41 Elizabeth Warren Quotes on Poverty, Education and Fairness

Elizabeth Warren Quotes

Straight-talking and straight to the point, these Elizabeth Warren quotes don’t beat around the bush. The perfect food for thought if you’re wondering why poverty exists, or if a class system is, indeed, a thing, these words will open your eyes to some truths that will help you to make a difference in today’s society.

Refreshingly honest and at ease with painting a picture of America as it is, rather than how the voters want to see it, Elizabeth Warren is a favorite politician among the younger generations. The first member of her family to graduate from college, she earned her law degree from Rutgers University and went on to campaign in the presidential elections in 2019 against Donald Trump, but dropped out of the race in March 2020.

While her bid for presidency ended, her efforts did not, and she drove home an important message – that student debt, impossible medical bills, and the spiralling costs of childcare were not an inevitability, but the product of a government that puts the common good last. However, she didn’t just show the people that poverty and bankruptcy were caused by a corrupt government, but she also proposed a way out of these situations by imposing, for example, a multi-millionaire tax on those households who could boast in excess of $50 million.

Elizabeth Warren Quotes

“People feel like the system is rigged against them, and here is the painful part, they’re right. The system is rigged.” – Elizabeth Warren

“Consumers get used to reading and understanding their credit card contracts, their mortgages, their check overdraft agreements, those are good things. That puts power back in the hands of consumers.” – Elizabeth Warren

“We can’t go out and tell ourselves we’ve done good if we haven’t.” – Elizabeth Warren

“The poor pay more, and that’s one of the reasons people get trapped at the bottom of the economic ladder.” – Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren Quotes

“Going to college and finding a good job no longer guarantee economic safety.” – Elizabeth Warren

“America’s middle class is getting hammered, and Washington is rigged to work for the big guy.” – Elizabeth Warren

“America had been a boom-and-bust economy going into the Great Depression – just over and over and over, fortunes were wiped out, ordinary families were crushed under it.” – Elizabeth Warren

“I know what I am in Washington to do: I’m here to fight for hardworking families.” – Elizabeth Warren

“And that’s how we build the economy of the future. An economy with more jobs and less debt, we root it in fairness. We grow it with opportunity. And we build it together.” – Elizabeth Warren

“When she was 16, my grandmother, Hannie Reed, drove a wagon in the Oklahoma land rush.” – Elizabeth Warren

“What we collectively decide about how to bail out our economy, how to pull our economy out of a ditch and what rules we put in place to make sure this problem does not happen again, will shape our country for the next 50 years. This is it.” – Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren Quotes

“We shouldn’t be profiting from our students who are drowning in debt while giving a great deal to the banks. That’s just wrong.” – Elizabeth Warren

“Americans are fighters. We’re tough, resourceful and creative, and if we have the chance to fight on a level playing field, where everyone pays a fair share and everyone has a real shot, then no one – no one can stop us.” – Elizabeth Warren

“Too often, people get jobs based on who they know – not what they know.” – Elizabeth Warren

“People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die. And that matters.” – Elizabeth Warren

“Unfair servicing practices can worsen a family’s already difficult economic situation, and the injury echoes from the family to the community and ultimately throughout the economy.” – Elizabeth Warren

“When billionaire car dealers or manufacturers pay for ambassadorships, at least they pay with money earned by selling something of value.” – Elizabeth Warren

“I think a lot of Americans are not sure which side Washington is on: the side of banks or the side of the people.” – Elizabeth Warren

“Bankruptcy exposes the economic vulnerability and insecurity of middle class women.” – Elizabeth Warren

“I graduated law school nine months pregnant and didn’t take a job.” – Elizabeth Warren

“How do you think we build a future? I think we build it by investing in our kids and investing in education.” – Elizabeth Warren

“I’m willing to throw my body in front of the bus to stop bad ideas.” – Elizabeth Warren

“You can’t predict it all. People will tell you to plan things out as best you can. They will tell you to focus. They will tell you to follow your dreams. They will all be right.” – Elizabeth Warren

“Growing up, my mother and grandparents often talked about our family’s Native American heritage. As a kid, I never thought to ask them for documentation – what kid would?” – Elizabeth Warren

“Groupthink can become a serious issue – old ideas stay around after they’re useful, and new ideas too often don’t get a fair hearing.” – Elizabeth Warren

“We’re Americans. We celebrate success. We just don’t want the game to be rigged.” – Elizabeth Warren

“The word’s out: I’m a woman, and I’m going to have trouble backing off on that. I am what I am. I’ll go out and talk to people about what’s happening to their families, and when I do that, I’m a mother. I’m a grandmother.” – Elizabeth Warren

“There’s been such a sense that there’s one set of rules for trillion-dollar financial institutions and a different set for all the rest of us. It’s so pervasive that it’s not even hidden.” – Elizabeth Warren

“Even families with health insurance are quite vulnerable to a severe economic reversal if someone gets sick.” – Elizabeth Warren

“What I’ve learned is that real change is very, very hard. But I’ve also learned that change is possible – if you fight for it.” – Elizabeth Warren

“We need a new model: If you can’t explain it, you can’t sell it.” – Elizabeth Warren

“The over-representation of Wall Street banks in senior government positions sends a bad message. It tells people that one – and only one – point of view will dominate economic policymaking.” – Elizabeth Warren

“Me, I was waiting tables of 13 and married at 19. I graduated from public schools, and taught elementary school.” – Elizabeth Warren

“I don’t want happy-face conclusions. I want the truth.” – Elizabeth Warren

“I learned early on what debt means, how vulnerable it makes people, what the security of owning a home means.” – Elizabeth Warren

“Credit cards are like snakes: Handle ’em long enough, and one will bite you.” – Elizabeth Warren

“It is critical that the American people, and not just their financial institutions, be represented at the negotiating table.” – Elizabeth Warren

“Part of my job is to make sense of all that I hear, and to retell it in a forceful way so that the decision-makers at Treasury can hear it. At least that’s how I see it.” – Elizabeth Warren

“A good education is a foundation for a better future.” – Elizabeth Warren

“I had to make a choice – recede into the academic world, or wade into politics.” – Elizabeth Warren

“Like a lot of you, I grew up in a family on the ragged edges of the middle class. My daddy sold carpeting and ended up as a maintenance man. After he had a heart attack, my mom worked the phones at Sears so we could hang on to our house.” – Elizabeth Warren


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