We are the change we are seeking.
We are the ones we have been waiting for.
The world has changed, and we must change with it.
Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin the work of remaking America.
This union may never be perfect, but generation after generation has shown that it can always be perfected.
It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.
We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.
We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
We are ready to lead once more.