Notable inaugural quotes

Published On: Jan 15 2013 04:27:43 PM EST

As President Barack Obama prepares for his second inauguration, take a look at some of the notable quotes from previous inaugural addresses.

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"Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet every so often, the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because we the people have remained faithful to the ideals of our forebears and true to our founding documents."

-Barack Obama, Jan. 20, 2009

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