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A list of the best Woodrow Wilson quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Woodrow Wilson quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Woodrow Wilson quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Woodrow Wilson should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Woodrow Wilson quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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55 14
I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail. Woodrow Wilson

32 8
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. Woodrow Wilson

33 10
I not only use all the brains I have but all I can borrow. Woodrow Wilson

36 13
There is a price which is too great to pay for peace, and that price can be put in one word. One cannot pay the price of self-respect. Woodrow Wilson

27 6
We grow by our dreams. Woodrow Wilson

13 1
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. Woodrow Wilson

26 6
You cannot become thorough Americans if you think of yourselves in groups. America does not consist of groups. A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American. Woodrow Wilson

28 9
There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized peace. Woodrow Wilson

28 9
I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose! Woodrow Wilson

15 2
The world must be made safe for democracy. Woodrow Wilson

18 5
All things come to him who waits -- provided he knows what he is waiting for. Woodrow Wilson

19 6
A little group of willful men reflecting no opinion but their own have rendered the great Government of the United States helpless and contemptible. Woodrow Wilson

20 7
If you want to make enemies, try to change something. Woodrow Wilson

18 6
The history of liberty is the history of the limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it. When we resist the concentration of power we are resisting the powers of death. Concentration of power precedes the destruction of human liberties. Woodrow Wilson

16 5
No man has ever risen to the real stature of spiritual manhood until he has found that it is finer to serve somebody else than it is to serve himself. Woodrow Wilson

10 1
No man that does not see visions will ever realize any high hope or undertake any high enterprise. Woodrow Wilson

12 3
No thoughtful man ever came to the end of his life, and had time and a little space of calm from which to look back upon it, who did not know and acknowledge that it was what he had done unselfishly and for others, and nothing else, that satisfied him in the retrospect, and made him feel that he had played the man. Woodrow Wilson

10 2
No man can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach. Woodrow Wilson

10 2
If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. Character is a by-product, and any man who devotes himself to its cultivation in his own case will become a selfish prig. Woodrow Wilson

8 1
I believe in democracy, because it releases the energies of every human being. Woodrow Wilson

13 6
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this. Woodrow Wilson

7 1
Liberty has never come from government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it. Woodrow Wilson

9 3
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. Woodrow Wilson

11 5
Surely a man has come to himself only when he has found the best that is in him, and has satisfied his heart with the highest achievement he is fit for. Woodrow Wilson

15 9
Fear God and you need not fear anyone else. Woodrow Wilson

9 5
That a peasant may become king does not render the kingdom democratic. Woodrow Wilson

7 3
We should not only master questions, but also act upon them, and act definitely. Woodrow Wilson

6 2
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

8 5
The thing I shall count upon, the thing without which neither counsel nor action will avail, is the unity of America--an America united in feeling, in purpose and in its vision of duty, of opportunity and of service. Woodrow Wilson

7 4
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. Woodrow Wilson

6 3
Today's greatest labor-saving device is tomorrow. Woodrow Wilson

6 3
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. Woodrow Wilson

5 2
We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. Woodrow Wilson

5 2
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. Woodrow Wilson

5 2
You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality. Woodrow Wilson

5 2
There is no question what the roll of honor in America is. The roll of honor consists of the names of men who have squared their conduct by ideals of duty. Woodrow Wilson

5 2
America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us. Woodrow Wilson

5 2
It must be peace without victory; only a peace between equals can last. Woodrow Wilson

5 2
The interesting and inspiring thing about America is that she asks nothing for herself except what she has a right to ask for humanity itself. Woodrow Wilson

5 2
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

4 1
Our work is a work of restoration. Woodrow Wilson

8 6
Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles. Woodrow Wilson

7 5
Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life. Woodrow Wilson

6 4
Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice. Woodrow Wilson

6 4
One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat. Woodrow Wilson

6 4
Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness. Woodrow Wilson

5 3
Only free peoples can hold their purpose and their honor steady to a common end and prefer the interest of mankind to any narrow interest of their own. Woodrow Wilson

4 2
When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing. Woodrow Wilson

4 2
No student knows his subject: the most he knows is where and how to find out the things he does not know. Woodrow Wilson

4 2
There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight. Woodrow Wilson