"You cannot, in human experience, rush into the light. You have to go through the twilight into the broadening day before the noon comes and the full sun is upon the landscape."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Woodrow Wilson on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Woodrow Wilson on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Woodrow Wilson on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Woodrow Wilson on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Woodrow Wilson on Mark Twain
"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."