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?