Woodrow Wilson

(1856 - 1924 / United States)

Woodrow Wilson Quotes

  • ''We are not put into the world to sit still and know; we are put into it to act.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Inaugural address, October 25, 1902, as president of Princeton University. The Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson, vol. 14, p. 170, ed. Arthur S. Link.
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  • ''The success of a party means little more than that the Nation is using the party for a large and definite purpose.... It seeks to use and interpret a change in its own plans and point of view.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Inaugural address, 1913.
  • ''My dream of politics all my life has been that it is the common business, that it is something we owe to each other to understand and ... discuss with absolute frankness.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Address, September 9, 1912, to New York Press Club. The Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson, vol. 25, p. 119, ed. Arthur S. Link.
  • ''When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, May 15, 1916, National Press Club, Washington D.C..
  • ''I am one who fights without a knack of hoping confidently ... simply a Scotch-Irishman who will not be conquered.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Letter, April 13, 1909, to Mary H. P. Hulbert. The Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson, vol. 19, p. 151, ed. Arthur S. Link. Wilson was writing in the midst of his battles with the trustees at Princeton.
  • ''America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. Democratic politician, president. speech, Jan. 29, 1916, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • ''A little group of wilful men reflecting no opinion but their own have rendered the great Government of the United States helpless and contemptible.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Statement, March 4, 1917. Referring to a successful filibuster against Wilson's bill to arm U.S. merchant ships against German submarine attacks.
  • ''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 (1856-1924), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, April 6, 1912, Chicago.
  • ''The world is not looking for servants,—there are plenty of these,—but for masters, men who form their purposes and then carry them out, let the consequences be what they may.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Address, October 25, 1907, to the Philadelphia Society, Princeton University. The Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson, vol. 17, p. 455, ed. Arthur S. Link. Wilson was speaking to a religious society, after a major defeat by the Princeton trustees. His text: "He that observeth the wind shall not sow, and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap."
  • ''Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. Democratic politician, president. speech, Feb. 12, 1909, Chicago.

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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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