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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)
QUOTATION: One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to be supplied is light, not heat.
ATTRIBUTION: President WOODROW WILSON, address on preparedness, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 29, 1916.—The Papers of Woodrow Wilson, ed. Arthur S. Link, vol. 36, p. 33 (1981).
SUBJECTS: Judgment