Joe Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and served for 36 years as a United States Senator from Delaware before becoming the 47th Vice President.
After his wife and daughter were murdered in a car accident, Biden started driving from Wilmington to Washington on a daily basis to be with his surviving boys.
His work on the Violence Against Women Act and his crucial role in establishing US foreign policy defined his term as a Senator.
As Obama’s Vice President, Biden worked on critical topics, representing the United States internationally and helping to execute the Recovery Act and Affordable Care Act.
In addition, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.
After leaving the White House, Biden continued to serve the public via the establishment of different programs and institutions.
His presidential candidacy, launched in 2019, was built on three pillars: the soul of the country, middle-class reconstruction and togetherness.
His passion to public service, leadership and perseverance pervade his life and work.
Here are some of the best quotes by Joe Biden.
Best Joe Biden Quotes
If I don’t run for president, we’ll all be OK. ~ Joe Biden.
I always wonder when it was that I was embraced. ~ Joe Biden.
Global energy security is a vital part of America’s national security. ~ Joe Biden.
You know we’re going to control the insurance companies. ~ Joe Biden.
A gaffe in Washington is someone telling the truth, and telling the truth has never hurt me. ~ 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.
Innovation can only occur where you can breathe free. ~ 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.
I exaggerate when I’m angry, but I’ve never gone around telling people things that aren’t true about me. ~ Joe Biden.
Income inequity has to be addressed. ~ Joe Biden.
People everywhere in the world are hungry for economic opportunity. And it’s about a lot more than being able to make money. ~ Joe Biden.
In the good old days when I was a senator, I was my own man. ~ Joe Biden.
The effects of climate change are real and must be acted on. ~ Joe Biden.
Just talk to me as a father – not what the Constitution says. What do you feel? ~ Joe Biden.
You’re looking at a middle-class guy. I am who I am. ~ Joe Biden.
I love that Cadillac ATS! ~ Joe Biden.
I’ve been really, really fortunate. ~ Joe Biden.
I used to stutter really badly. Everybody thinks it’s funny. And it’s not funny. It’s not. ~ Joe Biden.
I guess every single word I’ve ever said is going to be dissected now. ~ Joe Biden.
We don’t want two-tier people in America. Those who are legal but not citizens, and citizens. ~ Joe Biden.
For too long in this society, we have celebrated unrestrained individualism over common community. ~ 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.
Top Joe Biden Quotes
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.
My recollection is – and I’d have to confirm this – but I don’t recall paying any money to go to law school. ~ Joe Biden.
There’s no political point worth my son’s life. ~ Joe Biden.
You’ve got to reach a hand of friendship across the aisle and across philosophies in this country. ~ 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.
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.
During the 60’s, I was, in fact, very concerned about the civil rights movement. ~ 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.
The greatest gift is the ability to forget – to forget the bad things and focus on the good. ~ Joe Biden.
The American people are so much stronger, so much more resolved than any enemy can fully understand. ~ Joe Biden.
I was not an activist. ~ Joe Biden.
Corruption is just another form of tyranny. ~ Joe Biden.
The devastating punch we took on September 11th still reverberates throughout American society. ~ Joe Biden.
In my heart, I’m confident I could make a good president. ~ Joe Biden.
Reality has a way of intruding. Reality eventually intrudes on everything. ~ Joe Biden.
People should not be in a position where their children have access to weapons and ammunition. ~ Joe Biden.
Arafat’s departure has created an awesome opportunity. ~ Joe Biden.
Profound Joe Biden Quotes
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. ~ 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.
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 Middle East is hopeful. There’s hope there. ~ Joe Biden.
Putin sought to destabilize Ukraine’s economy. ~ Joe Biden.
Remember, no one decides who they’re going to vote for based on the vice president. I mean that literally. ~ Joe Biden.
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. ~ Joe Biden.
I know I’m not supposed to like muscle cars, but I like muscle cars. ~ Joe Biden.
