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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:305
AUTHOR:Mark Twain (1835–1910)
QUOTATION:A jay hasn’t got any more principle than a Congressman. A jay will lie, a jay will steal, a jay will deceive, a jay will betray; and four times out of five, a jay will go back on his solemnest promise.
ATTRIBUTION:MARK TWAIN (Samuel L. Clemens), A Tramp Abroad, vol. 1 (vol. 3 of The Writings of Mark Twain), chapter 2, pp. 25–26 (1879, reprinted 1968).
SUBJECTS:Congressmen
WORKS:Mark (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) Twain Collection
 
 
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