Inspirational Quotes from Tim Kaine

By | August 17, 2019

I think life is sacred, whether it’s abortion or the death penalty.

Tim Kaine

We are all neighbors. And we must love neighbors as ourselves.

Tim Kaine

The research clearly demonstrates high-quality early childhood opportunities help children succeed.

Tim Kaine

I just want to serve people. I know it sounds like a simple cliche.

Tim Kaine

My faith teaches that life is sacred. That’s why I personally oppose the death penalty. But I take my oath of office seriously, and I’ll enforce the death penalty… because it’s the law.

Tim Kaine

I have taken the position, which is quite common among Catholics – I have got a personal feeling about abortion, but the right rule for government is to let women make their own decisions.

Tim Kaine

I believe all people, regardless of sexual orientation, should be guaranteed the full rights to the legal benefits and responsibilities of marriage under the Constitution.

Tim Kaine

I deeply believe – and not just as a matter of politics, but even as a matter of morality – that matters about reproduction and intimacy and relationships and contraception are in the personal realm. They’re moral decisions for individuals to make for themselves. And the last thing we need is government intruding into those personal decisions.

Tim Kaine

I have a traditional Catholic personal position, but I am very strongly supportive that women should make these decisions and government shouldn’t intrude. I’m a strong supporter of Roe v. Wade and women being able to make these decisions. In government, we have enough things to worry about.

Tim Kaine

If you want a senator who’ll partner with the president to do what’s best for the nation, I’m your guy.

Tim Kaine

You have got to connect your land use decisions with transportation decisions.

Tim Kaine

The key is grow your talent, attract talent, and then you’ll attract the institutions that want to be around talent – and that, to me, is what we need to do at the national level.

Tim Kaine

As soon as you define what an assault weapon is, you know, you can’t sell a weapon, and here’s how we describe it, gun manufacturers just make one adjustment or two, and they say, ‘See, this isn’t subject to the limitation.’

Tim Kaine

I say we are climbing out of a ditch and we are climbing up.

Tim Kaine

Like a lot of people, I have been a leader in some things, and I’ve been a follower in some things. I know how to work on a team. And most of life, frankly, to get things done you have to get done, you’ve got to work as a team.

Tim Kaine

If women are not accorded equal place in the leadership of the Catholic Church and the other great world religions, they will always be treated as inferiors in earthly matters as well.

Tim Kaine

I would say, people use labels all the time, but I’m kind of a traditional Catholic: Personally, I’m opposed to abortion, and personally, I’m opposed to the death penalty.

Tim Kaine

I will always be a partner with the president of the United States.

Tim Kaine

I’m an introvert on the Myers-Briggs. I’ve got to have time by myself to recharge. My philosophy is sort of that humans are weak, frail, imperfect, and generally kind of bad, but every day I meet somebody who’s good, and that inspires me.

Tim Kaine

I can’t take classified information that I get as a senator and give it to someone with no consequence.

Tim Kaine

Midterm elections for first-term presidents are notoriously difficult.

Tim Kaine

Gay individuals should be able to adopt.

Tim Kaine

As soon as something really bad happens, I guarantee you Congress will act. I absolutely guarantee you Congress will act. But the question is, should we wait for that?

Tim Kaine

When you want to know something about the character of somebody in public life, look to see if they have a passion that began long before they were in office and that they have consistently held it throughout their career.

Tim Kaine

I was a hard-times governor. I had to steer my state through the deepest recession since the 1930s. But hey, tough times don’t last and tough people do. And can I tell you that Virginians are tough people? We are tough people.

Tim Kaine

But people ought to be proud to be Democrats right now. You know, we’re a happy warrior party. And this Congress has every reason to be very, very proud of the heavy lifting that they have done.

Tim Kaine

If faith is your motivation, share that.

Tim Kaine

I was a brand new senator in 2013. And the idiocy of Congress was to shut the government down for two weeks in October. And coming out of that, the pressure was put on the budget chair, Paul Ryan’s shoulders and Patty Murray. Conservative Wisconsin Republican, progressive Washington Democrat, come up with a budget deal.

Tim Kaine

During a time of war, we ask our troops to give their best even to the point of sacrificing their own lives. When compared against that, how much of a sacrifice is it for a president to engage in a possibly contentious debate with Congress about whether military action is a good idea?

Tim Kaine

I think if you run away from who you are, that you’re a Democrat and you’re proud to be a Democrat, it’s foolish. And the reason it’s foolish is you’ve got a lot to be proud of.

Tim Kaine

When people are left out, we’re naturally going to focus on that, if it’s 47 million people who don’t have health insurance, if it’s 23,000 people who die every year because they lack access to health care for something that’s easily treatable.

Tim Kaine

It seemed to me to be entirely un-kosher, if that’s a word, to try to put a debate about war right in front of the midterm to try to affect the midterm outcomes.

Tim Kaine

If we are going to be serious about enforcing the law, we have to have a background record check system to make sure that people don’t get weapons who shouldn’t.

Tim Kaine

Over 17 years, I took on banks, landlords, real estate firms, local governments, anybody who treated anybody unfairly.

Tim Kaine

Authenticity is key.

Tim Kaine

I think the reason that drones have become so controversial is because they’re used in Pakistan; they’re used in Yemen; they’ve been used in all kinds of places.

Tim Kaine

I want to make sure that Hillary Clinton is the next president of the United States because we need Secretary Clinton’s focus on making sure that we build an America where our values of inclusion and opportunity for everyone are the values that bring us together.

Tim Kaine

You don’t ask people to sacrifice their lives until the nation has debated and committed to the mission. It’s immoral.

Tim Kaine

In politics, you’ve got to have a fallback in our line of work because your career can be over in an instant. Not that I would make much money playing a harmonica.

Tim Kaine

Race to race, the Republicans are putting up candidates that are quite far out of the mainstream in terms of should we have passed the Civil Rights Act or does Social Security need to exist.

Tim Kaine

No couples in Virginia can adopt other than a married couple – that’s the right policy.

Tim Kaine

I’m not going to be anybody’s punching bag.

Tim Kaine

One of the things we wrestle with nationally is, ‘If we want the economy to be strong, what should we do?’ Why not learn some lessons from Virginia?

Tim Kaine

The best way to deal with the deficit is through economic growth.

Tim Kaine

I’m an optimist.

Tim Kaine

I’m not going to give a courtesy gift to a person who’s going to win, and I’m not going to give a sympathy gift to a person who’s going to lose.

Tim Kaine

You see Democrats who will demonize business. I don’t do that. You see Republicans who demonize labor. I don’t do that.

Tim Kaine

The American economy has always been the innovator in the world, and we’re starting to see some tremendous increases in innovation, especially in the clean energy sector.

Tim Kaine

My sense is that economic anxiety means electoral volatility.

Tim Kaine

When I talk to people outside the beltway, I don’t think people are that divided.

Tim Kaine

People will pay a price for putting political obstruction over progress in a time that is so critical and urgent.

Tim Kaine

My sense is, as governor I’ve gotten a lot of stuff done.

Tim Kaine

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