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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1839
AUTHOR: Sam Rayburn (1882–1961)
QUOTATION: You’ll never get mixed up if you simply tell the truth. Then you don’t have to remember what you have said, and you never forget what you have said.
ATTRIBUTION: Representative SAM RAYBURN, private conversation.—W. B. Ragsdale, “An Old Friend Writes of Rayburn,” U.S. News & World Report, October 23, 1961, p. 72.