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    Woodrow Wilson Quotes

    28th president of US

    Quotes by Woodrow Wilson

    • ...it is as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shooting at you.
    • A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
    • 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.
    • I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
    • 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.
    • No man can sit down and withhold his hands from the warfare against wrong and get peace from his acquiescence.
    • The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history.
    • The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
    • You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.
    • The world must be made safe for democracy.
      April 2, 1917
    • Once lead this people into war and they will forget there ever was such a thing as tolerance.
      in John Dos Passos, "Mr Wilson's War"
    • Power consists in one's capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation.
      letter to Mary A. Hulbert, September 21, 1913
    • No nation is fit to sit in judgement upon any other nation.
      Speech in New York, Apr. 20, 1915
    • 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.
      Speech in Philadelphia, May 10, 1915
    • The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.
      Speech to Congress, Apr. 2, 1917
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