50+ Best Woodrow Wilson Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician, lawyer, and academic who served as the 28th president of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Wilson was best remembered for his legislative accomplishments and his high-minded idealism. Inspirational Woodrow Wilson quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Woodrow Wilson Quotes

We should not only master questions, but also act upon them, and act definitely.

You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement.

A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.

America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal – to discover and maintain liberty among men.

Men grow by having the responsibility laid upon them.

Absolute identity with one’s cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.

Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble; we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt.

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.

The fewer the desires, the more peace.

Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.

Once lead this person into war and they will forget there ever was such a thing as tolerance.

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.

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

The history of liberty is a history of resistance.

But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts.  

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

I would rather lose in a cause that will someday win than win in a cause that will someday lose.

America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal – to discover and maintain liberty among men.

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.

To fight, you must be brutal and ruthless, and the spirit of ruthless brutality will enter into the very fiber of national life.

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

Inspirational Woodrow Wilson Quotes

The truth is we are all caught in a great economic system which is heartless.

Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.

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

There is nothing that succeeds in lifelike boldness, provided you believe you are on the right side.

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

I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.

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

Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life.

Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.

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

The world must be made safe for democracy

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

A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit.

While exercising the great powers of the office I hold, I would regret in a crisis like the one through which we are now passing to lose the benefit of patriotic and intelligent criticism.

Unless justice is done to others it will not be done to us.

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

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

We cannot be separated in interest or divided in purpose. We stand together until the end.

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

I believe in democracy because it releases the energies of every human being.

The difference between a strong man and a weak one is that the former does not give up after a defeat.

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

This is a war to end all wars.

War isn’t declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.

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

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