Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson

Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921.He was a major leader at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, where he championed the proposed League of Nations.

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A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.

A little group of willful men representing no opinion but their own have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.

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.

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.

The American Revolution was a beginning not a consummation.

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

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.

I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.

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.

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

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.

The seed of revolution is repression.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Never attempt to murder a man who is committing suicide.

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