"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."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."William Howard Taft on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."William Howard Taft on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."William Howard Taft on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."William Howard Taft on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."William Howard Taft on Joseph Stalin
"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."
"No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people."
"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."