"Failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done is a great weakness in any man."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."William Howard Taft on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."William Howard Taft on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."William Howard Taft on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."William Howard Taft on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."William Howard Taft on Steve Jobs
"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."
"No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people."
"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."
"Politics makes me sick."
"I do not know much about politics, but I am trying to do the best I can with this administration until the time shall come for me to turn it over to somebody else."