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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)
The legislator must be in advance of his age. Across the mind of the statesman flash ever and anon the brilliant, though partial, intimations of future events.... Something which is more than fore-sight and less than prophetic knowledge marks the statesman a peculiar being among his contemporaries.
Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924), U.S. president. Speech, January 30, 1877, "The Ideal Statesman." The Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson, vol. 1, p. 242, ed. Arthur S. Link.
The Princeton undergraduate seems to have had "a brilliant, though partial" knowledge of his own future career.
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