Woodrow Wilson Quotes

Tell me what is right and I will fight for it... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

Princeton is no longer a thing for Princeton men to please themselves with. Princeton is a thing with which Princeton men must satisfy the country... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

The awakening of the people of China to the possibilities under free government is the most significant, if not the most momentous, event of our generation... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

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

By: Woodrow Wilson

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

By: Woodrow Wilson

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... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

So far as the colleges go, the sideshows are swallowing up the circus... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

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... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

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

By: Woodrow Wilson

The seed of revolution is repression... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

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

By: Woodrow Wilson

Never attempt to murder a man who is committing suicide... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble.. view

By: Woodrow Wilson

Prosperity is necessarily the first theme of a political campaign... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

There is little for the great part of the history of the world except the bitter tears of pity and the hot tears of wrath... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

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... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

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

By: Woodrow Wilson

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... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

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

By: Woodrow Wilson

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... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

The history of liberty is a history of resistance... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

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... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

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

By: Woodrow Wilson

The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

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... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

The method of political science is the interpretation of life.. view

By: Woodrow Wilson

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

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... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

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 growing or swelling... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

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

By: Woodrow Wilson

Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

By 'radical,' I understand one who goes too far.. view

By: Woodrow Wilson

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... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

My dream of politics all my life has been that it is the common business, that it is something we owe to each other to understand and discuss with absolute frankness... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

He is not a true man of the world who knows only the present fashions of it... view

By: Woodrow Wilson