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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1351
AUTHOR: William Howard Taft (1857–1930)
QUOTATION: We are all imperfect. We can not expect perfect government.
ATTRIBUTION: President WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, address at a banquet given in his honor by the Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce of Washington, D.C., May 8, 1909.—Presidential Addresses and State Papers of William Howard Taft, vol. 1, chapter 7, p. 82 (1910).
SUBJECTS: Perfection