105 Best Elizabeth Warren Quotes from the Famous US Senator

Elizabeth Warren, born June 22, 1949, is a celebrated American legal scholar and politician.

Rising from humble beginnings in Oklahoma, Warren embarked on a successful academic career, culminating in a professorship at Harvard University, where she became a bankruptcy law expert.

She gained national prominence as the chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, advocating for financial protections for Americans.


Although not nominated to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau she helped create, Warren emerged as a popular figure and liberal icon.

Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, she became the first woman to represent Massachusetts, focusing her efforts on defending the middle class.

Her autobiography, A Fighting Chance, recounts her journey and she remains a vigorous opponent of unfair practices in government.

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Despite falling short in her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, Warren continues to serve as a senator, providing strong critique and proposing robust relief plans amidst the global pandemic.

I have outlined some of the best quotes by Elizabeth Warren for you.

Best Elizabeth Warren Quotes


Families are going broke because they buy too much stuff! ~ Elizabeth Warren.


I think a lot of Americans are not sure which side Washington is on: the side of banks or the side of the people. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


The credit card companies have put the loan sharks out of business. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


We can’t go out and tell ourselves we’ve done good if we haven’t. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


Balancing your money is the key to having enough. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


I’m willing to throw my body in front of the bus to stop bad ideas. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

If there had been a Financial Product Safety Commission in place 10 years ago, the current financial crisis would have been averted. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


Too often, people get jobs based on who they know – not what they know. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Officer Rose was the president of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association at the time, and he was furious. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

It’s so easy to focus on what could go wrong, on what else you could do before you try the thing you really want to do. No. Just get out there and try. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

The total amount of money that Wall Street handed out in bonuses last year was double the total income of ALL full-time minimum wage workers. That’s obscene. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


We’re Americans. We celebrate success. We just don’t want the game to be rigged. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

When billionaire car dealers or manufacturers pay for ambassadorships, at least they pay with money earned by selling something of value. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

The choice before us is simple. Will we continue to subsidize the dirty fossil fuels of the past, or will we transition to 21st century clean, renewable energy. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


We need to remind politicians they don’t work for the big banks – they work for us. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

It is not the job of the Department of Education to maximize profits for the government at the cost of squeezing students who are struggling to get an education. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Part of my job is to make sense of all that I hear, and to retell it in a forceful way so that the decision-makers at Treasury can hear it. At least that’s how I see it. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


It’s a simple idea: We all do better when we work together and invest in our future. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

It’s one thing for Hillary Clinton to adopt some anti-Wall Street language to try to appeal to progressives. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Famous Elizabeth Warren Quotes

Pundits talk about ‘populist rage’ as a way to trivialize the anger and fear coursing through the middle class. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

I have a daughter and I have granddaughters and I will never vote to let a group of backward-looking ideologues cut women’s access to birth control. We have lived in that world, and we are not going back, not ever. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


Bankruptcy exposes the economic vulnerability and insecurity of middle class women. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

I loved my mother. I wanted her to smile, to believe that I was doing the right thing. But that wasn’t going to happen. So I ducked my head and kept on going. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

I oppose the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. It’s an ill-conceived project that would lock us into further dependence on some of the dirtiest fossil fuels on the planet. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Meaningful rules in the consumer credit market can accelerate economic recovery. Rules would increase consumer confidence and, more importantly, weed out all the tricks and traps that sap families of billions of dollars annually. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

People feel like the system is rigged against them, and here is the painful part, they’re right. The system is rigged. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Paul Ryan looks around, sees three unemployed workers for every job opening in America, and blames the people who can’t find a job. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Evidently there is no need for delay, no need for further study, if the government takes a loss and Wall Street makes a profit, but it is absolutely necessary to delay if homeowners might have a chance to cut their mortgages and stay in their homes. This is wrong, and it is time to fight back! ~ Elizabeth Warren.

I talk to nurses and programmers, salespeople and firefighters – people who bust their tails every day. Not one of them – not one – stashes their money in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Inspiring Elizabeth Warren Quotes

No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die. And that matters. That matters because we don’t run this country for corporations, we run it for people. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


I’m really concerned that too-big-to-fail has become too-big-for-trial. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Me, I was waiting tables of 13 and married at 19. I graduated from public schools, and taught elementary school. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Consumers get used to reading and understanding their credit card contracts, their mortgages, their check overdraft agreements, those are good things. That puts power back in the hands of consumers. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Israel has the right to shell Palestinian hospitals and schools out of self defense… ~ Elizabeth Warren.

