January 20th, 1993
When I walked to this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago. I know you will fee that, too.
I wish you great happiness here. I never felt the loneliness some Presidents have described.
There will be very tough times, made even more difficult by criticism you may not think think is fair. I’m not a very good one to give advice; but just don’t let the criticism discourage you or push you off course.
You will be our President when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well.
Your success now is our country’s success. I am rooting hard for you.