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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Peter Stone (1930–)
QUOTATION: I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a congress.
ATTRIBUTION: PETER STONE, book, and SHERMAN EDWARDS, music and lyrics, 1776, A Musical Play, scene I. John Adams speaks these lines to open the play.
SUBJECTS: Congress