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Quotation by Woodrow Wilson
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The world is not looking for servants,—there are plenty of these,—but for masters, men who form their purposes and then carry them out, let the consequences be what they may.
Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924), U.S. president. Address, October 25, 1907, to the Philadelphia Society, Princeton University. The Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson, vol. 17, p. 455, ed. Arthur S. Link.
Wilson was speaking to a religious society, after a major defeat by the Princeton trustees. His text: "He that observeth the wind shall not sow, and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap."
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