43 Motivational Quotes By Woodrow Wilson That You Should Not Leave Out
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Thomas Woodrow Wilson was a renowned American statesman and the member of the Democratic Party. He held the office of the President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. His tenure as the President included the challenging years of World War I but he showed immense maturity in leading his country. He brought about various social and economic reforms which included the passage of ‘Child Labour Reform Act’ and ‘Federal Reserve Act’. It was also during his administration that the 19th Amendment to that Constitution (that ensured the right of women to vote) was passed. Wilson also received the ‘Noble Peace Prize’ in 1919 for his leadership role in the formation of ‘League Of Nations’. We have compiled quotes and sayings by Woodrow Wilson from his lectures, speeches, debates, writings, thoughts, work and life.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow. If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. 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. If you want to make enemies, try to change something. Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this. I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose! A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits. 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. Some people have a large circle of friends while others have only friends that they like. The seed of revolution is repression. The difference between a strong man and a weak one is that the former does not give up after a defeat. But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts War isn’t declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely. Freindship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. Only peace between equals can last. The man swimming against the stream knows the strenth of it. 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. [o]f course like every other man of intelligence and education I do believe in organic evolution. It surprises me that at this late date such questions should be raised. The world has a habit of going on. No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation. 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. There is nothing that succeeds in life like boldness, provided you believe you are on the right side. 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. You know how impossible it is, in short, to have a free nation if it is a military nation and under military orders When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare. You are not here merely to making 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. There is more of a nation's politics to be got out of its poetry than out of all its systematic writers on public affairs and constitutions. There is a price which is too great to pay for peace, and that price can be put in one word. One cannot pay the price of self-respect. We should not only use all the brains we have but all that we can borrow. 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. We can afford to exercise the self-restraint of a really great nation which realizes its own strength and scorns to misuse it. If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.”~ If a man is a fool, the best thing is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking. Freedom exists only where people take care of the government.
If Germany won it would change the course of our civilization and make the United States a military nation [and] it would check his policy for a better international ethical code
How is the schoolmaster, the nation, to know which boy needs the whipping?
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.
If the colored people made a mistake in voting for me, they ought to correct it.
I have found one can never get anything in life that is worth while without fighting for it.
You are here to enrich the world and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. We can have no sympathy with those who seek the power of government to advance their own personal interests or ambitions.