Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
James Abram Garfield (183181)
There is something peculiar in the temper of the House. A clear strong statement of a case if made too soon or too late fails. If well made at the right time it is effective. It is a nice point to study the right time.
Representative JAMES A. GARFIELD, journal entry on June 12, 1874.Theodore C. Smith, The Life and Letters of James Abram Garfield, vol. 1, p. 511 (1925).