Woodrow Wilson Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Woodrow Wilson quotes, Woodrow Wilson sayings, and Woodrow Wilson proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them. Woodrow Wilson
Whatever may be said against the chewing of tobacco, this at least can be said of it, that it gives a man time to think between sentences. Woodrow Wilson
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. Woodrow Wilson
Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them. Woodrow Wilson
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. Woodrow Wilson
One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat. Woodrow Wilson
We shall fight for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free. Woodrow Wilson
You cannot, in human experience, rush into the light. You have to go through the twilight into the broadening day before the noon comes and the full sun is upon the landscape. Woodrow Wilson
Scholarship cannot do without literature.... It needs literature to float it, to set it current, to authenticate it to all the race, to get it out of closets and into the brains of men who stir abroad. Woodrow Wilson
The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history. Woodrow Wilson
The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights. It has been created by the experience of a great people, and nothing is written upon it that has not been written by their life. It is the embodiment, not of a sentiment, but of a history. Woodrow Wilson
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. Woodrow Wilson
The use of a university is to make young gentlemen as unlike their fathers as possible. Woodrow Wilson
What we seek is the reign of law, based upon the consent of the governed and sustained by the organized opinion of mankind. Woodrow Wilson
Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness. Woodrow Wilson
Benevolence does not consist in those who are prosperous pitying and helping those who are not. It consists in fellow feeling that puts you upon actually the same level with the fellow who suffers. Woodrow Wilson
It's harder for a leader to be born in a palace than to be born in a cabin. Woodrow Wilson
The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions. Woodrow Wilson
The spirit of ruthless brutality will enter into every fiber of our national life. Woodrow Wilson
The removal, so far as possible, of all economic barriers and the establishment of an equality of trade conditions among all the nations consenting to the peace and associating themselves for its maintenance. Woodrow Wilson
There is here a great melting pot in which we must compound a precious metal. That metal is the metal of nationality. Woodrow Wilson
Uncompromising thought is the luxury of the closeted recluse. Untrammeled reasoning is the indulgence of the philosopher, of the dreamer of sweet dreams. Woodrow Wilson
A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt. Woodrow Wilson
If you 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
Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness. Woodrow Wilson
The literary gift is a very dangerous gift to possess if you are not telling the truth, and I would a great deal rather, for my part have a man stumble in his speech than to feel he was so exceedingly smooth that he had better be watched both day and night. Woodrow Wilson
The world must be made safe for democracy. Woodrow Wilson
We shall fight for the things we have always carried nearest to our hears. The world must be made safe for democracy. Woodrow Wilson
If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you ought to go home and examine your conscience. Woodrow Wilson
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. Woodrow Wilson