"No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."William Howard Taft on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."William Howard Taft on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."William Howard Taft on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."William Howard Taft on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."William Howard Taft on Abraham Lincoln
"Failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done is a great weakness in any man."
"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."
"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."