"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."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Joe Biden on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Joe Biden on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Joe Biden on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Joe Biden on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Joe Biden on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."