Quotation by Woodrow Wilson

If young gentlemen get from their years in college only manliness, esprit de corps, a release of their social gifts, a training in give and take, a catholic taste in men and the standards of true sportsmen, they have gained much but they have not gained what a college should give them. It should give them insight into the things of the mind and the spirit ... the consciousness of having taken on them the vows of true enlightenment and of having undergone the discipline, never to be shaken off, of those who seek wisdom in candor, with faithful labor and travail of spirit.
Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924), U.S. president. Phi Beta Kappa oration, July 1, 1909, at Harvard University. The Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson, vol. 19, p. 385, ed. Arthur S. Link.

Wilson told a friend that into this address he had put "the whole of my academic creed."
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