Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Joseph Gurney Cannon (18361926)
The pendulum will swing back.
Representative JOSEPH G. CANNON, maxim indicating that in life and politics the things detested today may be praised tomorrow. 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 19031911, served in the House for 46 years.