Quotation by Woodrow Wilson

A radical is one of whom people say "He goes too far." A conservative, on the other hand, is one who "doesn't go far enough." Then there is the reactionary, "one who doesn't go at all." All these terms are more or less objectionable, wherefore we have coined the term "progressive." I should say that a progressive is one who insists upon recognizing new facts as they present themselves—one who adjusts legislation to these new facts.
Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, January 29, 1911, Kansas Society of New York, New York City.
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