"We must rekindle the fire of idealism in our society."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Joe Biden on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Joe Biden on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Joe Biden on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Joe Biden on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."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."