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The men who act stand nearer to the mass of man than the men who write; and it is in their hands that new thought gets its translation into the crude language of deeds.
- Woodrow Wilson | Action Quotes
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
- Woodrow Wilson | Adversity Quotes
If you think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself.
When Andrew Jackson died someone asked a friend if he thought Old Hickory would go to heaven. 'He will if he wants to,' was the reply. On his death bed Disraeli declined a visit from Queen Victoria. 'No, it is better not', he said, 'she would only ask me to take a message to Albert.' I am a broken machine. I am ready to go.
- Woodrow Wilson | Death and Dying Quotes
You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality.
A friend of mine says that 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.
- Woodrow Wilson | Government and Rule Quotes
No man ever saw a government. I live in the midst of the Government of the United States, but I never saw the Government of the United States.
- Woodrow Wilson | Government and Rule Quotes
A man's rootage is more important than his leafage.
- Woodrow Wilson | Heredity Quotes
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
- Woodrow Wilson | Intelligence Quotes
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 uncautiously to touch that man - that there is something that makes it dangerous to cross him.
The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no domination. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely give. We are but one of the champions of the rights of mankind. We shall be satisfied when those rights have been made as secure as the faith and freedom of nations can make them.
Nothing was ever done so systematically as nothing is being done now.
- Woodrow Wilson | Politics Quotes
I'm a vague, conjunctured personality, more made up of opinions and academic prepossessions than of human traits and red corpuscles.
It is a fearful thing to lead this great peaceful people into war, into the most terrible and disastrous of all wars, civilization itself seeming to be in the balance. But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts - for democracy.
- Woodrow Wilson | War Quotes
No task, rightly done is truly private. It is part of the world's work.
- Woodrow Wilson | Work Quotes
Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life.
- Woodrow Wilson | Helping Other People Quotes
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
- Woodrow Wilson | Friendship Quotes
You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality.
- Woodrow Wilson | Friendship Quotes
All things come to him who waits- provided he knows what he is waiting for.
- Woodrow Wilson | Difficult Days Quotes
To do things today exactly the way you did them yesterday saves thinking.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
- Woodrow Wilson | Family Quotes
Some Americans need hyphens in their names, because only part of them has come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all, the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.
- Woodrow Wilson | America Quotes
The way to stop financial "joy-riding" is to arrest the chauffeur, not the automobile.
- Woodrow Wilson | Business Quotes
The world must be made safe for democracy.
- Woodrow Wilson | Democracy Quotes
I believe in Democracy because it releases the energies of every human being.
- Woodrow Wilson | Democracy Quotes
One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.
- Woodrow Wilson | Judgment Quotes
1 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 | Liberty Quotes
It is just as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shooting at you.
- Woodrow Wilson | Sneer Quotes


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