35 Delaware Quotes & Sayings about The First State

Delaware is known as ‘The First State’.

Rehoboth Beach, Cape Henlopen State Park, and Brandywine Valley are a few of Delaware’s top tourist destinations.

Let’s have a look at some of the quotes about Delaware state.

Delaware Quotes


The Simpsons are going to Delaware! ~ Homer.


I would stare at maps of Delaware for hours. ~ Ken Jennings.


Our financial services and insurance cluster is one of Delaware’s key economic drivers in the state. ~ Ruth Ann Minner.


Delaware is the only state east of the Rockies that is allowed under federal law to offer sports betting. ~ Jack Markell.

Delaware: a state that has three counties when the tide is out, and two when it is in. ~ John James Ingalls.

I was born on Delaware Street. We have never desired another home. ~ Bess Truman.

General Motors could buy Delaware if DuPont were willing to sell it. ~ Ralph Nader.

When Delaware State University was founded in 1890, it was not by choice, but by social reality. ~ Michael N. Castle.

My mother was born in Wilmington, Delaware. She’s a U.S. citizen, so I’m a U.S. citizen. ~ Ted Cruz.

Delaware’s firefighters put their lives in jeopardy every day in an effort to keep families safe. ~ Thomas Carper.

If George Washington crossing the Delaware matters, so must his ruthless pursuit of the runagate Oney Judge. ~ Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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Best Delaware Quotes

By climbing a steeper road, the value and appreciation Delaware State students took and continue to take from their education and their experiences is just as great, if not greater, than students attending ivy league schools. ~ Michael N. Castle.

Democrats are calling Christine O’Donnell ‘the Sarah Palin of the East.’ Really? She’s a loud, emotionally unstable woman from Delaware. That’s not Sarah Palin, that’s Joe Biden. ~ Craig Ferguson.

Upon arriving, meeting their teachers and signing up for classes, these students began to realize that their attendance at Delaware State University was not a goal achieved, but rather a dream being sewn – a first step, if you will. ~ Michael N. Castle.

Increasing recycling in Delaware is an idea whose time has come and, if put off, may not come again. ~ Ruth Ann Minner.

This is a value-added college education if I have heard one described. And what is the most remarkable about Delaware State University graduates – is they just keeping giving back. ~ Michael N. Castle.

Delaware River Power Squadron is dedicated to boating safety through education and civic activities in several locations in Philadelphia while also serving the boating public throughout southern Pennsylvania, the Delaware River, and the Chesapeake Bay. ~ Robert Brady.

Famous Delaware Quotes

On the evening of December 25, General Washington in a most severe season crossed the Delaware with a part of his army, then reduced to less than 2000 men in the whole. ~ Mercy Otis Warren.

Seeing the rebirth of the Delaware Estuary as a valuable natural resource is certainly encouraging, and I am encouraged not just by the progress made in the Delaware Estuary but in estuaries throughout the country. ~ Jim Gerlach.


Working together we can strengthen Delaware State University and the students who attend it. ~ Michael N. Castle.

My mother was born in your state, Mr. Walter, and my mother was a Quaker, and my ancestors in the time of Washington baked bread for George Washington’s troops when they crossed the Delaware, and my own father was a slave. ~ Paul Robeson.

The Delaware Estuary has sustained a human population for thousands of years, but by the end of the 19th Century, increased population and industrialization had transformed much of the upper Estuary watershed. ~ Jim Gerlach.

Typically, historical black colleges and universities like Delaware State, attracted students who were raised in an environment where going to college wasn’t the next natural step after high school. ~ Michael N. Castle.

Top Delaware Quotes

Delaware State began as a school bent on service – teaching education, social services and nursing. ~ Michael N. Castle.

And the university’s reputation will only continue to grow as stories like Elaine’s are spread. Delaware State University’s motto ‘a past to honor, a future to insure,’ couldn’t be any more fitting for this transitional period you are going through. ~ Michael N. Castle.

Delaware State has established itself as an institution of excellence in its own right and attracts a diversity of students from various races, socio-economic status and locations. ~ Michael N. Castle.


I graduated from the University of Delaware with a double major in history and political science. ~ Joe Biden.

After completing a Delaware State education, they were afforded opportunities beyond anything they might have imagined – and they opened doors for themselves that surely would have remained closed if they only had a high school education. ~ Michael N. Castle.

Through the years you, the Delaware State family and your predecessors, have faced many challenges. You worked through them with fierce determination and good will, and you have made great progress. ~ Michael N. Castle.

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.

Their families helped them realize that there was more out there for them. These students came to Delaware State because of its inexpensive tuition, closeness to home, and solid reputation. ~ Michael N. Castle.


Delaware State is no longer a college for African Americans without other choices, it is a university of choice. ~ Michael N. Castle.

Israel is slightly smaller than New Jersey. Moses in effect led the tribes of Israel out of the District of Columbia, parted Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, and wandered for forty years in Delaware. ~ P. J. O’Rourke.

Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell said recently that Hollywood needs to re-evaluate what they’re doing because movies these days are all filled with gay sex and extramarital affairs. And I thought, ‘Have fun in Congress then. ~ Craig Ferguson.

So these were the 35 quotes about Delaware state of United States.

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