Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Woodrow Wilson (18561924)
We live in an age disturbed, confused, bewildered, afraid of its own forces, in search not merely of its road but even of its direction. There are many voices of counsel, but few voices of vision; there is much excitement and feverish activity, but little concert of thoughtful purpose. We are distressed by our own ungoverned, undirected energies and do many things, but nothing long. It is our duty to find ourselves.
WOODROW WILSON, president of Princeton, baccalaureate address, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, June 9, 1907.The Papers of Woodrow Wilson, ed. Arthur S. Link, vol. 17, p. 194.