Quotation by Woodrow Wilson

It was a very lonely spirit that looked out from under those shaggy brows and comprehended men without fully communicating with them, as if, in spite of all its genial efforts at comradeship, it dwelt apart, saw its visions of duty where no man looked on.... This strange child of the cabin kept company with invisible things, was born into no intimacy but that its own silently assembling and deploying thoughts.
Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924), U.S. president. Address at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial, Springfield, Illinois (September 4, 1916).

Wilson was speaking of Abraham Lincoln whom he greatly admired and with whom he was sometimes compared.
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