Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Woodrow Wilson (18561924)
The great voice of America does not come from the seats of learning, but in a murmur from the hills and the woods and the farms and the factories and the mills, rolling on and gaining volume until it comes to us the voice from the homes of the common men. Do these murmurs come into the corridors of the university? I have not heard them.
WOODROW WILSON, president of Princeton, address to Princeton University alumni, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 17, 1910.The Papers of Woodrow Wilson, ed. Arthur S. Link, vol. 20, p. 365 (1975).