"The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Woodrow Wilson on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Woodrow Wilson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Woodrow Wilson on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Woodrow Wilson on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Woodrow Wilson on Ernest Hemingway
"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."