Will Rogers, fully William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers

Rogers, fully William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers

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

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The fellow that can only see a week ahead is always the popular fellow, for he is looking with the crowd. But the one that can see years ahead, he has a telescope but he can't make anybody believe that he has it.

The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.

The Republicans have their splits right after election and Democrats have theirs just before an election.

There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.

There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain't a thing.

This country has gotten where it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it. That we have carried as much political bunk as we have and still survived shows we are a super nation.

We can get hot and bothered quicker over nothing, and cool off faster than any nation in the world.

Well, all I know is what I read in the papers.

When they do nothing, they don't hurt anybody. When they do something is when they become dangerous.

You give us long enough to argue over something and we will bring it to you in proofs to show that the Ten Commandments should never be ratified.

Mona Lisa is the only beauty who went through history and retained her reputation.

No matter what you weigh, the little fellow is your equal on a horse.

Old Hollywood is just like a desert water in Africa. Hang around long enough and every kind of animal in the world will drift in for refreshments.

People don't change under governments. Governments change. People remain the same.

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.

So get a few laughs and do the best you can. Don't have an ideal to work for. That's like riding towards the mirage of a lake.

That's what makes us a great nation. We take the little things serious, and the big ones as a joke.

The good old horse-and-buggy days: then you lived until you died and not until you were just run over.

The movies enable an actor not only to act but also to sit down in the theater and clap for himself.

The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em.

There are two things that can disrupt the American economy. One is a war. The other is a meeting of The Federal Reserve Board.

There isn't any finer folks living than a Republican that votes the Democratic ticket.

This Einstein has proven a great comfort to us that always knew we didn?t know much. He has shown us that the fellows that we thought was smart is just as dumb as we are.

We can get mighty rich, but if we haven't got any friends, we will find we are poorer than anybody.

Well, I can understand a man perhaps being eccentric enough to want to own a silk hat.

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