Bernie Sanders, aged 77 is an American politician who’s had a relatively successful political career. He’s served as Congressman for Vermont from 1991-2007 and also as the junior United States Senator for Vermont.
Sanders is the longest serving independent in the United States Congressional history. After unsuccessfully running for president in 2015, Sanders has once again launched a presidential campaign in 2019 under the Democrat party.
Although Sanders ventured into acting in the past, he’s always kept his focus majorly on politics.
Sanders is presently married to Jane O’Meara Driscoll and has four children, of which only one – Levi Sanders – is biologically his. The rest are his step children. He also has seven grand children.
Throughout his life, Sanders has put together some scintillating quotes. Below are the best 48 of them.
I think what the American people are saying is enough is enough. This country, this great country, belongs to all of us. It cannot continue to be controlled by a handful of billionaires who apparently want it all.
It costs a hell of a lot more money to put somebody in jail than send them to the University of Virginia.
We need a very progressive and strong agenda to bring people into the political process because I worry very much about the future of the American democracy where so many people are giving up.
It’s time to make our government work for all of us… and not just the 1%.
Brothers and sisters: Now is not the time for thinking small, now is not the time for the same-old, same-old establishment politics and stale inside-the-Beltway ideas.
What kind of nation are we when we give tax breaks to billionaires, but we can’t take care of the elderly and the children.
The United States must join the rest of the industrialized world, guarantee health care to all people as a right.
The point is change can come about, but it only comes about when millions of people are actively involved in political struggle, the billionaires may have the money, but we have the people.
We need to change the power structure in America, we need to end the political oligarchy.
An America where every person, no matter their race, their disability or their sexual orientation realizes the full promise of equality that is our birthright as Americans.
Today, the top one-tenth of 1% owns nearly as much wealth as the bottom 90%. The economic game is rigged, and this level of inequality is unsustainable. We need an economy that works for all, not just the powerful.
Americans’ right to free speech should not be proportionate to their bank accounts.
The only way change happens is when people become more significantly involved in the political process.
It’s better to show up than to give up.
What my campaign is about is a political revolution – millions of people standing up and saying, enough is enough. Our government belongs to all of us, and not just the hand full of billionaires.
Finally, lets 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.
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.
Real change never occurs from the top on down, [but] always from the bottom on up.
A nation will not survive morally or economically when so few have so much and so many have so little.
You go to your public library, or you call your fire department or police department, what do you think you are calling? These are socialist institutions.
To me, democratic socialism means democracy. It means creating a government that represents all of us, not just the wealthiest people in the country.
I think there are a lot of people who, when they hear the word ‘socialist,’ get very, very nervous.
I’m not that much of a Socialist compared to Eisenhower.
It used to be that I was known as ‘the longest-serving independent in the history of the United States Congress,’ which is true. Now I’m a ‘self-professed democratic socialist.’ Things change when you run for president.
Bill Clinton is a moderate Democrat. I’m a democratic socialist.
I certainly did not know what the word ‘socialism’ meant growing up, because I was brought up in a very nonpolitical family. My brother was somewhat active, but my parents were not.
Democratic socialism means, that in a democratic, civilized society, the wealthiest people and the largest corporations must pay their fair share of taxes.
Social Security, which transformed life for the elderly in this country, was ‘socialist.’ The concept of the ‘minimum wage’ was seen as a radical intrusion into the marketplace and was described as ‘socialist.’
Democratic socialism means that we must create an economy that works for all, not just the very wealthy.
Hillary Clinton will nominate justices to the Supreme Court who are prepared to overturn Citizens United and end the movement toward oligarchy that we are seeing in this country.
We have got to defeat Donald Trump, and we have got to elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.
It is no secret that Hillary Clinton and I disagree on a number of issues.
Our job is to do two things – to defeat Donald Trump and to elect Hillary Clinton. It is easy to boo, but it is harder to look your kids in the face if we are living under a Trump presidency.
Any objective observer will conclude that – based on her ideas and her leadership – Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States.
Hillary Clinton will nominate justices to the Supreme Court who are prepared to overturn Citizens United!
Together, together, my friends, we have begun a political revolution to transform America, and that revolution, our revolution, continues!
Let me thank the 2 1/2 million Americans who helped fund our campaign with an unprecedented 8 million individual campaign contributions. Anyone know what that average contribution was? That’s right, $27.
But what I intend to do, the day after Hillary Clinton is elected president of the United States, is to do everything I can to make sure she goes forward as progressively as she can.
Clinton understands that in a competitive global economy we need the best-educated workforce in the world. She and I worked together on a proposal that will revolutionize higher education in America.
We have over 13 million people who supported my candidacy. And I have no doubt that there are some of those people who will not vote for Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton wants to see that all Americans have the right to choose a public option in their health care exchange.
Hillary Clinton understands that a president’s job is to worry about future generations, not the short-term profits of the fossil fuel industry.
Why, over her political career has Wall Street been a major – the major campaign contributor to Hillary Clinton? You know, maybe they’re dumb and they don’t know what they’re going to get, but I don’t think so.
It is time for Congress to save the Postal Service, not dismantle it.