Wendell Lewis Willkie was a corporate lawyer in the United States and the Republican Party nominee for the 1940 presidential election, despite having never held a prior elected political office.
Although Willkie in 1940 received more votes than any previous GOP candidate , he lost to Franklin D. Roosevelt in an Electoral College landslide: 449 to 82, carrying ten states.
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“The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones”
Wendell L. Willkie
“Education is the mother of leadership.”
“Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.”
“In no direction that we turn do we find ease or comfort. If we are honest and if we have the will to win we find only danger, hard work and iron resolution.”
“Whenever we take away the liberties of those whom we hate we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.”
“I would rather lose in a cause that I know some day will triumph than to triumph in a cause that I know some day will fail.”
“A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years.”
“It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong.”
“The constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens.”
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