Boss Tweed

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When one subtracts from life infancy (which is vegetation), sleep, eating and swilling, buttoning and unbuttoning—how much remains of downright existence? The summer of a dormouse.
Lord Byron
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William Marcy Tweed (3 April 1823 - 12 April 1878), known as Boss Tweed, was an American politician and political boss of Tammany Hall who became an icon of urban political machines.


  • I don't care who does the electing, so long as I get to do the nominating.
  • I don't care a straw for your newspaper articles, my constituents don't know how to read, but they can't help seeing them damned pictures.
    • On political cartoons
  • The way to have power is to take it.
  • As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it?

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