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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We may elevate ourselves but we should never reach so high that we would every forget those who helped us get there.

When should a college athlete turn pro? Not until he has earned all he can in college as an amateur.

You can be on the right track and still get run over by the 2:40 from Albuquerque.

You've got to be optimist to be a Democrat, and you've got to be a humorist to stay one.

Many a politician wishes there was a law to burn old records.

Never miss a good chance to shut up.

Now if there is one thing that we do worse than any other nation, it is try and manage somebody else's affairs.

Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment.

Politicians can do more funny things naturally than I can think of to do purposely

Senators are a never-ending source of amusement, amazement, and discouragement.

That's one good thing about wars. It takes smarter men to figure out who loses 'em than it does to start 'em.

The English should give Ireland home rule - and reserve the motion picture rights

The more you observe politics, the more you've got to admit that each party is worse than the other.

The reason political party platforms are so long is that when you straddle anything it takes a long time to explain it.

There are men running governments who shouldn't be allowed to play with matches.

There is only one thing that can kill the movies, and that is education. . . . Some say, what is the salvation of the movies? I say, run 'em backward. It can't hurt 'em and it's worth a trial.

Things will get better despite our efforts to improve them

We are the first nation in the history of the world to go to the poor house in an automobile.

We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.

When the Judgment Day comes civilization will have an alibi, "I never took a human life, I only sold the fellow the gun to take it with."

You can't legislate intelligence and common sense into people

You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is.

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.

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