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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1373
AUTHOR: Joseph Gurney Cannon (1836–1926)
QUOTATION: It’s a damned good thing to remember in politics to stick to your party and never attempt to buy the favor of your enemies at the expense of your friends.
ATTRIBUTION: Representative JOSEPH G. CANNON.—L. White Busby, Uncle Joe Cannon, p. 269 (1927).

“Uncle Joe” Cannon, who was Speaker of the House from 1903–1911, served in the House for 46 years.
SUBJECTS: Political parties