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All Quotes by author - Woodrow Wilson
" Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership. "
" A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits. "
" A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt. "
" A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible. "
" 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 established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men. "
" As compared with the college politician, the real article seems like an amateur. "
" 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. "
" Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach. "
" By 'radical,' I understand one who goes too far; by 'conservative', one who does not go far enough; by 'reactionary', one who won't go at all. "
" Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness. "
" Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles. "
" Every man who takes office in Washington either grows or swells, and when I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is growing or swelling. "
" Generally young men are regarded as radicals. This is a popular misconception. The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life. "
" Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose. "
" He is not a true man of the world who knows only the present fashions of it. "
" I am not sure that it is of the first importance that you should be happy. Many an unhappy man has been of deep service to himself and to the world. "
" If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. "
" If there are men in this country big enough to own the government of the United States, they are going to own it. "
" If you think too much about being re-elected, it is very difficult to be worth re-electing. "
" If you want to make enemies, try to change something. "
" I have come slowly into possession of such powers as I have. I receive the opinions of my day. I do not conceive them. But I receive them into a vivid mind. "
" I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something. "
" I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. "
" Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them. "
" In the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach. "
" It is like writing history with lightning and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true. "
" I will not speak with disrespect of the Republican Party. I always speak with respect of the past. "
" I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty. "
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