Woodrow Wilson

(1856 - 1924 / United States)

Woodrow Wilson Quotes

  • ''It is the object of learning, not only to satisfy the curiosity and perfect the spirits of ordinary men, but also to advance civilization.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Mere Literature and Other Essays, pp. 73-74, Houghton Mifflin (1896).
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  • ''It has become a people's war, and peoples of all sorts and races, of every degree of power and variety of fortune, are involved in its sweeping processes of change and settlement.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Note to the Hungarian government (December 17, 1918).
  • ''Once lead this people into war and they will forget there ever was such a thing as tolerance.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. Democrat, president. quoted in Mr. Wilson's War, pt. 3, ch. 12, John Dos Passos (1917). See Wilson's comment on "World War I...."
  • ''He would have been wise, perhaps, without her, but he would not have been wise so delightfully.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. "A Literary Politician." Ray Stannard Baker, Woodrow Wilson: Life and Letters, vol. 1, p. 139.
  • ''The method of political science ... is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Letter, February 17, 1891, to Horace E. Scudder. Ray Stannard Baker, Woodrow Wilson: Life and Letters, vol. 2, p. 107.
  • ''A man may be defeated by his own secondary successes.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Ray Stannard Baker, Woodrow Wilson: Life and Letters, vol. 1, p. 247.
  • ''Such a mind we must desire to see in a woman,—a mind that stirs without irritating you, that arouses but does not belabour, amuses and yet subtly instructs.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. "A Literary Politician." Ray Stannard Baker, Woodrow Wilson: Life and Letters, vol. 1, p. 159.
  • ''My father did enough of it in his lifetime to answer for both of us.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Ray Stannard Baker, Woodrow Wilson: Life and Letters, Wilson's answer to a query as to why he did not smoke.
  • ''We have beaten the living, but we cannot fight the dead.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Stockton Axson to R.S. Baker, quoting Wilson. Ray Stannard Baker, Woodrow Wilson: Life and Letters, vol. 2, p. 346. Wilson's reaction to a final defeat at Princeton, brought about by an unexpected bequest putting millions of dollars under the control of his enemies.
  • ''As compared with the college politician, the real article seems like an amateur.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Interview, August 26, 1911, of Wilson by Needham, "The Outlook." Ray Stannard Baker, Woodrow Wilson: Life and Letters, vol. 2, p. 266.

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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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