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Woodrow Wilson: ‘All big men are dreamers’

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With his famous optimism, risk-taking and hatred of compromise, President Woodrow Wilson went for maximum outcomes. He failed big and won big. Welcome, Woodrow Wilson.

EL: Mr. President, in your view, what is the mark of a leader?

Wilson: The willingness to dream. We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a winter’s night. Some of us let these dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they come true.

EL: How do you achieve your dreams?

Wilson: I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.

EL: In your early years, as president of Princeton University, you undertook reforms that strengthened the faculty and improved academic standards, but as time went on, you lost a series of battles, including one that came to be known as “The Battle of Princeton.” Why didn’t you consult with anyone before you...(register to read more)

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Me February 5, 2019 at 9:00 pm

When and where was this interview?


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