Woodrow Wilson Quotes (53 quotations)

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1. ...it is as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shooting at you. - Woodrow Wilson

2. A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits. - Woodrow Wilson

3. A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits. - Woodrow Wilson

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

5. A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about. - Woodrow Wilson

6. 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. - Woodrow Wilson

7. 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. - Woodrow Wilson

8. 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. - Woodrow Wilson

9. 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. - Woodrow Wilson

10. 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. - Woodrow Wilson

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

12. Here is a great body of our Jewish citizens from whom have sprung men of genius in every walk of our varied life; men who have conceived of its ideals with singular clearness; and led enterprises with sprit & sagacity... They are not Jews in America, they are American citizens. - Woodrow Wilson

13. I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world - no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men. - Woodrow Wilson

14. 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. - Woodrow Wilson

15. I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. - Woodrow Wilson

16. I used to be a lawyer, but now I am a reformed character. - Woodrow Wilson

17. 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. - Woodrow Wilson

18. I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose. - Woodrow Wilson

19. I'd rather lose a cause that will one day win than win a cause that will some day lose. - Woodrow Wilson

20. If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in face, you should go home and examine your consicence. - Woodrow Wilson

21. If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if fifteen minutes, three days; if half an hour, two days; if an hour, I am ready now. - Woodrow Wilson

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

23. If you want to make enemies, try to change something. - Woodrow Wilson

24. 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. - Woodrow Wilson

25. 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. - Woodrow Wilson

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