President William Howard Taft Quotes

William Howard Taft was the 27th president of the United States (1909–1913) and the tenth chief justice of the United States (1921–1930), the only person to have held both offices. Taft was elected president in 1908, the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt, but was defeated for reelection in 1912 by Woodrow Wilson after Roosevelt split the Republican vote by running as a third-party candidate.

Here are some quotes from President;

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

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

“Don’t write so that you can be understood, write so that you can’t be misunderstood.”

“Lawyers are necessary in a community. Some of you…take a different view; but as I am a member of that legal profession, or was at one time, and have only lost standing in it to become a politician, I still retain the pride of the profession. And I still insist that it is the law and the lawyer that make popular government under a written constitution and written statutes possible..”

“We are imperfect. We cannot expect perfect government.”

“Golf in the interest of good health and good manners. It promotes self-restraint and affords a chance to play the man and act the gentleman.”

“A government is for the benefit of all the people.”

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

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


“The prosperity of Masonry as a means of strengthening our religion and propagating true brotherly love, is one of the dearest wishes of my heart, which, I trust, will be gratified by the help of the Grand Architect of the Universe.”

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