Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.
...I never can think of Judas Iscariot without losing my temper. To my mind Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature, Congressman.
("Foster's Case", New York Tribune, 3/10/1873)