Woodrow Wilson Quotes
Most popular Woodrow Wilson Quotes
Right is more precious than peace.
Opinion ultimately governs the world.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Only a peace between equals can last.
Justice has nothing to do with expediency.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
He is more apt to contribute heat than light to a discussion.
A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.
The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
Every man who takes office in Washington either grows or swells.
No man can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
We should not only use the brain we have, but all that we can borrow.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
It must be a peace without victory. Only a peace between equals can last.
The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of government power.
Conservatism is the policy of make no change and consult your grandmother.
It must be a peace without victory.... Only a peace between equals can last.
I have seen fools resist Providence before and I have seen their destruction.
I am seeking only to face realities and to face them without soft concealments.
America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region.
Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life.
A Yankee always thinks that he is right, a Scotch-Irishman knows that he is right.
The use of a university is to make young gentlemen as unlike their fathers as possible.
Conservatism is the policy of make no change and consult your grandmother when in doubt.
We are citizens of the world; and the tragedy is of our times is that we do not know this.
Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice.
Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.
Golf is a game in which one endeavours to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
The man with power but no conscience could, with an eloquent tongue, put the whole country into flames.
One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.
In public affairs stupidity is more dangerous than knavery, because [it is] harder to fight and dislodge.
You cannot tear up ancient rootages and safely plant the tree of liberty in soil which is not native to it.
Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them.
Golf is an ineffectual attempt to put an elusive ball into an obscure hole with implements ill-adapted to the purpose.
The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them.
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.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance.
Only free peoples can hold their purpose and their honor steady to a common end, and prefer the interests of mankind to any narrow interest of their own.
Some of the greatest and most lasting effects of genuine oratory have gone forth from secluded lecture desks into the hearts of quiet groups of students.
Every man who takes office in Washington either grows or swells, and when I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing.
Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
A friend of mine says that every man who takes office in Washington either grew or swelled, and when I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing.
When you come into the presence of a leader of men, you know that you have come into the presence of fire—that it is best not to uncautiously touch that man—that there is something that makes it dangerous to cross him.
There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with.
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.
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.