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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1137
AUTHOR: Joseph Gurney Cannon (1836–1926)
QUOTATION: A majority can do anything.
ATTRIBUTION: Representative JOSEPH G. CANNON, maxim 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: Majority