President Woodrow Wilson Quotes

Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th president of the United States from 1913 to 1921. A member of the Democratic Party, Wilson served as the president of Princeton University and as the governor of New Jersey before winning the 1912 presidential election.

Here are some quotes from President Woodrow Wilson;

“We are not put into this world to sit still and know; we are put into it to act.”

“I should like to see something unusual happen, something that was never done before. … There is no other way.”

“We have got to throw tradition to the wind.”

“We get tired of the old ways and covet the new ones.”

“I have a sense of power in dealing with men collectively which I do not always feel in dealing with them singly. … One feels no sacrifice of pride necessary in courting the favor of an assembly of men such as he would have to make in seeking to please one man.”

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

“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.”

“You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality.”

“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.”

” Power is the capacity to make effective decisions.”

“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.”

“The world must be made safe for democracy.”

“I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool, the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking.”

“No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation.”

“Only a peace between equals can last. Only a peace the very principle of which is equality and a common participation in a common benefit.”

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