5 Of The Most Memorable Lines From Obama's Time In Office

“On Monday morning, the sun rose over Boston.”

“On Monday morning, the sun rose over Boston.”

Of course, this followed the tragedy at the Boston Marathon back in 2013. Obama was speaking at an interfaith service held for both survivors and family members of victims.

He followed it with; "And then, in an instant, the day's beauty was shattered".

“It was not a clash of armies, but a clash of wills; a contest to determine the true meaning of America.”

“It was not a clash of armies, but a clash of wills; a contest to determine the true meaning of America.”

The country's first black President speaking at the 50th Anniversary  of the Selma to Montgomery marches.



"The truth is, being an American is hard."

"The truth is, being an American is hard."

Obama was speaking at the time, at a naturalization ceremony where he was explaining the importance of immigration and citizenship in an effort to keep continuing to build a better nation. Even in the face of growing Islamophobia (which has only increased given recent events), Obama used the speech to make new Americans feel s welcome as possible.

"He was clowning."

"He was clowning."

Following the Golden State Warriors championship win in 2015, Chicago Bulls fan, Obama, made the off-the-cuff remark before impersonating Stephen Curry with an impromptu dance routine.



"On a stone where day after day......"

"On a stone where day after day......"

“On a stone where day after day, for years, men and women were torn from their spouse or their child, shackled and bound, and bought and sold, and bid like cattle; on a stone worn down by the tragedy of over a thousand bare feet — for a long time, the only thing we considered important, the singular thing we once chose to commemorate as 'history' with a plaque were the unmemorable speeches of two powerful men.”

- Obama's personal thoughts on slavery, during a speech delivered at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, in September, 2016.