Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Woodrow Wilson (18561924)
The Senate of the United States has been both extravagantly praised and unreasonably disparaged, according to the predisposition and temper of its various critics . The truth is, in this case as in so many others, something quite commonplace and practical. The Senate is just what the mode of its election and the conditions of public life in this country make it.
WOODROW WILSON, Congressional Government, A Study in American Politics, chapter 4, p. 135 (1981). Originally published in 1885.