Top 10 Woodrow Wilson Quotes

Woodrow Wilson(December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924), aka Thomas Woodrow Wilson, was the 28th US President who served in office from 1913 until 1921. He is best known for leading the US through WWI.

Here are Woodrow Wilson’s top ten greatest quotes:

I.

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

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II.

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

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III.

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.

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IV.

No society is renewed from the top and every society is renewed from the bottom.

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V.

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.

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VI.

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

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VII.

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

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VIII.

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

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IX.

Some people have a large circle of friends while others have only friends that they like.

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X.

We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.

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Thank you Woodrow Wilson!

Interesting Facts:

  • He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919 for his efforts to end World War I and for creating the League of Nations.
  • During his second term, the 19th amendment was ratified, giving women the right to vote.
  • He is on the $100,000 bill.

What are some of your favorite Woodrow Wilson quotes?

 

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