Famous Quotes By Joe Biden


  1. A gaffe in Washington is someone telling the truth, and telling the truth has never hurt me.
  2. America doesn't have health insurance.
  3. For too long in this society, we have celebrated unrestrained individualism over common community.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. I graduated from the University of Delaware with a double major in history and political science.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. My dad always said, 'Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.'
  11. My recollection is - and I'd have to confirm this - but I don't recall paying any money to go to law school.
  12. 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.
  13. Our future cannot depend on the government alone. The ultimate solutions lie in the attitudes and the actions of the American people.
  14. The devastating punch we took on September 11th still reverberates throughout American society.
  15. The Middle East is hopeful. There's hope there.
  16. 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.
  17. There's a lot of revisionist history that goes on these days about Iraq.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power.
  21. We must rekindle the fire of idealism in our society.
  22. Well, I thought the deal was, when you went to work for the government you weren't supposed to make money!
  23. We're going to be OK because of the American people. They have more grit, determination and courage than you can imagine.
  24. You've got to reach a hand of friendship across the aisle and across philosophies in this country.

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