10 William Howard Taft Quotes That Everyone Should Know

William Howard Taft Quotes

William Howard Taft was the 27th president of the United States and had an illustrious public service career. From the time that he became Solicitor General of the United States, until he passed away as the Chief Justice of the the Supreme court, Taft had quotes that will be remembered forever. Most notably, Taft shafted his wisdom through words when he was president from March 4, 1909 to March 4, 1913. Below are the top quotes that stand out and best represent this American icon. 

“The world is not going to be saved by legislation”.

William Howard Taft: Essential Writings and Addresses

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

The Life and Times of William Howard Taft

“Constitutions are checks upon the hasty action of the majority. They are the self-imposed restraints of a whole people upon a majority of them to secure sober action and a respect for the rights of the minority”.

The Collected Works of William Howard Taft: Presidential messages to Congress

“Substantial progress toward better things can rarely be taken without developing new evils requiring new remedies”.

William Howard Taft: Essential Writings and Addresses

“The President cannot make clouds to rain and cannot make the corn to grow. He cannot make business good, although when these things occur, political parties do claim some credit for the good things that have happened in this way”.

William Howard Taft: Essential Writings and Addresses

“I think his greatest fault is his failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done. This is a great weakness in any man”.

Taft and Roosevelt: The intimate letters of Archie Butt

“Don't worry over what the newspapers say. I don't. Why should anyone else? I told the truth to the newspaper correspondents - but when you tell the truth to them they are at sea”.

The Life and Times of William Howard Taft

“We are all dependent upon the investment of capital”.

William Howard Taft: Essential Writings and Addresses

“The diplomacy of the present administration has sought to respond to the modern idea of commercial intercourse. This policy has been characterized as substituting dollars for bullets”.

The Collected Works of William Howard Taft: Presidential messages to Congress

“Politics, when I am in it, makes me sick”.

Taft and Roosevelt: The intimate letters of Archie Butt


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