Woodrow Wilson Quotes

We are participants, whether we would or not, in the life of the world.... We are partners with the rest. What affects mankind is inevitably our affair as well as the nations of Europe and Asia.
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Speech to the League to Enforce Peace, Washington, D.C. (May 27, 1916). Wilson was speaking almost a year before U.S. entrance into the Great War. In this speech he declared the country's commitment to some sort of future League.
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A living thing is born.
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Speech to the plenary session of the peace conference (February 14, 1919). Wilson was announcing the birth of the League of Nations.
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The awakening of the people of China to the possibilities under free government is the most significant, if not the most momentous, event of our generation.
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Statement from the White House (March 18, 1913). Wilson always tended to be sympathetic toward the great popular revolutions of his time.
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Washington has seldom seen so numerous, so industrious or so insidious a lobby. There is every evidence that money without limit is being spent to sustain this lobby.... I know that in this I am speaking for the members of the two houses, who would rejoice as much as I would to be released from this unbearable situation.
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Statement to the press (May 25, 1913). Wilson was fighting to get tariff reform, the first great measure of the New Freedom, through the Congress.
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The sum of the whole matter is this, that our civilization cannot survive materially unless it be redeemed spiritually.
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. The Atlantic Monthly (August 1921).
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My Dear Friend.... We have known one another always.
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Response to Colonel Edward Mandell House. The Intimate Papers of Colonel House, vol. 1, p. 45, ed. Charles Seymiour. Colonel House became Wilson's great friend and advisor. These were Wilson's words after their first meeting, during the presidential campaign of 1912.
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