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This book is an anthology of quotes from Woodrow Wilson and selected facts about Woodrow Wilson. “I would ... rather lose in a cause that I know some day will triumph than triumph in a cause that I know some day will lose.” “I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.” “The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.” “A man is not as big as his belief in himself; he is as big as the number of persons who believe in him.” “America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men.” “Fear God and you need not fear anyone else.” “A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.” Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia, on December 28, 1856, of Scots-Irish descent, the third of four children of Joseph Ruggles Wilson (1822–1903) and Jessie Janet Woodrow (1826–1888). Wilson's father defended slavery, owned slaves and set up a Sunday school for them. Woodrow Wilson's earliest memory, from the age of three, was of hearing that Abraham Lincoln had been elected and that a war was coming. Wilson's father was one of the founders of the Southern Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS) in 1861. Wilson was an avid baseball fan, and in 1915 became the first sitting president to attend, and throw out the first ball at, a World Series -Arrow. Wilson had been a center fielder during his Davidson College days and was the Princeton team's assistant manager. He cycled regularly, taking several cycling vacations in the English Lake District.Wilson later took up golf. Wilson worked as a lecturer at Cornell University in 1886–87, where he joined the Irving Literary Society. In February 1890, with the help of friends, Wilson was elected by the Princeton University board to the Chair of Jurisprudence and Political Economy, at an annual salary of $3000. Wilson became the first lecturer of Constitutional Law at New York Law School, where he taught with Charles Evans Hughes. The Princeton trustees promoted Professor Wilson to president in June 1902. Wilson was elected president of the American Political Science Association in 1910, but soon decided to leave his Princeton post and enter New Jersey state politics. Running for president in 1912, a split in the Republican Party allowed his plurality, just over forty percent, to win him a large electoral college margin. Wilson's second term was dominated by American entry into World War I. For his sponsorship of the League of Nations, Wilson was awarded the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize, the second of three sitting presidents so honored. Wilson was one of only two U.S. Presidents (Theodore Roosevelt was the first) to have served as president of the American Historical Association.
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