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Bernie Sanders Quotes

Bernard Sanders

Bernie Sanders quotes: the politician’s most popular quotes.

“I believe we can be serious and optimistic. I believe we can recognize the overwhelming odds against us and forge coalitions that overcome the odds.”

“Experience is not the only point, judgment is.”

“It’s better to show up than to give up.”

“Giving up is not an option.”

“We are not going back. We are going forward, not backward.”

“Real change never occurs from the top on down, but always from the bottom on up.”

“It’s easy to apologize for making bad decisions. It’s harder to make the right ones.”

“Difficult times often bring out the best in people.”

“I think we should support entrepreneurship.”

“The problems we face, did not come down from the heavens. They are made, they are made by bad human decisions, and good human decisions can change them.”

“Change comes, even in the face of overwhelming odds. And the recognition of the changes we have already made, of what we have won, inspires us to fight even harder.”

“People want to go to work. They want to be around their family. They want to be with their coworkers. They want to be productive. The pandemic is a weird and painful experience for me, as it is for everybody in America. So we’re all going through this thing together, and we’ve all got to do everything we possibly can to get out of this as quickly as we can and to do everything we can to make sure that this never happens again—that we’re better prepared for a pandemic and we’re better prepared for an economic downturn. That’s it.”

“A job should lift workers out of poverty, not keep them in it.”

“If you work hard and do your part you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead.”

“If we invest in jobs for our kids and do our best to keep them in school, we will end up saving a whole lot of lives and whole lot of money.”

“We don’t want to see our kids and grandchildren be the first generation in the modern history of America to have a lower standard of living than their parents.”

“You want your kids to have an opportunity.”

“Coming from a lower-middle-class family, I will never forget how money or, really, lack of money was always a point of stress in our family. My experience as a child growing up in a family that struggled economically powerfully influenced my values.”

“I happen to respect people who are willing to come under public scrutiny and serve their country.”

“I have spent the better part of my adult life standing up and fighting for working families.”

“I believe in a society where all people do well.”

“My path to victory is to talk about the issues that impact the lives of millions of Americans.”

“We have a right to be very proud of the successes that we have seen.”

“Don’t underestimate me. I represent hope for the future.”

“I am not a great fan of shouting down people or being rude to people.”

“I want to know in this day and age, whether it is possible for any candidate who is not a billionaire or who is not beholden to the billionaire class, to be able to run successful campaigns.”

“I’m not much into speculation.”

“Young people in this country know exactly what they’re doing. They know we need big change, not just small steps.”

“Citizens in a democracy need diverse sources of news and information.”

“We need leadership in this country, which will improve the lives of working families, the children, the elderly, the sick and the poor. We need leadership which brings our people together and makes us stronger.”

“I believe when we stand together when we share the vision that government should work for all of us, there is nothing we can’t accomplish.”

“Our job is not to divide. Our job is to bring people together.”

“It is a challenge that progressives face throughout the country. We lose when we are divided. We win when we are united.”

“Finally, let’s understand that when we stand together, we will always win. When men and women stand together for justice, we win. When black, white and Hispanic people stand together for justice, we win. When we stand together there is nothing, nothing, nothing we cannot accomplish.”

“Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg stated that this government ‘of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.’ That was true then. That is true today.”

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them to do to you. That is the golden rule. Do unto others, what you would have them do to you. That is the golden rule, and it is not very complicated.”

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