“Keep the faith,” since hope has been restored to America once and for all!
The recent US election was one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the year, and in a year like 2020, that’s saying a lot.
But hey, thanks to Joe Biden’s presidential victory, most of us can properly breathe again!
So, in honour of his big win, we’ve gathered a collection of Joe Biden’s best quotes over the years (throughout his speeches, interviews, books here and here, and tweets). We hope these can serve as a great resource for you when curating Joe Biden captions and articles!
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Inspirational Joe Biden Quotes
Looking for a Biden quote that will inspire? Here are some of Joe Biden’s most memorable and inspirational quotes from throughout his political career.
“I pledge to be a President who seeks not to divide, but to unify. Who doesn’t see Red and Blue states, but a United States. And who will work with all my heart to win the confidence of the whole people.”
“With full hearts and steady hands, with faith in America and in each other, with a love of country — and a thirst for justice — let us be the nation that we know we can be.”
“Life is a matter of really tough choices.”
“Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.”
“The greatest gift is the ability to forget – to forget the bad things and focus on the good.”
“True bravery is when there is very little chance of winning, but you keep fighting.”
“So how do I want to spend the rest of my life? I want to spend as much time as I can with my family, and I want to help change the country and the world for the better. That duty does much more than give me purpose; it gives me something to hope for. It makes me nostalgic for the future.”
“My own father had always said the measure of a man wasn’t how many times or how hard he got knocked down, but how fast he got back up. I made a pledge to myself that I would get up and emerge from this debacle better for having gone through it. I would live up to the expectation I had for myself. I would be the kind of man I wanted to be.”
“Fear never builds the future, but hope does.”
Joe Biden Quotes About the Decency of Humankind
Joe Biden has stressed multiple times that it doesn’t take much to be kind and be a decent human in the world (regardless of location). Here are a few of his notable quotes that drive home this point fantastically.
“So I try to be mindful, at all times, of what a difference a small human gesture can make to people in need. What does it really cost to take a moment to look someone in the eye, to give him a hug, to let her know, ‘I get it. You’re not alone,’?”
“And if the problem is fear, the answer is knowledge. Each side has to be willing to try to understand the concerns of the other.”
“We must have public officials who will stand up and tell the people exactly what they think… Our failure in recent years has not been the failure of the people to meet the challenges placed before them, but rather the failure of both our great political parties to place those challenges honestly and courageously before the people, and to trust the willingness of the people to do the things that really need to be done.”
“I do not have absolute faith in the judgment and wisdom of the American people. We’re all human, and we can all be misled. When leaders don’t level with citizens, we can’t expect them to make good judgments. But I do have absolute faith in the heart of the American people. The greatest resource in this country is the grit, the resolve, the courage, the basic decency, and the stubborn pride of its citizens.”
Joe Biden Quotes About Equality
The Pledge of Allegiance mentions “liberty and justice for all,” and Joe Biden has been vocal about his stance on equal rights for everyone in the nation. Here are a few quotes that showcase the importance of equality for all:
“The Supreme Court has confirmed the simple but profoundly American idea that every human being should be treated with respect and dignity. That everyone should be able to live openly, proudly, as their true selves, without fear.”
“I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don’t see much of a distinction beyond that.”
“One of the most powerful voices we hear in the country today is from our young people. They’re speaking to the inequality and injustice that has grown up in America. Economic injustice. Racial injustice. Environmental injustice. I hear their voices and if you listen, you can hear them, too.”
Notable Joe Biden Quotes From Speeches
The following quotes are all excerpts from Joe Biden’s victory speech as U.S. President-elect on November 7, 2020. May his words fill you with hope as the road ahead begins to refuel “American dreams.”
“America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me.”
“We have won with the most votes ever cast for a presidential ticket in the history of this nation — 74 million.
I am humbled by the trust and confidence you have placed in me.
I pledge to be a President who seeks not to divide, but to unify.
Who doesn’t see Red and Blue states, but a United States.
And who will work with all my heart to win the confidence of the whole people.
For that is what America is about: The people.
And that is what our Administration will be about.
I sought this office to restore the soul of America.
To rebuild the backbone of the nation — the middle class.
To make America respected around the world again and to unite us here at home.
It is the honor of my lifetime that so many millions of Americans have voted for this vision.
And now the work of making this vision real is the task of our time.”
“It’s time to put away the harsh rhetoric.
To lower the temperature.
To see each other again.
To listen to each other again.
To make progress, we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy.
We are not enemies. We are Americans.
The Bible tells us that to everything there is a season — a time to build, a time to reap, a time to sow. And a time to heal.
This is the time to heal in America.”
“Now, together — on eagle’s wings — we embark on the work that God and history have called upon us to do.
With full hearts and steady hands, with faith in America and in each other, with a love of country — and a thirst for justice — let us be the nation that we know we can be.
A nation united.
A nation strengthened.
A nation healed.
The United States of America.
God bless you.
And may God protect our troops.”
We hope you enjoyed our roundup of Joe Biden quotes!
Let us know in the comments if we left out any quotes from Joe Biden that inspire you.