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Woodrow Wilson


(1856 – 1924) Full name: Thomas Woodrow Wilson. American politician, academic, historian and political scientist, best known as 28th President of the United States and the 34th state Governor of New Jersey. He was the second Democrat to serve two consecutive terms in the White House, after Andrew Jackson. Also he served as President of Princeton University. He was awarded the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize.

Every man who takes office in Washington either grows or swells, and when I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is growing or swelling.
Generally young men are regarded as radicals. This is a popular misconception. The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life.
I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
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.
I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose.
If you think too much about being re-elected, it is very difficult to be worth re-electing.
Tell me what is right and I will fight for it.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.
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