The United States has thirty-two religions but only one dish.
Roger B. Taney (1777-1864): Chief justice of the Supreme Court
The question before us is, whether the class of persons described in the plea in abatement compose a portion of this people, and are constituent members of this sovereignty. We think they are not.... They were at that time considered as a subordinate and inferior class of beings.... They had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.
( Dred Scott v. Sanford, 1857)
James "Corporal" Tanner (1844-1927): Head of veterans' organization and commissioner of pensions
God help the surplus.
(Regarding his plans to pay pensions to Union veterans, 1889)
Harold Taylor (1914-): Canadian-born educator
I know of no time in our history when the gap between the generations has been wider or more potentially dangerous.
(Commencement address, June 1968)
Zachary Taylor (1784-1850): General and twelfth president
Tell him to go to hell.
(Replying to General Santa Anna's demand he surrender his outnumbered army on the eve of the Battle of Buena Vista, 22 February 1847)
A little more grape, Captain Bragg.
(At the battle, 23 February 1847)
Hurrah for Old Kentuck! That's the way to do it. Give them hell, damn them.
(To the 2nd Kentucky Regiment, ibid.)
I will not say I would not serve if the good people were imprudent enough to elect me.
(Accepting Whig nomination for the presidency, July 1848)