39 Inspirational Joe Biden Quotes That Are Powerful

Joe Biden is an American politician who served as the 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

Biden represented Delaware in the United States Senate in his early career and was later elected to two terms in the United States House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and 2008 but was chosen as running mate by Barack Obama in 2008 and then won a narrow victory over Republican nominee John McCain.

As Vice President, Biden played a significant role in shaping U.S. domestic and foreign policy during Obama’s first term and chaired the National Economic Council from 2009 to 2011. He advocated for increased American engagement in international affairs and national security issues following global concerns about terrorism, with particular attention to countering violent extremism.

Here are his most inspirational quotes that will give you the courage to work hard for your goals.

39 Inspirational Joe Biden Quotes That Are Powerful

1. “Every single morning since I’ve been 27 years old, I’ve got up and someone’s handed me a card like the one I have in my pocket with the schedule on it, of all the things I’m gonna do. I don’t know what to do if I didn’t have that card.” ~ Joe Biden

2. “There’s no political point worth my son’s life.” ~ Joe Biden

3. “One of the things I’ve never been accused of is not caring about people.” ~ Joe Biden

4. “The American people are so much stronger, so much more resolved than any enemy can fully understand.” ~ Joe Biden

5. “Innovation can only occur where you can breathe free.” ~ Joe Biden

6. “The greatest gift is the ability to forget – to forget the bad things and focus on the good.” ~ Joe Biden

7. “The only way I survived, the only way I got through it, was by staying busy and keeping my mind, when it can be, focused on my job.” ~ Joe Biden

8. “Let’s just be smart this time. I’m looking for smart.” ~ Joe Biden

9. “My dad always said, Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.” ~ Joe Biden

10. “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

11. “I never had an interest in being a mayor ’cause that’s a real job. You have to produce. That’s why I was able to be a senator for 36 years.” ~ Joe Biden

12. “My dad used to have an expression – It is the lucky person who gets up in the morning, puts both feet on the floor, knows what they are about to do, and thinks it still matters.” ~ Joe Biden

13. “Reality has a way of intruding. Reality eventually intrudes on everything.” ~ Joe Biden

14. “The moral disapprobation of society has an impact on behavior in societies.” ~ Joe Biden

15. “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

16. “You’ve got to reach a hand of friendship across the aisle and across philosophies in this country.” ~ Joe Biden

17. “We must rekindle the fire of idealism in our society.” ~ Joe Biden

18. “Our future cannot depend on the government alone. The ultimate solutions lie in the attitudes and the actions of the American people.” ~ Joe Biden

19. “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

20. “I don’t say very much I don’t really think through. I know that sounds inconsistent with Joe Biden.” ~ Joe Biden

21. “No matter how you cut it, this real debate on personal accounts is about the legitimacy of Social Security; it’s not about the solvency of Social Security.” ~ Joe Biden

22. “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.” ~ Joe Biden

23. “I have an expression I use as I’ve gone around the world through my career: ‘You never tell another man or woman what’s in their interest. They know their interest better than you know their interest.’” Joe Biden

24. “The effects of climate change are real and must be acted on.” ~ Joe Biden

25. “My father used to have an expression. He’d say, Joey, a job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It’s about your dignity. It’s about respect. It’s about your place in your community.” ~ Joe Biden

26. “Well, I was 29 years old when I came to the United States Senate, and I have learned a lot.” ~ Joe Biden

27. “The effects of climate change are real and must be acted on.” ~ Joe Biden21. “You’ve got to reach a hand of friendship across the aisle and across philosophies in this country.” ~ Joe Biden

28. “I have never left another senator out to dry. Never.” ~ Joe Biden

29. “I know I’m not supposed to like muscle cars, but I like muscle cars.” ~ Joe Biden

30. “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

31. “In my heart, I’m confident I could make a good president.” ~ Joe Biden

32. “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

33. “Let me tell you what I literally told every world leader I’ve met with, and I’ve met them all: It’s never, never, never been a good bet to bet against America. We have the finest fighting force in the world.” ~ Joe Biden

34. “No fundamental social change occurs merely because government acts. It’s because civil society, the conscience of a country, begins to rise up and demand – demand – demand change.” ~ Joe Biden

35. “Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.” ~ Joe Biden

36. “But by focusing on my sons, I found my redemption. … The incredible bond I have with my children is the gift I’m not sure I would have had, had I not been through what I went through.” ~ Joe Biden

37. “Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.” ~ Joe Biden

38. “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.” ~ Joe Biden

39. “Life is a matter of really tough choices.” ~ Joe Biden

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