A list of the best Woodrow Wilson quotes,Compilation of quotations and famous quotes by Woodrow Wilson

A list of the best Woodrow Wilson quotes,Compilation of quotations and famous quotes by Woodrow Wilson

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson(28 December 1856 – 3 February 1924) was the 28th President of the United States of America (1913–1921) and the 45th state Governor of New Jersey (1911–1913).

 


“A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose!” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Only peace between equals can last.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Some people have a large circle of friends while others have only friends that they like.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“The difference between a strong man and a weak one is that the former does not give up after a defeat.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“The man swimming against the stream knows the strenth of it.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“The seed of revolution is repression.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“There is nothing that succeeds in life like boldness, provided you believe you are on the right side.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“War isn’t declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.”  – Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“A little group of willful men reflecting no opinion but their own have rendered the great Government of the United States helpless and contemptible.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American. And the man who goes among you to trade upon your nationality is no worthy son to live under the Stars and Stripes.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“All the extraordinary men I have known were extraordinary in their own estimation. ”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“All things come to him who waits — provided he knows what he is waiting for.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“America is not a mere body of traders; it is a body of free men. Our greatness is built upon our freedom — is moral, not material. We have a great ardor for gain; but we have a deep passion for the rights of man.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us. ”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“America is the place where you cannot kill your government by killing the men who conduct it.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses. ” – Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“By 'radical,' I understand one who goes too far; by 'conservative,' one who does not go far enough; by 'reactionary,' one who won't go at all.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty. ”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Fear God and you need not fear anyone else. ”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Generally young men are regarded as radicals. This is a popular misconception. The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Government, in its last analysis, is organized force.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“I believe in democracy, because it releases the energies of every human being. ”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool, the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking. ”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“I have always in my own thought summed up individual liberty, and business liberty, and every other kind of liberty, in the phrase that is common in the sporting world, 'A free field and no favor.'”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“I not only use all the brains I have but all I can borrow.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 


“I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes


 

“If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if fifteen minutes, three days; if half an hour, two days; if an hour, I am ready now. ” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“If monopoly persists, monopoly will always sit at the helm of government. I do not expect monopoly to restrain itself. If there are men in this country big enough to own the government of the United States, they are going to own it.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. Character is a by-product, and any man who devotes himself to its cultivation in his own case will become a selfish prig.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“In the last analysis, my fellow country men, as we in America would be the first to claim, a people are responsible for the acts of their government. ” – Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“In the Lords prayer, the first petition is for daily bread; no one can worship God, or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“It is just as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shouting at you.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Just what is it that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self-governing people.”  – Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

Liberty does not consist in mere declarations of the rights of man. It consists in the translation of those declarations into definite action. ” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Liberty has never come from government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 


“Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions. ”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“No man can sit down and withhold his hands from the warfare against wrong and get peace from his acquiescence.”  – Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“No man can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach. ” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“No man has ever risen to the real stature of spiritual manhood until he has found that it is finer to serve somebody else than it is to serve himself.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“No man that does not see visions will ever realize any high hope or undertake any high enterprise. ”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“No nation is fit to sit in judgement upon any other nation.”  – Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“No one who has read official documents needs to be told how easy it is to conceal the essential truth under the apparently candid and all-disclosing phrases of a voluminous and particularizing report…. ”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“No student knows his subject: the most he knows is where and how to find out the things he does not know.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Nothing was ever done so systematically as nothing is being done now. ”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Once lead this people into war and they will forget there ever was such a thing as tolerance.”  – Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Only a peace between equals can last. Only a peace the very principle of which is equality and a common participation in a common benefit.”  – Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Only free peoples can hold their purpose and their honor steady to a common end and prefer the interest of mankind to any narrow interest of their own.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Power consists in one's capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation.”  – Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Prosperity is necessarily the first theme of a political campaign. ”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world. ”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Surely a man has come to himself only when he has found the best that is in him, and has satisfied his heart with the highest achievement he is fit for.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“That a peasant may become king does not render the kingdom democratic. ”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history.”  – Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy. ” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“The history of liberty is the history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it. ” – Woodrow Wilson quotes

 


“The interesting and inspiring thing about America is that she asks nothing for herself except what she has a right to ask for humanity itself.  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“The law that will work is merely the summing up in legislative form of the moral judgement that the community has already reached. ” – Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.”  – Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life. ” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“The nation's honor is dearer than the nation's comfort; yes, than the nation's life itself.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“The success of a party means little more than that the Nation is using the party for a large and definite purpose. It seeks to use and interpret a change in its own plans and point of view. ”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“The things that the flag stands for were created by the experiences of a great people. Everything that it stands for was written by their lives. The flag is the embodiment not of sentiment, but of history.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“The truth is, we are all caught in a great economic system which is heartless.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“The wisest thing to do with a fool is to encourage him to hire a hall and discourse to his fellow citizens. Nothing chills nonsense like exposure to air. ” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“The world must be made safe for democracy.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“There is a price which is too great to pay for peace, and that price can be put in one word. One cannot pay the price of self-respect. ”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“There is no question what the roll of honor in America is. The roll of honor consists of the names of men who have squared their conduct by ideals of duty.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 


“There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight; there is such a thing as a nation being so right that it does not need to convince others by force that it is right.”  – Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“There is such a thing as a nation being so right it does not need to convince others by force that it is right.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized peace.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Today's greatest labor-saving device is tomorrow.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“We cannot be separated in interest or divided in purpose. We stand together until the end. ” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“We grow by our dreams.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“We should not only master questions,but also act upon them,and act definitely.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing. ”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“When they the American soldiers came, they found fit comrades for their courage and their devotion…. Joining hands with them, the men of America gave the greatest of all gifts – the gift of life and the gift of spirit.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“When you have read the Bible, you will know it is the word of God, because you have found it the key to your own heart, your own happiness and your own duty. ” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”   ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality. ” ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

 

“You cannot become thorough Americans if you think of yourselves in groups. America does not consist of groups. A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American. ”  ― Woodrow Wilson quotes

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