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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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.

I am not sure that it is of the first importance that you should be happy. Many an unhappy man has been of deep service to himself and to the world.

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

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

I have come slowly into possession of such powers as I have. I receive the opinions of my day. I do not conceive them. But I receive them into a vivid mind.

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

If you want to make enemies try to change something.

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

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.

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

Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power not the increase of it.

As compared with the college politician the real article seems like an amateur.

It is like writing history with lightning and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.

If you think too much about being re-elected it is very difficult to be worth re-electing.

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.

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.

The world is not looking for servants there are plenty of these but for masters men who form their purposes and then carry them out let the consequences be what they may.

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.

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.

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

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