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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.

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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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