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32 Mind-Blowing Woodrow Wilson Quotes

Woodrow Wilson was an American politician that served as the 28th President of the United States during the Great War. Having spent his early years in the South, Wilson was a Democrat and noted historian and political scientist. Wilson was a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919. Here is a collection to some of the best Woodrow Wilson quotes ever listed.

“All things come to him who waits – provided he knows what he is waiting for.”

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

“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.”

“America was born a Christian nation.”

“America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the revelations of the Holy Scripture.”

“At every crisis in one’s life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving.”

“Fear God and you need not fear anyone else.”

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”

“Government is merely an attempt to express the conscience of everybody, the average conscience of the nation, in the rules that everybody is commanded to obey. That is all it is.”

“I am sorry for men who do not read the Bible every day. I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and pleasure.”

“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.”

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

“I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose.”

“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.”

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

“No man has ever risen to the stature of spiritual manhood until he has found that it is finer to serve somebody else than it is to serve himself.”

“Politics is a war of causes; a joust of principles.”

“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.”

“That a peasant may become king does not render the kingdom democratic.”

“The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.”

“The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.”

“The history of liberty is the history of limitations on the power of government, not the increase of it. When we resist, therefore, the concentration of power, we are resisting the processes of death, because concentration of power is what always precedes the destruction of human liberties.”

“The man who disparages music as a luxury and non-essential is doing the nation an injury. Music now, more than ever before, is a national need.”

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

“The object of love is to serve, not to win.”

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

“There is something better, if possible, that a man can give than his life. That is his living spirit to a service that is not easy, to resist counsels that are hard to resist, to stand against purposes that are difficult to stand against.”

“Understanding is the soil in which grow all the fruits of friendship.”

“Unless justice be done to others it will not be done to us.”

“We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.”

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

“You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand”

Here is a rare interview given with President Woodrow Wilson in the aftermath of World War I.

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