UPDATE: We have suggestions about some memorable lines! – Most Inauguration speeches are quickly forgotten, but a few contained lines that have stood the test of time. The most memorable inaugural addresses were delivered by: Jefferson ? “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists;” Lincoln ? “With malice toward none, with charity for all;” Franklin Roosevelt ? “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself;” Kennedy ? “ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country;” and Reagan ? “In the present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.” Keep reading for OUR suggestions on the great lines from Obama’s speech!
UPDATE: Some suggestions from unknowncountry.com for memorable statements from President Obama’s inaugural address:
“In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned;”
“As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals;”
“?a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous;”
“For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness;”
“To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society’s ills on the West?know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy;”
“For the world has changed, and we must change with it.”
And one that’s especially meaningful to this website: “We will restore science to its rightful place.”
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