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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1503
AUTHOR:Thomas Brackett Reed (1839–1902)
QUOTATION:Representative William McK. Springer, remarks in the House, quoting Henry Clay: “As for me, I would rather be right than be President.”

  Reed: “Well, the gentleman will never be either.”
ATTRIBUTION:Representative THOMAS B. REED.—Samuel W. McCall, The Life of Thomas Brackett Reed, chapter 21, p. 246 (1914).
SUBJECTS:Presidency
 
 
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