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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 2100
AUTHOR: Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)
QUOTATION: The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life.
ATTRIBUTION: WOODROW WILSON, president of Princeton, speech to the Inter-Church Conference on Federation, New York City, November 19, 1905, as reported by The New York Times next day.—The Papers of Woodrow Wilson, ed. Arthur S. Link, vol. 16, p. 228.