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Quotation by Woodrow Wilson
Atlantic Monthly (Boston, March 1901) address, April 2, 1917, to the Congress calling for war on Germany address at Baltimore, Maryland (April 6, 1918) address at Independence Hall, Philadelphia (July 14, 1914) address at Independence Hall, Philadelphia (July 4, 1914)
I believe very profoundly in an over-ruling Providence, and I do not fear that any real plans can be thrown off the track. It may not be intended that I shall be President—but that would not break my heart.
Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924), U.S. president. Letter, January 7, 1912, to Mary H.P. Hulbert. The Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson, vol. 24, p. 6, ed. Arthur S. Link.
Wilson was writing to a friend in the midst of the presidential campaign of 1912. Providence, of course, did intend that he should be President!
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