Quotation by Woodrow Wilson

Your real statesman is first of all, and chief of all, a great human being, with an eye for all the great fields on which men like himself struggle, with unflagging, pathetic hope, toward better things.... He is a guide, a counselor, a mentor, a servant, a friend of mankind.
Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924), U.S. president. Presidential address, December 27, 1910, to the American Political Science Association. The Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson, vol. 22, p. 271, ed. Arthur S. Link.

This address was delivered just before Wilson threw himself into the world of politics. It was his farewell to the scholarly world.
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