"Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Woodrow Wilson on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Woodrow Wilson on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Woodrow Wilson on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Woodrow Wilson on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Woodrow Wilson on Thomas Paine
"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."