Woodrow Wilson Quotes

Woodrow Wilson

28th president of US (1856 - 1924)

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Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.

Categorized under Caution

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A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.

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A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about.

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When you have read the Bible, you will know it is the word of God, because you will have found it the key to your own heart, your own happiness, and your own duty.

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

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

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You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.

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...it is as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shooting at you.

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I used to be a lawyer, but now I am a reformed character.

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

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No one who has read official documents needs to be told how easy it is to conceal the essential truth under the apparently candid and all- disclosing phrases of a voluminous and particularizing report....

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

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The world must be made safe for democracy.

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No man can sit down and withhold his hands from the warfare against wrong and get peace from his acquiescence.

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No nation is fit to sit in judgement upon any other nation.

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There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight; 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.

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

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Here is a great body of our Jewish citizens from whom have sprung men of genius in every walk of our varied life; men who have conceived of its ideals with singular clearness; and led enterprises with sprit & sagacity... They are not Jews in America, they are American citizens.

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

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Just what is it that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self-governing people.

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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.

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

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If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in face, you should go home and examine your consicence.

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You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

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One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils. The thing is to supply light and not heat

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There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.

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