The most memorable lines from President Obama's 8 years in office

Before we hand over the reins to Donald Trump and his unique way of speaking (and tweeting), let's reflect on some of the eloquence President Barack Obama shared with us through his time in office.

Obama's team of speechwriters picked out the big moments in the past eight years of his presidential speeches Tuesday, covering everything from his response to the Sandy Hook school massacre, the SCOTUS decision on marriage equality and the killing of Osama bin Laden.

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The thoughts and careful turns of phrase he spoke didn't just write themselves. And while a lot was in the delivery, the people behind the scenes had a lot to do with what we ended up hearing online, on the TV or radio.

Drawn largely from the White House speechwriters' favorites, here are are some of the best and memorable lines.

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