Woodrow Wilson

(1856 - 1924 / United States)

Woodrow Wilson Quotes

  • ''Tell me what is right and I will fight for it.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Ray Stannard Baker, Woodrow Wilson and World Settlement, vol. 1, p. 113. Wilson was speaking to his "experts" on his way to Europe on the George Washington, December 1919.
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  • ''It is a protest against the way the world has worked.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Ray Stannard Baker, Woodrow Wilson and World Settlement, vol. 1, p. 93. Wilson's explanation of "the poison of Bolshevism" from his remarks to newspapermen aboard the George Washington on his way to Europe.
  • ''The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech to Congress, April 2, 1917. Selected Addresses (1918). Proposing a state of war against Germany, which was declared April 6. Wilson ran his reelection campaign in 1916 on the boast of having "kept us out of war." See Wilson on war.
  • ''We are participants, whether we would or not, in the life of the world.... We are partners with the rest. What affects mankind is inevitably our affair as well as the nations of Europe and Asia.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Speech to the League to Enforce Peace, Washington, D.C. (May 27, 1916). Wilson was speaking almost a year before U.S. entrance into the Great War. In this speech he declared the country's commitment to some sort of future League.
  • ''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.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Statement from the White House (March 18, 1913). Wilson always tended to be sympathetic toward the great popular revolutions of his time.
  • ''The sum of the whole matter is this, that our civilization cannot survive materially unless it be redeemed spiritually.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. The Atlantic Monthly (August 1921).
  • ''Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American.... America is the only idealistic nation in the world.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. Democratic politician, president. speech, Sept. 8, 1919, Sioux Falls, North Dakota. The Messages and Papers of Woodrow Wilson, vol. 2, ed. Albert Shaw (1924).

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Best Poem of Woodrow Wilson

For Beauty I Am Not A Star

For beauty I am not a star,
There are others more perfect by far,
But my face I don't mind it,
For I am behind it,
It is those in front that I jar.

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