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Woodrow Wilson

Dr. Thomas Woodrow Wilson (28 December 1856 - 3 February 1924) was the 45th state Governor of New Jersey (1911-1913) and later the 28th President of the United States (1913-1921). He was the second Democrat to serve two consecutive terms in the White House, after Andrew Jackson.
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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.

Woodrow Wilson

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

When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.

Woodrow Wilson

If you want to make enemies, try to change something.

Woodrow Wilson

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.

Woodrow Wilson

When you have read the Bible, you will know it is the word of God, because you will have found it the key to your own heart, your own happiness, and your own duty.

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I used to be a lawyer, but now I am a reformed character.

Woodrow Wilson

Never murder a man when he's busy committing suicide.

Woodrow Wilson

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.

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Once lead this people into war and they will forget there ever was such a thing as tolerance.

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

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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.

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Power consists in one's capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation.

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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.

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The awakening of the people of China to the possibilities under free government is the most significant, if not the most momentous, event of our generation.

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There is such a thing as a 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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The world must be made safe for democracy.

Woodrow Wilson

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

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America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us.

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One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils. The thing is to supply light and not heat

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The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.

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No man can sit down and withhold his hands from the warfare against wrong and get peace from his acquiescence.

Woodrow Wilson

No nation is fit to sit in judgement upon any other nation.

Woodrow Wilson

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.

Woodrow Wilson

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.

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