Nicholas Longworth Quotes (1 quote)
“An incautious congressman playfully ran his hand over Nick's shiny scalp and commented, 'It feels just like my wife's backside.' Nick instantly repeated the gesture. 'So it does,' he replied.”
Reported in James Brough, Princess Alice: A Biography of Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1975)
“Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.”
Referring to Arturo Ui (representing Adolf Hitler), in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1941)
“I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”
―J. D. Salinger
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters (1955)
“Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions.”
―William O. Douglas
Dissenting, United States v. Wunderlich, 342 U.S. 98, 101 (1951).
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsNicholas Longworth
Born: November 5, 1869
Died: April 9, 1931 (aged 61)
Bio: Nicholas Longworth IV was an American politician in the Republican Party during the first few decades of the 20th century. He served as House Majority Leader from 1923 to 1925 and subsequently as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1925 to 1931.