"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."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Joe Biden on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Joe Biden on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Joe Biden on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Joe Biden on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Joe Biden on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Our future cannot depend on the government alone. The ultimate solutions lie in the attitudes and the actions of the American people."
"We're going to be OK because of the American people. They have more grit, determination and courage than you can imagine."
"My dad always said, 'Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.'"
"This is absolutely bizarre that we continue to subsidize highways beyond the gasoline tax, airlines, and we don't subsidize, we don't want to subsidize a national rail system that has environmental impact."
"Look, freedom is an overwhelming American notion. The idea that we want to see the world, the peoples of the world free is something that all of us subscribe to."