When my first semester grades came out, my mom and dad told me I wouldn’t be playing football. ~ Joe Biden.
In Romania, American forces have found a devoted NATO ally. ~ Joe Biden.
There’s a lot of revisionist history that goes on these days about Iraq. ~ Joe Biden.
No one ever doubts that I mean what I say. The problem is I sometimes say all that I mean. ~ 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.
As a matter of fact, I didn’t make a political speech outside of my state for 20 years. ~ Joe Biden.
If you’re in a confined aircraft; when one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft. ~ Joe Biden.
Famous Joe Biden Quotes
Most liberals think of civil liberties as their Achilles heel. It isn’t. ~ Joe Biden.
We have learned again that democracy is precious, democracy is fragile. At this hour my friends, democracy has prevailed. ~ Joe Biden.
Foreign policy is like human relations, only people know less about each other. ~ Joe Biden.
The moral disapprobation of society has an impact on behavior in societies. ~ Joe Biden.
America doesn’t have health insurance. ~ 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.
Nowhere is it written that there must be conflict between the United States and China. ~ Joe Biden.
We must rekindle the fire of idealism in our society. ~ Joe Biden.
Well, I was 29 years old when I came to the United States Senate, and I have learned a lot. ~ 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.
Life is a matter of really tough choices. ~ Joe Biden.
I have ‘Parents’ magazine in my home. ~ 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.
I didn’t play soccer; I played that other football in grade school through college. ~ Joe Biden.
Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable. ~ Joe Biden.
In this world, emotion has become suspect – the accepted style is smooth, antiseptic and passionless. ~ Joe Biden.
Let’s just be smart this time. I’m looking for smart. ~ 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.
I know why we’re strong. I know why we have held together; I know why we are united: it’s because there’s always been a growing middle class. ~ 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.
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.
Well, I thought the deal was, when you went to work for the government you weren’t supposed to make money! ~ Joe Biden.
It’s presumptuous to say you know how somebody feels. ~ Joe Biden.
It is my view that we cannot conduct foreign policy at the extremes. ~ Joe Biden.
We will be judged, you and I, by how we resolve these cascading crises… I believe we will, and write the next great chapter of the American story. ~ Joe Biden.
I’m not big on flak jackets and tie-dyed shirts. You know, that’s not me. ~ Joe Biden.
Popular Joe Biden Quotes
No nation should threaten its neighbors by massing troops along the border. ~ 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.
I consider myself to be as informed on American foreign policy as anyone in America. ~ Joe Biden.
We are America, second to none, and we own the finish line. Don’t forget it. ~ Joe Biden.
Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It’s self-defense. It’s patriotism. ~ Joe Biden.
This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power. ~ 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.
One of the things I’ve never been accused of is not caring about people. ~ Joe Biden.
No nation should stoke instability in its neighbor’s country. ~ Joe Biden.
I have a really close relationship with Mike Bloomberg. ~ Joe Biden.
The predicaments currently facing the nation are historic. Few Americans have found a time more challenging than the time we are in now. ~ 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.
Folks, I can tell you I’ve known eight presidents, three of them intimately. ~ 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 graduated from the University of Delaware with a double major in history and political science. ~ Joe Biden.
The American people have not become heartless. ~ Joe Biden.
It’s overwhelmingly in the self-interest of the United States of America to have a secure, democratic friend, a strategic partner like Israel. ~ Joe Biden.
Joe Biden Funny Quotes
You know, during World War II, Roosevelt came up with the War Production Board. ~ Joe Biden.
Look, John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. ~ Joe Biden.
If John McCain wants to know where the bad guys live, come back with me to Afghanistan. We know where they reside, and it’s not in Iraq. ~ Joe Biden.
I am a gaffe machine. But by God, what a wonderful thing compared to a guy who can’t tell the truth. ~ 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.
Uh, uh, Chuck Graham, state senator, is here. Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see you. Oh, God love you. What am I talking about. ~ Joe Biden.
So these were the 103 top Joe Biden quotes for you to read.