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Born Wednesday 27 October 1858, died Monday 6 January 1919

Occupation: President

Nationality: American

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No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.

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Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.

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Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.

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I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.

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It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.

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Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace.

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Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.

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The American people abhor a vacuum.

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Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.

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No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience.

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The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead.

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Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.

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The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.

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The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.

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I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also.

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The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.

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I am a part of everything that I have read.

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No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.

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Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.

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Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.

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