Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
William Howard Taft (18571930)
In the public interest, therefore, it is better that we lose the services of the exceptions who are good Judges after they are seventy and avoid the presence on the Bench of men who are not able to keep up with the work, or to perform it satisfactorily.
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, Popular Government: Its Essence, Its Permanence and Its Perils, chapter 7, p. 159 (1913).