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


I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses. - Victor Hugo


Imagine a congress of eminent celebrities such as Moore, Bacon, Grotius, Pascal, Cromwell, Bossuet, Montesquieu, Jefferson, Napoleon, Pitt, etc. They would be an Encyclopedia of Errors. - John Dalberg [Lord Acton]


The budget is a mythical bean bag. Congress votes mythical beans into it, and then tries to reach in and pull real beans out. - Will Rogers


I've never had much enthusiasm for pornography. Watching people have congress is a bit like watching people eat, in that eating is both necessary and satisfying, but when watching someone else do it, you just want to tell them to chew with their mouth closed. (How to be a Porn Star) - Matt Labash


They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men. - Clare Boothe Luce


The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument. - Newt Gingrich


There is but one way for a president to deal with Congress, and that is continuously, incessantly, and without interruption. If it is really going to work, the relationship has got to be almost incestuous. - Lyndon Baines Johnson


Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt