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  • Woodrow Wilson famously quipped, "A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits."
  • Six days a week, I take the bus across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to where Miss Leefolt and all her white friends live, in a neighborhood call Belhaven.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Looks like Woodrow Wilson gave three radio broadcasts in 1921 warning of growing Illuminati control over the U.S. banking system.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He’s now at Woodrow Wilson High School, one of the better D.C. high schools.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen

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  • -Woodrow Wilson "I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country."
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • Woodrow Wilson, who presided over the American invasion of Haiti.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • But Professor Woodrow Wilson, prior to his baptism of political fire, had regarded the Senate as one of the ablest and most powerful legislative bodies in the world.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Essays For College Men—Woodrow Wilson, Lord Bryce and Dean Briggs.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • [50] wit and Wisdom of Woodrow Wilson, comp. by Richard Linthicum; New York, 1916, p. 54.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • About their high-school Latin teacher, Professor Brent, who’d known Woodrow Wilson.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up

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  • In 1917 President Woodrow Wilson ordered the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the industry.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The historian in question was U.S. president Woodrow Wilson, onetime scholar and president of Princeton University.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • There were Paderewski, Houdini, Tesla, Edison, Joplin, Darrow, a Princeton professor named Woodrow Wilson, and a sweet old lady in black summer silk flowered with forget-me-not-blue named Susan B. Anthony.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • He said: "I’m sorry, but Mister Woodrow Wilson is coming with me.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Randy brought out his wallet and looked up at the portrait of his bald-headed grandfather, Woodrow Wilson’s diplomat, with the saying for which he was known stamped in faded gold on the discolored frame: "Small nations, when treated as equals, become the firmest of allies.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Just a baby’s prayer at twilight when lights are low "As that great patriot Woodrow Wilson has said " There’s a silver lining through the dark cloud shining "All aboard.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • We pass over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and my jaw so tight I could break my teeth off.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • He begins to wander, gazing at titles and authors: Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls, a biography of Theodore Roosevelt, another of Woodrow Wilson.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • I glance through the speeches of Dr. Woodrow Wilson, surely a purist if we have one at all, and find, in a few moments, half a dozen locutions that an Englishman in like position would never dream of using, among them /we must get a move on/,[48] /hog/ as a verb,[49] /gum-shoe/ as an adjective with [Pg026] verbal overtones,[50] /onery/ in place of /ordinary/,[51] and /that is going some/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Of late the theory has been put forward that it is derived from an Indian word, /okeh/, signifying "so be it," and Dr. Woodrow Wilson is said to support this theory and to use /okeh/ in endorsing government papers, but I am unaware of the authority upon which the etymology is based.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • When Woodrow Wilson, sorrowfully determined upon a policy of "armed neutrality" in early 1917, appeared before a tense joint session of Congress to request legislation authorizing him to arm American merchant ships, the American public gave its immediate approval.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Although the same powerful Democratic newspaper, the Omaha World Herald, which had assailed hisstand for principle against Woodrow Wilson, was now able to applaud Senator Norris "for his splendid courage and devotion," other Nebraska newspapers accused him of deserting his state for Tammany Hall in the hopes of reviving his own Presidential boom four years later.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • "She say she don’t want your Cadillac anywhere this side a the Woodrow Wilson bridge.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Woodrow Wilson, for example, shortly before his death, buffeted by the Senate in his efforts on behalf of the League of Nations and the Versailles Treaty, rejected the suggestion thathe seek a seat in the Senate from New Jersey, stating: "Outside of the United States, the Senate does not amount to a damn.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
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