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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1418
AUTHOR: Joseph Gurney Cannon (1836–1926)
QUOTATION: The pendulum will swing back.
ATTRIBUTION: Representative JOSEPH G. CANNON, maxim indicating that in life and politics the things detested today may be praised tomorrow. Quoted in a tribute to Cannon on his retirement, The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, March 4, 1923.—Congressional Record, March 4, 1923, vol. 64, p. 5714.

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