Quotation by William Howard Taft

I know this, and I know it from actual experience in the Orient, that the progress of modern Christian civilization has largely depended on the earnest hard work of the Christian missions of every denomination.
William Howard Taft (1857–1930), U.S. president. Address at Glenwood Mission Inn, Riverside, California, October 12, 1909. Presidential Addresses and State Papers of William Howard Taft, from March 4, 1909, to March 4, 1910, 1: 350-351, Doubleday, Page & Company (1910).
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