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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:251
AUTHOR:Joseph Gurney Cannon (1836–1926)
QUOTATION:Nearly all legislation is the result of compromise.
ATTRIBUTION:Representative JOSEPH G. CANNON, maxim quoted in a tribute to Cannon on his retirement, The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, March 4, 1923.—Congressional Record, March 4, 1923, vol. 64, p. 5714.

  “Uncle Joe” Cannon, who was Speaker of the House 1903–1911, served in the House for 46 years.
SUBJECTS:Compromise
 
 
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