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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1503
AUTHOR: Thomas Brackett Reed (1839–1902)
QUOTATION: Representative William McK. Springer, remarks in the House, quoting Henry Clay: “As for me, I would rather be right than be President.”

Reed: “Well, the gentleman will never be either.”
ATTRIBUTION: Representative THOMAS B. REED.—Samuel W. McCall, The Life of Thomas Brackett Reed, chapter 21, p. 246 (1914).
SUBJECTS: Presidency