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Peter Buttigieg is an American politician who served as the 32nd Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, from 2012 to 2021.

He has served as an intelligence officer in the US Navy. He is currently serving as the Secretary of Transportation in the USA.

Pete Buttigieg has been acclaimed by many, including former US President Obama, to be the future of the Democrats. He is openly gay and is very vocal in his support for the LGBQT+ community. While his political career started back in 2012, he ran as a candidate in the 2020 Presidential election, although he opted out as a candidate in March 2020.

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Best Pete Buttigieg Quotes

Here is a list of some of the most recognized Pete Buttigieg quotes.

1.  "Politics is in my bones. I grew up hearing my parents hollering at the TV."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

2.  "I am a Democrat because I believe in protecting freedom, fairness, families, and the future."

- Pete Buttigieg.

3. "We have to recognize that the China challenge is a serious one... China is using technology for the perfection of dictatorship."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

4.  "I am not skilled enough or energetic enough to craft a persona. I just have to be who I am and hope people like it."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

5. "I just feel more comfortable with my sleeves rolled up."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

6.  "We have to provide food and shelter for the homeless, and oppose racial discrimination and promote civil rights, while also promoting equal rights for women. "

-  Pete Buttigieg.

7.  "We have to encourage a return to traditional moral values... promote general social concern, and less materialism in young people."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

8.  "A lot of folks were telling me I was the future while I was really trying to concentrate on the present... which was a nice way of saying, ‘I’m not going to vote for you.’"

-  Pete Buttigieg.

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9.  "The Electoral College needs to go, because it's made our society less and less democratic."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

10.  "My marriage to Chasten has made me a better man."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

11.  "I was in high school when the Columbine shooting happened. And I remember everybody in Washington saying, ‘Never again’ ... and then a second school shooting generation has now been produced. Shame on us if we allow there to be a third."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

12.  "The world is changing, but it is not changing on its own."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

13. "We can't look for greatness in the past."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

14. "Being gay isn't something you choose, but you do face choices about whether and how to discuss it."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

15. "Military service used to be something that we had in common. It’s where people like a young John F Kennedy would meet farm kids and would work side by side with African Americans, maybe for the first time in their lives. "

-  Pete Buttigieg.

16. "When people are economically or socially dislocated, they are always more vulnerable to being radicalized."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

Interesting Pete Buttigieg Quotes

Here are Pete Buttigieg quotes including Pete Buttigieg quotes on religion and general opinions.

17. "So much of what Christ's teachings are about have to do with the way that we take care of the least among us."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

18.  "Candidates have discovered that is easier to be elected by not offending anyone rather than by impressing the voters."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

19. "Most Democrats shy away from the word 'liberal' like a horrid accusation."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

20. "The economic equivalent of a tornado did go through town. "

-  Pete Buttigieg.

21.  "Mayors love lists when they say something good about their city and hate them when they don't."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

22. "Tunisians are very friendly."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

23. "My surname, Buttigieg, is very common in my father's country of origin, the tiny island of Malta, and nowhere else."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

24. "Donald Trump got elected because... he pointed out the huge troubles in our economy and our democracy."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

25. "But for others, work can only be meaningful if its fundamental purpose is in things that would matter even if no one would pay you to care about them."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

26.  "It is easier to be cruel, or unfair, to people in groups and in the abstract; harder to do so toward a specific person in your midst"

-  Pete Buttigieg.

Pete Buttigieg Inspirational Quotes

Buttigieg quotes which will leave a mark on you.

Here is a list of some inspiring quotes by the young Democrat.

27.  "I was well into adulthood before I was prepared to acknowledge the simple fact that I am gay."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

28. "Presidents going live from the Oval Office have used that platform to inform the American public, and also to do one of the most important parts of their job: to inspire the best in us."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

29.  “In the mirror, I make eye contact with an unshaven, bleary-eyed man in his mid-thirties, looking harmless but not thrilled to see me at this hour.”

-  Pete Buttigieg.

30.  "I think there's an opportunity hopefully for religion to be not so much used as a cudgel but invoked as a way of calling us to higher values."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

31.  "The first news event I understood as a small child was the loss of the space shuttle Challenger"

-  Pete Buttigieg.

32.  "Building a wall won't solve our border security challenges."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

33.  "On one hand, the right wing is replete with personalities who undermine everything they profess to stand for. Across the aisle, members of a Democratic party, aghast at the hypocrisy of their counterparts’ personalities, seem themselves reluctant to demonstrate any personality at all."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

34.  "As the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, I see on a daily basis the impact of politics and policy on my family, neighbors, friends, and residents."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

35. "There's this romantic idea that's built up around war. But the pragmatic view is there are tons of people of my generation who have lost their lives, lost their marriages, or lost their health as a consequence of being sent to wars which could have been avoided."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

Famous Quotes By Pete Buttigieg

Here is a list of Pete Buttigieg quotes that are incredibly famous.

36.  "As a consultant at McKinsey, I learned the value of data and the ability to shape that information into an answer."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

37.  "My name is Pete Buttigieg. They call me Mayor Pete. I am a proud son of South Bend, Indiana, and I am running for President of the United States."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

38.  "The Constitution is a living document because the English language is a living language. And you need to have some readiness to understand that in order to serve on the court in a way that will actually make life better."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

39.  "We've never been a party to obstruct for obstruction sake."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

40. “An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered...”

-  Pete Buttigieg.

41.  "I'm proud of who I am. I am proud of my husband and our marriage."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

42.  "Because reading is a way of putting yourself in someone else's experience, especially reading fiction."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

43.  "When you become a citizen, you are an American and questioning somebody's Americanness because they disagree with you - is about one of the most un-American things I can think of."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

44.  "Systemic racism is something that diminishes all of us. Of course its worst effects are for its victims, but our entire country is held back through the inequality and the mistrust that it creates."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

45.  “To love a country, as to love a person, is to love a flawed and exquisite creation, to see what is best in it, to be angry when it is not what it could be, precisely because you have seen glimmers of its greatness.”

-  Pete Buttigieg.

Pete Buttigieg Quotes From Debate

These quotes are snippets from his various interviews and debates.

46. "I don't have to go on a tour to find out what's happening in middle America. I just go to Target."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

47.  "I think people in our party tie themselves up in pretzels trying to be more electable."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

48. "The truth is our election system is flawed. But it will only be improved if we trust it enough to use it to elect people committed to fixing it."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

49.  "Things are changing tectonically in our country, and we can't just keep doing what we've been doing."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

50.  "You could be a senior senator and have never managed more than a hundred people in your life."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

51. "If our first response toward anyone who struggles to get onto the right side of history is to denounce him as a bigot, we will force him into a defensive crouch -- or into the arms of the extreme right."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

52.  "Being the mayor of your hometown is the best job in America, partly because it's relatively nonpartisan - we focus on results, not ideology."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

53.  "I have not reached a considered position on the question of court-packing. Although I don't think we should be laughing at it."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

54.  "There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

55.  "Physically robust infrastructure is not enough if it fails to foster a healthy community; ultimately, all infrastructure is social."

-  Pete Buttigieg.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Pete Buttigieg quotes then why not take a look at Nancy Pelosi quotes, or Maxine Waters quotes.

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