Sam Rayburn

(Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn)

Sam Rayburn
Sam Rayburn
  • Born: January 6, 1882
  • Died: November 16, 1961
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

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A damn independent boy; independent as a hog on ice. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
A jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build one. Legislating & Legislative Process
Always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time. Miscellaneous
Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one. Legislating & Legislative Process ;Congress & State Legislatures
Don’t ever talk until you know what you’re talking about… Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I just wish that he had just one time run for dog catcher.
If you want to get along, go along. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
No politician has ever been defeated by a speech he didn’t give. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
The district that is best represented is the district that is wise enough to select a man of energy, intelligence, and integrity and reelects him year after year. Voters, Voting & Elections
Too many critics mistake the deliberations of the Congress for its decisions. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too. Leaders & Leadership
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
I like power and I like to use it. Power
If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is.
No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut.
Son, always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time. Truth ;Time
The real actor has a direct line to the collective heart.
When you get too big a majority, you're immediately in trouble.'
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. Truth

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