"It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Wendell Willkie on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Wendell Willkie on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Wendell Willkie on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Wendell Willkie on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Wendell Willkie on Booker T. Washington
"Education is the mother of leadership."
"When we talk of freedom and opportunity for all nations, the mocking paradoxes in our own society become so clear they can no longer be ignored."
"Freedom is an indivisible word. If we want to enjoy it, and fight for it, we must be prepared to extend it to everyone, whether they are rich or poor, whether they agree with us or not, no matter what their race or the color of their skin."
"But it required a disastrous, internecine war to bring this question of human freedom to a crisis, and the process of striking the shackles from the slave was accomplished in a single hour."
"If we want to talk about freedom, we must mean freedom for others as well as ourselves, and we must mean freedom for everyone inside our frontiers as well as outside."