45+ Woodrow Wilson Quotes: Famous Words From The 28th US President

Woodrow Wilson quotes show us his ideas and views on leadership.

Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States.

Woodrow Wilson not only led the United States in World War I but also became the League of Nations leading advocate for which the 1919 Nobel Prize for Peace was awarded him.  The 28th President of the United States gave women the right to vote.

Woodrow Wilson also served as the 34th governor of New Jersey and the president of Princeton University. Numerous President Woodrow Wilson quotes are taken from Woodrow Wilson famous speeches during his addresses to the Nation. Read further to gather some of the most enriching Woodrow Wilson quotes that also includes Woodrow Wilson quotes on WW1 and quotes from Woodrow Wilson 's famous speeches from his address to New York and New Jersey.

You can also find similar articles on 'War and Peace' quotes and [Joe Biden quotes].

Inspirational Woodrow Wilson Quotes

Woodrow Wilson quotes show his understanding of the United Nation.

Woodrow Wilson gave many inspirational quotes while serving as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Have a read of the below listed inspirational President Wilson quotes to ignite your inner wisdom.

1. “I would rather lose in a cause that will someday win than win in a cause that will someday lose."

- Woodrow Wilson on education.

2. “Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.”

- Woodrow Wilson.

3. "There is a price which is too great to pay for peace, and that price can be put in one word. One cannot pay the price of self-respect."

- Woodrow Wilson, 'The Papers of Woodrow Wilson'.

4. "You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement."

-  Woodrow Wilson, 'Selected Addresses and Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson'.

5. "War isn’t declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely."

- Woodrow Wilson.

6. "The fewer the desires, the more peace."

- Woodrow Wilson.

7. "We should not only master questions, but also act upon them, and act definitely."

- Woodrow Wilson.

8. "There is nothing that succeeds in lifelike boldness, provided you believe you are on the right side."

- Woodrow Wilson.

9. "Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty."

- Woodrow Wilson.

10. “If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”

- Woodrow Wilson, 'Selected Addresses and Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson'.

11. "But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts."  

- Woodrow Wilson.

12. “The difference between a strong man and a weak one is that the former does not give up after a defeat.”

- Woodrow Wilson.

13. "There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed."

- Woodrow Wilson.

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

-Woodrow Wilson, 'The Political Thought of Woodrow Wilson'.

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

- Woodrow Wilson.

16. "Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together."

- Woodrow Wilson

Famous Quotes

Woodrow Wilson Quotes highlight his outlook on the World War.

The below-given quotes by Woodrow Wilson and quotes about Woodrow Wilson express his strong intellect and brilliant moral conviction.

17. "The truth is we are all caught in a great economic system which is heartless."

- Widrow Wilson, 'Woodrow Wilson: The Essential Political Writings'.

18. "One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat."

-Woodrow Wilson.

19. "A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit."

- Woodrow Wilson.

20. "While exercising the great powers of the office I hold, I would regret in a crisis like the one through which we are now passing to lose the benefit of patriotic and intelligent criticism."

-Woodrow Wilson, 'Letter to Arthur Brisbane'.

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

- Woodrow Wilson, Workingman’s Dinner in New York.

22. "Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership."

- Woodrow Wilson.

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

- Woodrow Wilson.

24. “Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.”

- Woodrow Wilson.

25. "America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us."

- Woodrow Wilson, Speech on Military Preparedness at Pittsburgh.

26. “A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.”

- Woodrow Wilson.

27. "Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world."

- Woodrow Wilson, Address of the President supporting the League of Nations.

28. “A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.”

- Woodrow Wilson.

29. "Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life."

- Woodrow Wilson.

30. "I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail."

- Woodrow Wilson.

31. "We cannot be separated in interest or divided in purpose. We stand together until the end."

- Woodrow Wilson.

32. "All things come to him who waits - provided he knows what he is waiting for."

- Woodrow Wilson.

33. "The object of love is to serve, not to win."

- Woodrow Wilson.

34. "Men grow by having the responsibility laid upon them."

- Woodrow Wilson.

War Quotes

One of Woodrow Wilson's famous speeches is The Fourteen Points. The principles of the Fourteen Points were used for the peace negotiations in order to end World War I. The Woodrow Wilson letter of regret that was written before his death showed that he regretted his actions during World War 1. Here, we bring to you a comprehensive list of Woodrow Wilson quotes that were given by the 28th President during World War

35. "No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation."

- Woodrow Wilson.

36. “This is a war to end all wars.”

- Woodrow Wilson, quote said when the US entered WW1.

37. "To fight, you must be brutal and ruthless, and the spirit of ruthless brutality will enter into the very fiber of national life."

-Woodrow Wilson, 'Wilson, Volume V: Campaigns for Progressivism and Peace, 1916-1917'.

38. "Politics is a war of causes; a joust of principles."

- Woodrow Wilson, 'The papers of Woodrow Wilson'.

39. "There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized peace."

-  Woodrow Wilson, 'Wilson, Volume V: Campaigns for Progressivism and Peace, 1916-1917'.

40. “The history of liberty is a history of resistance.”

-Woodrow Wilson, Address to the New York Press Club.

41. "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."

-Woodrow Wilson, 'Selected Addresses and Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson'.

42. "Unless justice is done to others it will not be done to us."

- Woodrow Wilson, "The Fourteen points".

43. “Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble; we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt.”

- Woodrow Wilson.

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

- Woodrow Wilson.

45. “Once lead this person into war and they will forget there ever was such a thing as tolerance."

- Woodrow Wilson.

46. "The world must be made safe for democracy"

- President Woodrow Wilson, Message to Congress on 2 April 1917.

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