests.

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.

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.

You’ve got to reach a hand of friendship across the aisle and across philosophies in this country.

The White House isn’t the place to learn how to deal with international crisis, the balance of power, war and peace, and the economic future of the next generation.

Folks, I can tell you I’ve known eight presidents, three of them intimately.

I have a really close relationship with Mike Bloomberg.

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.

This is absolutely bizarre that we continue to subsidize highways beyond the gasoline tax, airlines, and we don’t subsidize, we don’t want to subsidize a national rail system that has environmental impact.

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.

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.

Life is a matter of really tough choices.

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.

The American people have not become heartless.

When my first semester grades came out, my mom and dad told me I wouldn’t be playing football.

Anyone who’s traveled with me to Afghanistan knows why I love this book: ‘War,’ by Sebastian Junger.

Well, I was 29 years old when I came to the United States Senate, and I have learned a lot.

I have ‘Parents’ magazine in my home.

It’s presumptuous to say you know how somebody feels.

My dad always said, ‘Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.’

Amazing Joe Biden Quotes

I love that Cadillac ATS!

You’re president, if you conclude my judgment is not the right judgment, I abide by that, but I want an opportunity to have an input.

I know I’m not supposed to like muscle cars, but I like muscle cars.

Social Security’s not the hard one to solve. Medicare, that is the gorilla in the room, and you’ve got to put all of it on the table.

In the good old days when I was a senator, I was my own man.

Most liberals think of civil liberties as their Achilles heel. It isn’t.

In this world, emotion has become suspect – the accepted style is smooth, antiseptic and passionless.

My recollection is – and I’d have to confirm this – but I don’t recall paying any money to go to law school.

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.

There’s one advantage in having been around as long as I have. Everybody in the Senate knows me, and – I’m going to say something presumptuous, to repeat myself – I think most respect me.

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.

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.’

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.

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.’

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.

Just talk to me as a father – not what the Constitution says. What do you feel?

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.’

The moral disapprobation of society has an impact on behavior in societies.

I always wonder when it was that I was embraced.

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.

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