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

Maybe ain't ain't so correct, but I notice that lots of folks who ain't using ain't ain't eating.

Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

Nowadays it is about as big a crime to be dumb as it is to be dishonest.

People are getting smarter nowadays; they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide.

Politicians, after all, are not over a year behind public opinion.

Shrewdness in Public Life all over the World is always honored, while honesty in Public Men is generally attributed to Dumbness and is seldom rewarded.

That's one thing about Republican Presidents. They never went in much for plans. They only had one plan. It says "Boys, my head is turned. Just get it while you can."

The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer.

The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best.

The Republicans always looked bad three years out of four. But the year they look good is election year. A voter don't expect much. If you give him one good year he is satisfied.

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

There is something about a Republican that you can only stand him for so long; and on the other hand, there is something about a Democrat that you can't stand him quite that long.

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as we do when the baby gets hold of the hammer. It's just a question of how much damage he can do with it before we can take it away from him.

We are the first nation to starve to death in a storehouse that's overfilled with everything we want.

We'll show the world we are prosperous if we have to go broke to do it.

When the Oakies left Oklahoma and moved to California, it raised the I.Q. of both states.

You can't say civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.

You've never in your life seen a picture, I bet any one of you, never seen a picture of one of these old Pilgrims praying when they didn't have a gun right by the side of them. That was to see that he got what he was praying for.

Mayor Scott and I go to the same church. He's a friend of mine... I just think I can provide stronger leadership.

No man is great if he thinks he is.

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.

People are marvelous in their generosity if they just know the cause is there.

Politics ain't worrying this country one-tenth as much as where to find a parking space

So cheer up. Let's all be friends again. One of the evils of democracy is you have to put up with the man you elect whether you want him or not. That's why we call it democracy.

That's the trouble with a politician's life-somebody is always interrupting it with an election.

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First Name
Will
Last Name
Rogers, fully William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers
Birth Date
1879
Death Date
1935
Bio

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