You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.

— Joe Biden

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A lucky person gets up in the morning, puts both feet on the floor, knows what they're about to do and thinks it still matters.

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Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.

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America's leaders have to find a way to work together, rise to the challenge, and come up with solutions as bold and visionary as the people of this nation.

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If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there's still a 30% chance we're going to get it wrong.

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Obama and Biden want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars. Guess what? Yes we do.

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No Ordinary American Cares About Their Constitutional Rights

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If you do politics the right way, I believe, you can actually make people's lives better. And integrity is the minimum ante to get into the game.

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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.

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Transgender discrimination is the civil rights issue of our time

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There will come a day, I promise you, when the thought of your son, or daughter, or your wife or your husband, brings a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eye. It will happen. My prayer for you is that day will come sooner than later.

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Look, guys, no matter what a girl does, no matter how she's dressed, no matter how much she's had to drink, it's never, never, never, never, never OK to touch her without her consent. This doesn't make you a man. It makes you a coward.

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I believe the measure of a man isn't just the road he's traveled;

it's the choices he's made along the way.

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About Joe Biden

Quotes 290 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Vice President
Birthday October 16

When violence against women is no longer societally accepted, no longer kept secret; when everyone understands that even one case is too many. That's when it will change.

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Stop talking about how you care about people.

Show me something. Show me a policy. Show me a policy where you take responsibility.

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I did not grope the wife of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter or the daughter of Sen. Christopher Coons. I don't put drugs in drinks or give drinks to underage females. And all those photos about me inappropriately touching girls, they are blown-up.

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I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man.

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I am a Catholic. I can't say that without pointing out that I oppose abortion with all my heart and soul. Bill Clinton wanted them safe and rare. Barack Obama is heartsick that so many people he knows have had abortions. But we're all pro-choice and believe in reproductive freedom and oppose the Republicans' War on Women.

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Well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.

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In presidential campaign I released a 65-page file from the Syracuse University College of Law that showed poor grades, back in college, also. If I were plagiarizing consistently, my grades would have been better.

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The White House isn't the place to learn how to deal with international crisis, the balance of power, war and peace, and the economic future of the next generation.

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We take care of those who are grieving, and when that's finished, they should know: We will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice. Because hell is where they will reside. Hell is where they will reside.

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This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power.

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I worked at an all-black swimming pool in the east side of Wilmington, I was involved in what the Negroes, I mean, blacks were thinking, what they were feeling.

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My mother believed and my father believed that if I wanted to be president of the United States, I could be, I could be Vice President!

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There is a middle class in America for only one reason: organized labor.

If not for organized labor, where would you find a job where you had some sense that you had a shot of leaving behind something better than you inherited?.

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I am very optimistic about - about Iraq.

I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.

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The next person that tells me I'm not religious, I'm going to shove my rosary beads up their ass.

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We have a Bill of Rights, we have trial by jury.

We have a notion that you are - you're innocent until you're proven guilty. We have all these things.

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Barack and I see a future... where no one, no one is forced to live in the shadows of intolerance.

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Now, people when I say that look at me and say, 'What are you talking about, Joe? You're telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?'. The answer is yes, that's what I'm telling you.

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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.

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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.

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Thus, in setting an American agenda for a New World Order, we must begin with a profound alteration in traditional thought.

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Banning guns is an idea whose time has come.

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I once said, "You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent." When Bobby Jindal entered the Republican campaign, my comment should have been covered again, more prominently. I mean, Jindal is not Native American, he's a real Indian.

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I am a Zionist. You don't have to be a Jew to be a Zionist.

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It's easy being vice president - you don't have to do anything.

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There's never been A day in the last four years I've been proud to be his Vice President. Not a single day.

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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.

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His mom lived in Long Island for ten years or so.

God rest her soul. And, although, she's... wait... your mom's still... your mom's still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul.

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In the middle of a recession, where we're just climbing out of it, where the economy -unemployment is still at 9.7 percent, the idea of raising taxes and reducing spending is a prescription for disaster.

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How I learned to love the New World Order.

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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.

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No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama's plan will see one single penny of their tax raised, whether it's their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax.

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The one place that David is equal to Goliath is in the Supreme Court.

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It's why we oppose Citizens United from that right-wing Supreme Court.

In 2012, I also said the Tea Party "acted like terrorists" and called a donut shop manager in Milwaukee who wanted lower taxes a "smartass." And I said the number one issue is a three-letter word, J-O-B-S." I'm proud of who I am.

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Guess what, the cheerleaders in college are the best athletes in college.

You think, I'm joking, they're almost all gymnasts, the stuff they do on hard wood, it blows my mind.

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It should be heart-breaking to every American that we have a frontrunner in the presidential race that suggests there will be a religious test for anybody who wishes to come to our shores.

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The art of living is simply getting up after you've been knocked down.

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