I graduated law school nine months pregnant and didn’t take a job. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Of course, not every kid has the same risk of becoming a victim. A large number of those gun deaths occur in poor neighborhoods. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

That’s how we build the economy of the future. An economy with more jobs and less debt, we root it in fairness. We grow it with opportunity. And we build it together. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


When you have no real power, go public – really public. The public is where the real power is. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

America’s middle class is under attack. Worse, it’s not under attack by some unstoppable force of nature. It’s in trouble because the game is deliberately rigged. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Mitt Romney is the guy who said corporations are people. No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Top Elizabeth Warren Quotes

Our number one responsibility is to protect Americans from terrorism, that’s our job, so being tough on terrorism is enormously important. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

It’s better to fight because if you don’t fight, you can’t win. Besides, even when you don’t win, you can change the game. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


The poor pay more, and that’s one of the reasons people get trapped at the bottom of the economic ladder. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Everything we stand for can be expressed in terms of how we spend our money. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

The single best predictor that a family would go bankrupt was if they had a child. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

There were a million things we needed to figure out – and the congressman thought the most important thing we needed to do was slice up the operating budget so each political party was assured its fair share? Welcome to Washington. Once. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Whether the future looks scary or bright, plans are hopes made practical. They reassure people that there’s a roadmap that will take them to a better place and they give people a reason to join in the effort to get there. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

College students today are drowning in debt, and it is hurting them and hurting our economy. We must find a way to help families pay for college without condemning them to a lifetime of indebtedness. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


It takes money to run political campaigns. This is a cancer growing on the soul of our democracy. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything in your factory and hire someone to protect against this because of the work the rest of us did. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

I don’t want to overstate the gender difference. But women are more sensitized to the way that larger issues affect their pocketbooks, like pay equality or cost of living changes. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Adjusted for inflation, somebody going to college today to a state university, is paying about 300 percent of what her mom or dad did just 30 years ago. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Are you ready to fight for good jobs and and a solid level playing field? Are you ready to prove to another generation of Americans that we can build a better country and a newer world? Joe Biden is ready. Barack Obama is ready. I am ready. You’re ready. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

The people on Wall Street broke this country, and they did it one lousy mortgage at a time. It happened more than three years ago, and there has been no real accountability, and there has been no real effort to fix it. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

We don’t win what we don’t fight for. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

I want to be blunt: We should not be fighting about equal pay for equal work, and access to birth control, in 2012. These issues were resolved years ago – until the Republicans brought them back. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Credit cards are like snakes: Handle ’em long enough, and one will bite you. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


Enforcement isn’t about big government or small government. It’s about whether government works and who it works for. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

The need for comprehensive reform must not blind us to the urgency of addressing the massive debt that’s already crushing our young people. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

I hope Hillary Clinton runs for president. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

I know what I am in Washington to do: I’m here to fight for hardworking families. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

America’s middle class is getting hammered, and Washington is rigged to work for the big guy. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea, God Bless, keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and paid forward for the next kid who comes along. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

We should be talking about expanding Social Security benefits; not cutting them. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Middle class America is acutely aware of how bad this economy is, and it is going to demand changes. I don’t think politicians can afford to be complacent. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Wise Elizabeth Warren Quotes

It’s a story about what’s worth fighting for, and how sometimes, even when we fight against very powerful opponents, we can win. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Our veterans deserve the very best, and that means ensuring that America’s veterans receive high-quality services and cares when they come back home. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Nobody’s safe. Health insurance? That didn’t protect 1 million Americans who were financially ruined by illness or medical bills last year. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Going to college and finding a good job no longer guarantee economic safety. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


Everybody in this room knows the basic rule: if you don’t have a seat at the table, you are probably on the menu. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

What we collectively decide about how to bail out our economy, how to pull our economy out of a ditch and what rules we put in place to make sure this problem does not happen again, will shape our country for the next 50 years. This is it. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

