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William Howard Taft quotes

Enthusiasm for a cause sometimes warps judgment.

Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.

The world is not going to be saved by legislation.

Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood.

No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.

Anti-Semitism is a noxious weed that should be cut out. It has no place in America.

Failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done is a great weakness in any man.

Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.

If this humor be the safety of our race, then it is due largely to the infusion into the American people of the Irish brain.

A government is for the benefit of all the people.

We live in a stage of politics, where legislators seem to regard the passage of laws as much more important than the results of their enforcement.

I'll be damned if I am not getting tired of this. It seems to be the profession of a President simply to hear other people talk.

The trouble with me is that I like to talk too much.

We are all imperfect. We can not expect perfect government.

A system in which we may have an enforced rest from legislation for two years is not bad.

Action for which I become responsible, or for which my administration becomes responsible, shall be within the law.

As the Republican platforms says, the welfare of the farmer is vital to that of the whole country.

I am in favor of helping the prosperity of all countries because, when we are all prosperous, the trade with each becomes more valuable to the other.

I am president now, and tired of being kicked around.

I do not believe in the divinity of Christ, and there are many other of the postulates of the orthodox creed to which I cannot subscribe.