Joseph G. Cannon Quotes

The pendulum will swing back.

It’s a dammed good thing to remember in politics to stick to your party and never attempt to buy the favor of your enemies at the expense of your friends.

You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear; and you can’t change human nature from intelligent self-interest into pure idealism – not in this life; and if you could, what would be left for paradise?

Nearly all legislation is the result of a compromise.

In legislation we all do a lot of “swapping tobacco across the lines.”