This shouldn’t be a my-party-your-party exercise. We should work together with one nonpartisan staff. The. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

I had a choice. I could be an insider or I could be an outsider. Outsiders can say whatever they want. But people on the inside don’t listen to them. Insiders, however, get lots of access and a chance to push their ideas. People – powerful people – listen to what they have to say. But insiders also understand one unbreakable rule: They don’t criticize other insiders. I. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

The way I see it, no one in this country should work full-time and still live in poverty – period. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


For capitalism to work, we all need one another. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

It’s frequently argued that plenty of good people work in criminal justice. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Americans are fighters. We’re tough, resourceful and creative, and if we have the chance to fight on a level playing field, where everyone pays a fair share and everyone has a real shot, then no one – no one can stop us. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Women tend to vote the economic interests of their families and to speak out on family economic issues. For men, there’s often much more focus on the idea of personal failure: If I’m not winning this great economic game, it must be my fault. ~ Elizabeth Warren. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Personal responsibility matters. There are no excuses for those who spend money on things they cannot afford. But it’s a whole lot harder to act responsibly when consumer credit contracts are designed to be incomprehensible, when prices are obscure and risks are hidden. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


America’s middle class was under attack. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Cars, toys, aspirin, meat, toasters, water – nearly every product sold has passed basic safety regulations well in advance of being marketed and sold. But consumer credit is a kind of buyer-beware, wild west. That is partly the result of history. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Great Elizabeth Warren Quotes

Keep a little space in your heart for the improbable. You won’t regret it. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Like a lot of you, I grew up in a family on the ragged edges of the middle class. My daddy sold carpeting and ended up as a maintenance man. After he had a heart attack, my mom worked the phones at Sears so we could hang on to our house. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

The people who are filing for bankruptcy in increasing numbers every year, it’s not the poorest. It’s not the people at the economic fringes. It’s people who worked hard and played by the rules. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


If you don’t fight, you can’t win. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

President Obama believes in a level playing field. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

When conservatives talk about opportunity, they mean opportunities for the rich to get richer, for the powerful to get more powerful. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

We shouldn’t be profiting from our students who are drowning in debt while giving a great deal to the banks. That’s just wrong. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

A lot of people think that regulations bring higher costs, but regulation is also about making sure that someone doesn’t get to beat out the competition because they’re dumping filth in the river or spewing poisons in the air. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

The banks lobbied Washington so they could write the rules that got us into this crisis. They then lobbied Washington to get the money to bail them out. And then they are lobbying Washington to write the rules so they can get us into the next crisis. It’s perfect circularity. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Some of the largest financial institutions can build a profit model on tricking people. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


Nobody who works full time deserves to live in poverty. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

This country isn’t working for working people. It’s working only for people at the top. That’s not the American dream. That’s the American nightmare. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Congress must go further to protect the right to privacy, to end the NSA’s dragnet surveillance of ordinary Americans, to make the intelligence community more transparent and accountable. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

I hear all this, you know, ‘Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever.’ No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own – nobody. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

The financial services industry has seemed to treat the crisis like a little rainfall – inconvenient, but no significant changes needed. The real question moving forward is how the industry will respond to Wall Street reform and growing public anger. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

The game is rigged to work for those who already have money and power. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Accountability for the largest financial institutions on Wall Street is the bedrock for a strong economy. Hard-working families and honest businesses cannot survive in a world where the rules don’t keep the marketplace honest. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

My mother saved our home with a minimum wage job. But in the 1960s, a minimum wage job would support a family of three above the poverty line. Not today. Not even close. I understood right then that people can work hard, they can play by the rules, and they can still take a hard smack. ~ Elizabeth Warren.


A good education is a foundation for a better future. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

When you fight back and win, even in small battles, it makes a difference in who you become. You’re better for it. That’s what persistence is about. It’s a ferocious optimism. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

Medical problems, job losses, and family breakups had laid these families low. Most had hung on and tried to repay long past any reasonable chance of doing so. As I saw it, the families in bankruptcy were mostly good people caught in a bad situation. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

It is critical that the American people, and not just their financial institutions, be represented at the negotiating table. ~ Elizabeth Warren.

So these were the 105 top Elizabeth Warren quotes and sayings on education, democracy, politics and capitalism.

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