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    I am sorry for men who do not read the Bible every day. I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and pleasure.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  wonder  pleasure  bible  read  strength  sorry 
     
    The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  challenge 
     
    Liberty does not consist in mere declarations of the rights of man. It consists in the translation of those declarations into definite action.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  action  right  liberty 
     
    No man has ever risen to the stature of spiritual manhood until he has found that it is finer to serve somebody else than it is to serve himself.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  spiritual  manhood 
     
    ...I do not want a government that will take care of me, I want a government that will make other men take their hands off me so I can take care of myself.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  care  government 
     
    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
    The difference between a strong man and a weak one is that the former does not give up after a defeat.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  strong 
     
    Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  power  politics  afraid 
     
    We forget that there is much more patriotism in having the audacity to differ from the majority than in running before the crowd; we forget that in the resistance of the minority some of the biggest things in our own history have been accomplished, and the man who looks on the Stars and Stripes and doesn't hold a right to say nay to his neighbor, even if the neighbor is of the larger party, has forgotten the history of his country.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    There was a time when corporations played a minor part in our business affairs, but now they play the chief part, and most men are the servants of corporations.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: time  men  business 
     
    [We are] no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    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
    tags: character  men  people  care 
     
    For my part, I am very much more afraid of the man who does a bad thing and does not know it is bad than of the man who does a bad thing and knows it is bad; because I think that in public affairs stupidity is more dangerous than knavery, because harder to fight and dislodge.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    The whole purpose of democracy is that we may hold counsel with one another, so as not to depend upon the understanding of one man.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  sacred  holy 
     
    I have had the accomplishment of something like this at heart ever since I was a boy.... So I feel tonight like the man who is lodging happily in the inn which lies half way along the journey and that in time, with a fresh impulse, we shall go the rest of the journey and sleep at the journey's end like men with a quiet conscience.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: time  men  heart  journey  lies  sleep  conscience  boys 
     
    In fundamental theory socialism and democracy are almost if not quite one and the same. They both rest at bottom upon the absolute right of the community to determine its own destiny and that of its members. Men as communities are supreme over men as individuals. Limits of wisdom and convenience to the public control there may be: limits of principle there are, upon strict analysis, none.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    To be free is not necessarily to be wise. Wisdom comes with counsel, with the frank and free conference of untrammeled men united in the common interest.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  wise  wisdom 
     
    The man who reads everything is like the man who eats everything: he can digest nothing, and the penalty of crowding one's mind with other men's thoughts is to have no thoughts of one's own.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  thoughts  mind  read 
     
    We came to America, either ourselves or in the persons of our ancestors, to better the ideals of men, to make them see finer things than they had seen before, to get rid of the things that divide and to make sure of the things that unite.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  america 
     
    What every man seeks is satisfaction. He deceives himself so long as he imagines it to lie in self-indulgence.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  lies  imagine 
     
    The ordinary literary man, even though he be an eminent historian, is ill-fitted to be a mentor in affairs of government. For...things are for the most part very simple in books, and in practical life very complex.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  government  book  complex 
     
    ...men are not put into this world to go the path of ease, they are put into this world to go the path of pain and struggle.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  pain  world  struggle  path 
     
    The welfare, the happiness, the energy and spirit of the men and women who do the daily workis the underlying necessity of all prosperity.... There can be nothing wholesome unless their life is wholesome; there can be no contentment unless they are contented.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self-preservation-until at last there had sprung into existence a great Ku Klux Klan, a veritable empire of the South, to protect the Southern country.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  existence  instinct 
     
    Conformity will be the only virtue and any man who refuses to conform will have to pay the penalty.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  virtue 
     
    Is there any man here or any woman, let me say is there any child here, who does not know that the seed of war in the modern world is industrial and commercial rivalry?
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: children  men  women  world  child  war 
     
    Men grow by having responsibility laid upon them.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  dreams 
     
    Jefferson's Declaration of Independence is a practical document for the use of practical men. It is not a thesis for philosophers, but a whip for tyrants; it is not a theory of government but a program of action.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    I am a most unhappy man. I accidentally ruined my country. A great industrial nation is now controlled by its system of credit. Our government is no longer based on the freedom of opinion, nor on the conviction and the majority decision, it is now a government which is subjected to the conviction and the compulsion of a small group of dominant men.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    I have sometimes heard men say politics must have nothing to do with business, and I have often wished that business had nothing to do with politics.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  politics  business 
     
    I would never read a book if it were possible for me to talk half an hour with the man who wrote it.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  book  read 
     
    The man who has no vision will undertake no great enterprise.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  vision 
     
    There is no indispensable man. The government will not collapse and go to pieces if any one of the gentlemen who are seeking to be entrusted with its guidance should be left at home.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  government 
     
    There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    If there are men in this country big enough to own the government of the United States, they are going to own it.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  government 
     
    Every great man of business has got somewhere a touch of the idealist in him.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  business 
     
    No man can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  god  worship 
     
    We [Americans] have a great ardor for gain; but we have a deep passion for the rights of man.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  right  passion 
     
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