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What is the best inaugural speech made by a US President?

JFK for me. So many iconic lines

“Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans”

“Ask not what you country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

“And let every other power know that this Hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house.”

“Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.”

“Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.”

“and to remember that, in the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.”

“I do not shrink from this responsibility—I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it—and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.”

Say what you will about JFK; he had amazing speeches