As President Barack Obama prepares for his second inauguration, take a look at some of the notable quotes from previous inaugural addresses.
"…the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered, perhaps, as deeply, as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people."
-George Washington, April 30, 1789
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