Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Sam Rayburn (18821961)
In my many years as a Representative in Congress it is my observation that the district that is best represented is the district that is wise enough to select a man of energy, intelligence, and integrity and reelects him year after year. A man of this type and character serves more efficiently and effectively the longer he is returned by his people.
Speaker of the House SAM RAYBURN, on the weekly radio broadcast, Texas Forum of the Air, November 1, 1942.Congressional Record, November 2, 1942, vol. 88, Appendix, p. A3866.