"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."
"A joke is a very serious thing."William Howard Taft on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."William Howard Taft on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."William Howard Taft on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."William Howard Taft on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."William Howard Taft on Henry Ward Beecher
"Failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done is a great weakness in any man."
"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."