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14 Of Joe Biden’s Most Memorable Quotes On Fatherhood & Family

The 46th President of the United States has always been a proud family man.

Delaware can always get another senator, but the kids can’t get another father.

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The incredible bond I have with my children is the gift I’m not sure I would have had, had I not been through what I went through. But by focusing on my sons, I found my redemption.

Beau should be the one running for president, not me. Every morning I get up Joe, not a joke, and I think to myself, 'Is he proud of me?'

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But looking back on it, the truth be told, the real reason I went home every night was that I needed my children more than they needed me.

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My son, like a lot of people at home, had a drug problem. He's overtaking it. He's fixed it. He's worked on it. And I'm proud of him. I'm proud of my son.

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How do I want to spend the rest of my life? I want to spend as much time with my family, and I want to help change the country and the world for the better.

Beau and Hunt and I, there was like a steel band that ran through our chests connecting us.

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My son [Beau] was in Iraq. He spent a year there. He got the Bronze Star. He got the Conspicuous Service medal. He was not a loser. He was a patriot, and the people left behind there were heroes.

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I would not be here without the love and tireless support of Jill, Hunter, Ashley, all of our grandchildren and their spouses, and all our family. They are my heart.


Except for the title 'father,' there is no title, including vice president, that I am more proud to wear than that of a senator of the United States.

My dad always said, 'Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.'

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I was raised by a tough, compassionate Irish lady ... she taught all of her children that, but for the grace of God, there go you — but for the grace of God, there go you. And a father who lived his motto that, family was the beginning, the middle, and the end.

She put us back together. She gave me back my life. She gave us back a family.

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My dad's definition of success is when you look at your son and daughter and realize they turned out better than you, and they did.

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