"Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become two amazing young women, smart and beautiful, but more importantly, kind and thoughtful and full of passion. You wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily. Of all that I've done in my life, I'm most proud to be your dad."
"Michelle Lavaughn Robinson, girl of the South Side -- for the past 25 years, you have not only been my wife, the mother of my children, you have been my best friend,"
"You took on a role you didn't ask for and made it your own with grace and grit and style and good humor."
"You made the White House a place that belongs to everybody. And the new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model. So you have made me proud. And you have made the country proud."
Beyonce performs At Last at the Obama Inauguration, January 2009
"To Joe Biden, the scrappy kid from Scranton who became Delaware's favorite son: you were the first choice I made as a nominee, and the best. Not just because you have been a great Vice President, but because in the bargain, I gained a brother."
Jan 11, 2017 · President Obama presents a teary-eyed Vice President Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom
"Not just because you have been a great Vice-President, but because in the bargain I gained a brother. We love you and Jill like family and your friendship has been one of the great joys of our life."
March 8, 2015, file photo, a large crowd moves in a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma, Ala., to mark the 50th Anniversary of the civil rights protest
SPEECHES THAT MOVED AND CONSOLED A NATION
Hugging is how I connect to people–how I show warmth and make folks feel at home. - Michelle Obama