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Quotation by Woodrow Wilson
Atlantic Monthly (Boston, March 1901)address, April 2, 1917, to the Congress calling for war on Germanyaddress at Baltimore, Maryland (April 6, 1918)address at Independence Hall, Philadelphia (July 14, 1914)address at Independence Hall, Philadelphia (July 4, 1914)
Gentlemen, I had hoped you might emulate your Saxon forefathers, who thought it not creditable to be unprepared for anything.
Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924), U.S. president. Henry W. Bragdon, Wilson; The Academic Years, p. 168, Harvard University Press (1967).
Wilson was addressing a class at Wesleyan University, whose members had declared themselves unprepared for a test.
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