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By Anonym 15 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self-preservation—until at last there had sprung into existence a great Ku Klux Klan, a veritable empire of the South, to protect the Southern country.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

The firm basis of government is justice, not pity.

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Woodrow Wilson

We want the spirit of America to be efficient; we want American character to be efficient; we want American character to display itself in what I may, perhaps, be allowed to call spiritual efficiency - clear disinterested thinking and fearless action

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Woodrow Wilson

There is such a thing as 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.

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Woodrow Wilson

The presidential office is not a rosewater affair. This is an office in which a man must put on his war paint.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

Government ought to be all outside and no inside. . . . Everybody knows that corruption thrives in secret places, and avoids public places, and we believe it a fair presumption that secrecy means impropriety.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

I would never read a book if it were possible for me to talk half an hour with the man who wrote it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

And while you bring all countries with you, you come with a purpose of leaving all other countries behind you - bringing what is best of their spirit, but not looking over your shoulders and seeking to perpetuate what you intended to leave behind in them.

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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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

A sure sign of an amateur is too much detail to compensate for too little life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

It is a protest against the way the world has worked. (explanation of Bolshevism)

By Anonym 15 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

Things get very lonely in Washington sometimes. The real voice of the great people of America sometimes sounds faint and distant in that strange city. You hear politics until you wish that both parties were smothered in their own gas.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat. Ay any rate, if it is heat it ought to be white heat and not sputter, because sputtering heat is apt to spread the fire. There ought, if there is any heat at all, to be that warmth of the heart which makes every man thrust aside his own personal feeling, his own personal interest, and take thought of the welfare and benefit of others.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

If you lose your wealth, you have lost nothing; if you lose your health, you have lost something; but if you lose your character, you have lost everything.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

I am not one of those who have the least anxiety about the triumph of the principles I have stood for. I have seen fools resist Providence before, and I have seen their destruction, as will come upon these again, utter destruction and contempt. That we shall prevail is as sure as that God reigns.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

If you wish your children to be Christians you must really take the trouble to be Christian yourselves. Those are the only terms upon which the home will work the gracious miracle.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

A living thing is born.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

An evident principleis the principle of justice to all peoples and nationalities, and their right to live on equal terms of liberty and safety with one another, whether they be strong or weak.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

We are in the presence of a new organization of society. Our life has broken away from the past.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

By 'radical,' I understand one who goes too far; by 'conservative,' one who does not go far enough; by 'reactionary,' one who won't go at all.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

Justice, and only justice, shall always be our motto.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

A fault which humbles a person is of more use to him or her than a good action which puffs him or her up.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

I can imagine no greater disservice to the country than to establish a system of censorship that would deny to the people of a free republic like our own their indisputable right to criticize their own public officials. While exercising the great powers of the office I hold, I would regret in a crisis like the one through which we are now passing to lose the benefit of patriotic and intelligent criticism.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

You cannot tear up ancient rootages and safely plant the tree of liberty in soil that is not native to it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

I could see now that a literary education did not fit one for the popular novelist's trade.Once you had started using words like flavicomous or acroamatic, because you liked the sound of them, you were lost.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

Every great man of business has got somewhere a touch of the idealist in him.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

Let me... remind you that it is only by working with an energy which is almost superhuman and which looks to uninterested spectators like insanity that we can accomplish anything worth the achievement. Work is the keystone of a perfect life. Work and trust in God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

All things come to him who waits

By Anonym 15 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

We live in an age disturbed, confused, bewildered, afraid of its own forces, in search not merely of its road but even of its direction. There are many voices of counsel, but few voices of vision; there is much excitement and feverish activity, but little concert of thoughtful purpose. We are distressed by our own ungoverned, undirected energies and do many things, but nothing long. It is our duty to find ourselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

The shadows that now lie dark upon our path will soon be dispelled and we shall walk with the light all about us if we but be true to ourselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

I am so glad that I am young, so that I may give my youth to you.

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Woodrow Wilson

All the extraordinary men I have ever known were chiefly extraordinary in their own estimation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

There are times when words seem empty and only actions seem great. Such a time has come, and in the Providence of God America will once more have an opportunity to show the world that she was born to save mankind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

Sciencehas won for us a great liberty in the physical world, a liberty from superstitious fear and from disease, a freedom touse nature as a familiar servant; but it has not freed us from ourselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

A man has deprived himself of the best there is in the world who has deprived himself of this.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

For my part, I am very much more afraid of the man who does a bad thing and does not know it is bad than of the man who does a bad thing and knows it is bad; because I think that in public affairs stupidity is more dangerous than knavery, because harder to fight and dislodge.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

The way to stop financial joyriding is to arrest the chauffeur, not the automobile.

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Woodrow Wilson

Your real statesman is first of all, and chief of all, a great human being, with an eye for all the great fields on which men likehimself struggle, with unflagging, pathetic hope, toward better things.... He is a guide, a counselor, a mentor, a servant, a friend of mankind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

God knows that any man who would seek the presidency of the United States is a fool for his pains. The burden is all but intolerable, and the things that I have to do are just as much as the human spirit can carry.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

My hope is ... that we may recover ... something of a renewal of that vision of the law with which men may be supposed to have started out with in the old days of the oracles, who communed with the intimations of divinity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

The beauty of a democracy is that you never can tell when a youngster is born what he is going to do with himself, and that no matter how humbly he is born, no matter where he is born, no matter what circumstances hamper him at the outset, he has got a chance to master the minds and lead the imaginations of the whole country.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Woodrow Wilson

Justice has nothing to do with expediency. Justice has nothing to do with any temporary standard whatever. It is rooted and grounded in the fundamental instincts of humanity.