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If we were left solely to the wordy wit of legislators in Congress for our guidance, uncorrected by the seasonal experience and the effectual complaints of the people, America would not long retain her rank among the nations.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

The debates of that great assembly are frequently vague and perplexed, seeming to be dragged rather than to march, to the intended goal. Something of this sort must, I think, always happen in public democratic assemblies.

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1889) French social philosopher.

There are two enemies to every bill proposed in Congress, the fools who favor it and the lunatics who oppose it.

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The Senate is a body of old men charged with high duties and misdemeanors.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American newspaperman and short-story writer.

Great is the power, great is the authority of a senate that is unanimous in its opinions.

Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.

There should be one day when there is open season on senators.

Will Rogers (1879-1935) American humorist and actor.

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.

Will Rogers (1879-1935) American humorist and actor.

With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law, and every time they make a law it's a joke.

Will Rogers (1879-1935) American humorist and actor.