Woodrow Wilson

Dr. Thomas Woodrow Wilson (28 December 1856 - 3 February 1924) was the 45th state Governor of New Jersey (1911-1913) and later the 28th President of the United States (1913-1921). He was the second Democrat to serve two consecutive terms in the White House, after Andrew Jackson.
Found 58 thoughts of Woodrow Wilson

It is the object of learning, not only to satisfy the curiosity and perfect the spirits of ordinary men, but also to advance civilization.

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Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.

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Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.

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I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.

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What we seek is the reign of law, based upon the consent of the governed and sustained by the organized opinion of mankind.

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Never murder a man when he's busy committing suicide.

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The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.

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The question of armaments, whether on land or sea, is the most immediately and intensely practical question connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind.

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

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That a peasant may become king does not render the kingdom democratic.

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I will not speak with disrespect of the Republican Party. I always speak with respect of the past.

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Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.

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My own ideals for the university are those of a genuine democracy and serious scholarship. These two, indeed, seem to go together.

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The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.

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As compared with the college politician, the real article seems like an amateur.

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If there are men in this country big enough to own the government of the United States, they are going to own it.

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One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils. The thing is to supply light and not heat

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The world must be made safe for democracy.

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...it is as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shooting at you.

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You cannot, in human experience, rush into the light. You have to go through the twilight into the broadening day before the noon comes and the full sun is upon the landscape.

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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.

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There are blessed intervals when I forget by one means or another that I am President of the United States.

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The seed of revolution is repression.

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No man can sit down and withhold his hands from the warfare against wrong and get peace from his acquiescence.

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Property as compared with humanity, as compared with the red blood in the American people, must take second place, not first place.

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