Sam Rayburn

Sam Rayburn

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Author Profession: US Rep (TX)
Born: January 06, 1882
Died: November 16, 1961
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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A jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build one.

You'll never get mixed up if you simply tell the truth. Then you don't have to remember what you have said, and you never forget what you have said.

No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut.

Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.

If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is.

Too many critics mistake the deliberations of the Congress for its decisions.

You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.

When you get too big a majority, you're immediately in trouble.'

A damn independent boy; independent as a hog on ice.

I like power and I like to use it.

If you want to get along, go along.

Son, always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time.

The real actor has a direct line to the collective heart.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

If I gave you any thought I probably would. Peter Lorre

I never understood a word John Cassavetes said. And I think he did that deliberately. Peter Falk bio

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