Greatest hits

Memorable quotes from President Obama's State of the Union speeches:

2014: "Wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that's what I'm going to do."

2013: Gun control proposals "deserve a vote. … Gabby Giffords deserves a vote. The families of Newtown deserve a vote. The families of Aurora deserve a vote."

2012: "We've begun to wind down the war in Afghanistan. Ten thousand of our troops have come home. Twenty-three thousand more will leave by the end of this summer."

2011: "What comes of this moment will be determined not by whether we can sit together tonight, but whether we can work together tomorrow."

2010: "I didn't choose to tackle this [health care] issue to get some legislative victory under my belt. And by now, it should be fairly obvious that I didn't take on health care because it was good politics."

2009: "We will rebuild, we will recover."