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William Taft Quotes

William Taft
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.
William Taft
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William Taft
Anti-Semitism is a noxious weed that should be cut out. It has no place in America.
William Taft
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William Taft
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.
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William Taft
The world is not going to be saved by legislation.
William Taft
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William Taft
Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.
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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.
William Taft
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William Taft
Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution and the one which, united with that of personal liberty, has contributed more to the growth of civilization than any other institution established by the human race.
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#Property #Constitution

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No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.
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William Taft
The President can exercise no power which cannot be fairly and reasonably traced to some specific grant of power . . . in the Federal Constitution or in an act of Congress passed in pursuance thereof. There is no undefined residuum of power which he can exercise because it seems to him to be in the public interest.
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#Exercise

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Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood.
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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.
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As the Republican platforms says, the welfare of the farmer is vital to that of the whole country.
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William Taft
Politics, when I am in it, it makes me sick.
William Taft
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William Taft
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.
William Taft
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William Taft
I am president now, and tired of being kicked around.
William Taft
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William Taft
Substantial progress toward better things can rarely be taken without developing new evils requiring new remedies.
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William Taft
I love judges, and I love courts. They are my ideals, that typify on earth what we shall meet hereafter in heaven under a just God.
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William Taft
Don't sit up nights thinking about making me president for that will never come and I have no ambition in that direction. Any party which would nominate me would make a great mistake.
William Taft
#Ambition

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I have come to the conclusion that the major part of the work of a President is to increase the gate receipts of expositions and fairs and bring tourists to town.
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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
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#Believe

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A government is for the benefit of all the people. . . .
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I think I might as well give up being a candidate. There are so many people in the country who don't like me.
William Taft
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