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William Howard Taft
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"He ought more often to have admitted the legal way of reaching the same ends."
- About T Roosevelt

"He ought more often to have admitted the legal way of reaching the same ends."
- About T Roosevelt
 
"Politics, when I am in it, makes me sick."
- Letter to wife
 
"I am older and slower and less acute and more confused. However, as long as things continue as they are, and I am able to answer in my place, I must stay on the court in order to prevent the Bolsheviki from getting control."
- Letter to his brother in 1929 regarding holding his place on the Supreme Court
 
"Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that to-day is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity."
 
"One of the most uncomfortable four months of my life."
- On campaigning for president in 1908
 
"I don't remember that I ever was President."
- On what he considered his greatest honour - the appointment to Chief Justice
 
" I do not believe in the divinity of Christ, and there are many other of the postulates of the orthodox creed to which I cannot subscribe. "
- In a letter declining the presidency of Yale University
 
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