William Howard Taft

Cincinnati, Ohio
William Howard Taft
Cincinnati, Ohio

Quotes

11 November 2014
No, the only things which do not bother me are the elements. I can overcome them without a fight. All one has to do to get the best of the elements is to stand pat and one will win.
11 November 2014
That all may be so, but when I begin to exercise that power I am not conscious of the power, but only of the limitations imposed on me.
11 November 2014
It does seem strange that the only place in the government which I would have liked to fill myself I am forced to give to another.
11 November 2014
When the history of this period is written, [William Jennings] Bryan will stand out as one of the most remarkable men of his generation and one of the biggest political men of our country.
11 November 2014
We passed the Children's Bureau bill calculated to prevent children from being employed too early in factories.
11 November 2014
What I am anxious to do is to secure my legislation.... What I want to do is to get through that, and if I can point to a record of usefulness of that kind, I am entirely willing to quit office.
11 November 2014
I do not know much about politics, but I am trying to do the best I can with this administration until the time shall come for me to turn it over to somebody else.
11 November 2014
I don't know whither we are drifting, but I do know where every real thinking patriot will stand in the end, and that's by the Constitution.
11 November 2014
Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that to-day is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
11 November 2014
Action for which I become responsible, or for which my administration becomes responsible, shall be within the law.

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