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65 Woodrow Wilson Quotes on Peace (DEMOCRACY)

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There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.
If you lose your wealth, you have lost nothing; if you lose your health, you have lost something; but if you lose your character, you have lost everything.
If you lose your wealth, you have lost nothing; if you lose your health, you have lost something; but if you lose your character, you have lost everything.
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 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.
You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.
We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. 
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.

9 Woodrow Wilson Quotes on Peace and War

“I come from the South and I know what war is, for I have seen its terrible wreckage and ruin. It is easy for me as President to declare war. I do not have to fight, and neither do the gentlemen on the Hill who now clamor for it. It is some poor farmer’s boy, or the son of some poor widow – who will have to do the fighting and dying.”

Woodrow Wilson
But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts.
But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts.
The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized peace.
There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized peace.
War isn’t declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
War isn’t declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
You do not love humanity if you seek to divide humanity into jealous camps.
You do not love humanity if you seek to divide humanity into jealous camps.
Humanity can be welded together only by love, by sympathy, by justice, not by jealousy and hatred.
Humanity can be welded together only by love, by sympathy, by justice, not by jealousy and hatred.
Only peace between equals can last.
Only peace between equals can last.

“We have begun a fight that it may be will take many a generation to complete…but you know that 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…We have given our lives to the enterprise, and that is richer and the moral is greater.”

Woodrow Wilson

7 Woodrow Wilson Quotes About America

My urgent advice to you would be, not only always to think first of America, but always, also, to think first of humanity.
My urgent advice to you would be, not only always to think first of America, but always, also, to think first of humanity.
America was created to unite mankind.
America was created to unite mankind.
America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us.
America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us.
America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men.
America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal – to discover and maintain liberty among men.
America was born a Christian nation.
America was born a Christian nation.
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 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.
There are blessed intervals when I forget by one means or another that I am President of the United States.
There are blessed intervals when I forget by one means or another that I am President of the United States.

12 Inspirational Woodrow Wilson Quotes About Life

“The world is not looking for servants, there are plenty of these, but for masters, men who form their purposes and then carry them out, let the consequences be what they may.”

Woodrow Wilson
I am sorry for men who do not read the Bible every day. I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and pleasure.
I am sorry for men who do not read the Bible every day. I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and pleasure.
The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose!
I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose!
One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.
One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.
The difference between a strong man and a weak one is that the former does not give up after a defeat.
The difference between a strong man and a weak one is that the former does not give up after a defeat.
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.
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.
Men grow by having responsibility laid upon them.
Men grow by having responsibility laid upon them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tell me what is right and I will fight for it.
Tell me what is right and I will fight for 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.
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.

12 Woodrow Wilson Quotes on Government and Democracy

“The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.”

Woodrow Wilson
The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.
The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.
A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do.
A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do.
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.
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.
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.
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.

“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
Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.
Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.
The seed of revolution is repression.
The seed of revolution is repression.
A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.
A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.
My own ideals for the university are those of a genuine democracy and serious scholarship. These two, indeed, seem to go together.
My own ideals for the university are those of a genuine democracy and serious scholarship. These two, indeed, seem to go together.
Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them.
Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them.
When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing.
When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing.

4 Woodrow Wilson Quotes on Politics

“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
Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself.
Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself.
The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.
The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.
If you think too much about being re-elected, it is very difficult to be worth re-electing.
If you think too much about being re-elected, it is very difficult to be worth re-electing.

6 Other Woodrow Wilson Quotes That Are Worth Mentioning

“You devour a book meant to be read, not because you would fill yourself or have an anxious care to be nourished, but because it contains such stuff as it makes the mind hungry to look upon.”

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.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Some people have a large circle of friends while others have only friends that they like.
Some people have a large circle of friends while others have only friends that they like.
The world has a habit of going on.
The world has a habit of going on.
The truth is we are all caught in a great economic system which is heartless.
The truth is we are all caught in a great economic system which is heartless.
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.
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.

2 Woodrow Wilson Quote on the Republican Party

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 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 will not speak with disrespect of the Republican Party. I always speak with respect of the past.
I will not speak with disrespect of the Republican Party. I always speak with respect of the past.

3 Woodrow Wilson Quote on Conservative

A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.
A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.
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.
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.

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