Will Rogers, fully William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers

Will
Rogers, fully William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers
1879
1935

American Cherokee Cowboy, Comedian, Social Commentator, Vaudeville Actor, Motion Picture Actor

Author Quotes

Let Wall Street have a nightmare and the whole country has to help get them back in bed again

Money, horse racing and women, three things the boys just can't figure out.

No nation ought to be allowed to enter into a war until it's paid for the last one.

Once a man holds public office he is absolutely no good for honest work.

People often ask me, 'Will, where do you get your jokes?' I just tell 'em, 'Well, I watch the government and report the facts, that is all I do, and I don't even find it necessary to exaggerate.

Politics is applesauce.

So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.

The American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity.

The health of nations is more important than the wealth of nations.

The one that can see years ahead has a telescope, but he can't make anybody believe that he has it.

The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.

There have been three great inventions since the beginning of time: fire, the wheel, and central banking

There will never be a time when the old horse is not superior to any auto ever made.

This is the only country that ever went to the poorhouse in an automobile.

We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.

What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.

When you get into trouble 5,000 miles from home, you?ve got to have been looking for it.

You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back in

More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.

No party is as bad as its leaders.

One Ad is worth more to a paper than forty Editorials.

People only learn through two things. One is reading and the other is association with smarter people

Politics is the ruination of the country. Elect me for life, then they won't have to cater to any interest. If you elect one party to power, why the other party don't do any useful work for the next 4 years, only try to work some scheme to get back in. But if they were elected for life they wouldn't have to worry. The minute a man knows he can't get a political job, he may turn to something useful. A business that's doing well don't change people every 4 years. A man don't no more than get into the White House and learn where the Ice Box is than he has to get out again, then he is never any good for hard work again.

So when all the yielding and objections is over, the other Senator said, "I object to the remarks of a professional joker being put into the Congressional Record." Taking a dig at me, see? They didn't want any outside fellow contributing. Well, he had me wrong. Compared to them I'm an amateur, and the thing about my jokes is that they don't hurt anybody. You can say they're not funny or they're terrible or they're good or whatever it is, but they don't do no harm. But with Congress ? every time they make a joke it's a law. And every time they make a law it's a joke.

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First Name
Will
Last Name
Rogers, fully William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers
Birth Date
1879
Death Date
1935
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American Cherokee Cowboy, Comedian, Social Commentator, Vaudeville Actor, Motion Picture Actor