The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
"Thomas Woodrow Wilson" was the List of Presidents of the United States/28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921 and leader of the Progressive Movement. To date the only U.S. President to have held a Doctor of Philosophy/Ph.D., he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910. He was Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913, and led his History of the United States Democratic Party/Democratic Party to win control of both the White House and Congress in 1912.
Wilson induced a conservative Democratic Congress to pass a progressive legislative agenda, unparalleled until the New Deal in 1933. This included the Federal Reserve Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act, the Federal Farm Loan Act and an Income Tax in the United States/income tax. Child labor was temporarily curtailed by the Keating–Owen Act of 1916. Wilson also averted a railroad strike and an ensuing economic crisis through passage of the Adamson Act, imposing an 8-hour workday for railroads. At the outbreak of World War I in 1914, Wilson maintained a policy of neutrality.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous presidents! More Woodrow Wilson on Wikipedia.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Here is a great body of our Jewish citizens from whom have sprung men of genius in every walk of our varied life; men who have conceived of its ideals with singular clearness; and led enterprises with sprit & sagacity... They are not Jews in America, they are American citizens.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
When you have read the Bible, you will know it is the word of God, because you will have found it the key to your own heart, your own happiness, and your own duty.
Once lead this people into war and they will forget there ever was such a thing as tolerance.
Power consists in one's capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
Just what is it that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self-governing people.
No nation is fit to sit in judgement upon any other nation.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.
Never murder a man when he's busy committing suicide.
I'd rather lose a cause that will one day win than win a cause that will some day lose.
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.
No man can sit down and withhold his hands from the warfare against wrong and get peace from his acquiescence.
The world must be made safe for democracy.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight; 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.
...it is as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shooting at you.
No one who has read official documents needs to be told how easy it is to conceal the essential truth under the apparently candid and all- disclosing phrases of a voluminous and particularizing report....
We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history.
I used to be a lawyer, but now I am a reformed character.
The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.
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.
One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils. The thing is to supply light and not heat.
If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in face, you should go home and examine your consicence.