"Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Woodrow Wilson on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Woodrow Wilson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Woodrow Wilson on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Woodrow Wilson on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Woodrow Wilson on Colin Powell
"Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach."
"My dream of politics all my life has been that it is the common business, that it is something we owe to each other to understand and discuss with absolute frankness."
"If you want to make enemies, try to change something."
"One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat."
"We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study."