William Howard Taft quotes talk about his life as the President of the United States of America and about some of the issues he dealt with while in office. His quotes also mention what he said after losing to Woodrow Wilson as he lost by a large margin. He also touched on personal issues and other things that just relate to everyday life. Below are a number of William Howard Taft quotes to examine.
“Too many people don't care what happens so long as it doesn't happen to them."
“We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage."
“Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood."
“We can't have a decent government unless those in power exercise self restraint."
“Repeat mantra: Donuts are not vitamins, donuts are not."
“Enthusiasm for a cause sometimes warps judgment."
“No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people."
“If they will play fair I will play fair, but if they won't then I reserve all my rights to do anything I find myself able to do."
“The man with the average mentality, but with control, with a definite goal, and a clear conception of how it can be gained, and above all, with the power of application and labor, wins in the end."
“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."
“Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever."
“The cheerful loser is a sort of winner."
“Anti-Semitism is a noxious weed that should be cut out. It has no place in America."
“The trouble with me is that I like to talk too much."
“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."
William Howard Taft Presidency
William Howard Taft was the 27th President of America and 10th Chief Justice of the United States. It is said that no other person held both offices as he was president from 1909 to 1913 and the other office from 1921 to 1930. Taft was chosen by the former president, Theodore Roosevelt as his replacement. Taft eventually died of Cardiovascular disease in 1930 and was known to be overweight weighing in at 350 pounds.
William Howard Taft Facts
William Howard Taft facts include the rumor that he got stuck in a White House bathtub because of his size. However, he was best known for his achievements as a politician despite saying he hated politics. He served a term as president and then served about 10 years as Chief Justice before his death. Taft also served as the Solicitor General for two years and Secretary of War prior to becoming president. He served as civilian governor of the Philippines under William McKinley from 1901 till 1903, but still oversaw the running of the country for 13 years.