Thomas Brackett Reed

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  • ''To say that a thing has never yet been done among men is to erect a barrier stronger than reason, stronger than discussion.''
    Thomas Brackett Reed (1839-1902), U.S. Republican politician. Speech, April 12, 1878, to the House of Representatives.
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  • ''They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.''
    Thomas Brackett Reed (1839-1902), U.S. lawyer, politician. Quoted in The Life of Thomas Brackett Reed, ch. 21, Samuel W. McCall (1914). Referring to two colleagues in the House of Representatives.

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