William Taft Quotes

19 William Taft quotes:

"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."
Author: Taft Quotes Category: Exercise Quotes
"No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people."
"Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood."
"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."
"I am president now, and tired of being kicked around."
"Substantial progress toward better things can rarely be taken without developing new evils requiring new remedies."
"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."
"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."
Author: Taft Quotes Category: American President Quotes Conclusion Quotes
"I think I might as well give up being a candidate. There are so many people in the country who don't like me."
"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."
"I am afraid I am a constant disappointment to my party. The fact of the matter is, the longer I am president the less of a party man I seem to become."
"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."
"A government is for the benefit of all the people. . . ."
Author: Taft Quotes Category: Benefit Quotes
"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."
Author: Taft Quotes Category: Constitution Quotes Property Quotes
"Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever."
"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."
"The world is not going to be saved by legislation."
Author: Taft Quotes Category: American President Quotes Legislation Quotes
"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."

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