Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Woodrow Wilson (18561924)
My clients are the children; my clients are the next generation. They do not know what promises and bonds I undertook when I ordered the armies of the United States to the soil of France, but I know, and I intend to redeem my pledges to the children; they shall not be sent upon a similar errand.
President WOODROW WILSON, address in Pueblo, Colorado, September 25, 1919.The Messages and Papers of Woodrow Wilson, ed. Albert Shaw, vol. 2, p. 1127 (1924).