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  •  more Mark Twain quotes about Congress: priceless. (1+ / 0-)
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    Fleas can be taught nearly anything that a Congressman can. - What Is Man?

    ...the smallest minds and the selfishest souls and the cowardliest hearts that God makes. - Letter fragment, 1891

    Congressman is the trivialist distinction for a full grown man. - Notebook #14, Nov. 1877 - July 1878

    All Congresses and Parliaments have a kindly feeling for idiots, and a compassion for them, on account of personal experience and heredity. - Mark Twain's Autobiography; also in Mark Twain in Eruption

    It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress. - Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar

    It is the foreign element that commits our crimes. There is no native criminal class except Congress. - More Maxims of Mark, compiled by Johnson, 1927

    Whiskey is carried into committee rooms in demijohns and carried out in demagogues. - Notebook, 1868

    ...I never can think of Judas Iscariot without losing my temper. To my mind Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature, Congressman. - "Foster's Case," New York Tribune, 10 March 1873

    Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. - Mark Twain, a Biography

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