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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Sam Rayburn (1882–1961)
QUOTATION: Don’t try to go too fast. Learn your job. Don’t ever talk until you know what you’re talking about…. If you want to get along, go along.
ATTRIBUTION: Speaker of the House SAM RAYBURN.—Neil MacNeil, Forge of Democracy, the House of Representatives, p. 129 (1963).

“This was Rayburn’s traditional advice to freshmen, many times repeated, and reflected his view of the House of Representatives” (note 13 to chapter 6, p. 461).
SUBJECTS: Congress—House of Representatives