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(Thomas) Woodrow Wilson (1856 – 1924)


45th state Governor of New Jersey (19111913) and later the 28th President of the United States (19131921).
(Thomas) Woodrow Wilson
This war, in its inception was a commercial and industrial war. It was not a political war.
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The seed of revolution is repression.
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Power consists in one's capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation.




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A free, open-minded, and absolutely impartial adjustment of all colonial claims.
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America cannot be an ostrich with its head in the sand.
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So, our honest politicians and our honorable corporation heads owe it to their reputations to bring their activities out into the open.
(Thomas) Woodrow Wilson
I have not written a book since the campaign. I did not write this book at all. It is the result of the editorial literary skill of Mr. William Bayard Hale, who has put together here in their right sequences the more suggestive portions of my campaign speeches.
And yet it is not a book of campaign speeches. It is a discussion of a number of very vital subjects in the free form of extemporaneously spoken words. I have left the sentences in the form in which they were stenographically reported. I have not tried to alter the easy-going and often colloquial phraseology in which they were uttered from the platform, in the hope that they would seem the more fresh and spontaneous because of their very lack of pruning and recasting.
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The United States must be neutral in fact as well as in name...We must be impartial in thought as well as in action.
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It must be a peace without victory... Victory would mean peace forced upon the loser, a victor's terms imposed upon the vanquished. It would be accepted in humiliation, under duress, at an intolerable sacrifice, and would leave a sting, a resentment, a bitter memory upon which terms of peace would rest, not permanently, but only as upon quicksand. Only a peace between equals can last.
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American industry is not free, as once it was free; American enterprise is not free; the man with only a little capital is finding it harder to get into the field, more and more impossible to compete with the big fellow. Why? Because the laws of this country do not prevent the strong from crushing the weak. That is the reason, and because the strong have crushed the weak the strong dominate the industry and the economic life of this country. No man can deny that the lines of endeavor have more and more narrowed and stiffened; no man who knows anything about the development of industry in this country can have failed to observe that the larger kinds of credit are more and more difficult to obtain, unless you obtain them upon the terms of uniting your efforts with those who already control the industries of the country; and nobody can fail to observe that any man who tries to set himself up in competition with any process of manufacture which has been taken under the control of large combinations of capital will presently find himself either squeezed out or obliged to sell and allow himself to be absorbed.
(Thomas) Woodrow Wilson
Absolute freedom of navigation upon the seas, outside territorial waters, alike in peace and in war.




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The supreme test of the nation has come. We must all speak, act, and serve together!
(Thomas) Woodrow Wilson
Do you never stop to reflect just what it is that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another, it is for the sovereignty of self-governing peoples, and her example, her assistance, her encouragement, has thrilled two continents in this Western World with all the fine impulses which have built up human liberty on both sides of the water.
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The only reason I read a book is because I cannot see and converse with the man who wrote it.
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The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
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There is such a thing as a nation being so right that it does not need to convince others by force that it is right.
(Thomas) Woodrow Wilson
Since trade ignores national boundaries and the manufacturer insists on having the world as a market, the flag of his nation must follow him, and the doors of the nations which are closed must be battered down Concessions obtained by financiers must be safeguarded by ministers of state, even if the sovereignty of unwilling nations be outraged in the process. Colonies must be obtained or planted, in order that no useful corner of the world may be overlooked or left unused.
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Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions; with their individuality and independence of choice in matters of business they have lost all their individual choice within the field of morals.
(Thomas) Woodrow Wilson
I sat next to the Duchess at tea.
It was just as I feared it would be:
Her rumblings abdominal
Were truly phenomenal,
And everyone thought it was me!
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Congress in session is Congress on public exhibition, whilst Congress in its committee-rooms is Congress at work.


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