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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Our investigations have always contributed more to our amusement than they have to knowledge.

Playing the hero is the shortest career you can have.

Say as little as possible while appearing to be awake.

Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.

The Democrats are going to change the name of the Hoover Dam. That is the silliest thing I ever heard of in politics . . . Lord if they feel that way about it, I don't see why they don't just reverse the two words.

The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover didn?t know that money trickled up. Give it to the people at the bottom and the people at the top will have it before night, anyhow. But it will at least have passed through the poor fellow's hands.

The problem ain't what people know. It's what people know that ain't so that's the problem.

The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don't let it get the best of you.

There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.

Things ain't what they used to be and never were.

We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can.

We hold the distinction of being the only nation in the history of the world that went to the poor-house in an automobile.

When I was a kid I was told anyone could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.

Wrigley was the first man to discover that American jaws must wag; so why not give them something to wag against.

You should never try and teach a pig to read for two reasons. First, it's impossible; and secondly, it annoys the hell out of the pig!

Lord, the money we do spend on Government and it's not one bit better than the government we got for one-third the money twenty years ago

Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

Nothing you can't spell will ever work.

Our public men are speaking every day on something, but they ain't saying anything.

Political elections are a good deal like marriages, there's no accounting for anyone's taste

See they conducted experiments on convicts... I don't know on what grounds they reason a man in jail is a bigger liar than one out of jail... The chances are telling the truth is what got him there... It would be a big aid to humanity, but it will never be, for already the politicians are up in arms against it... It would wreck the very foundation on which our political government is run... If you ever injected truth into politics you'd have no politics ? Even the ministers are denouncing it now ? Humanity is not yet ready for either real truth or real harmony.

Technocracy wants to do everything by machinery. . . . Machinery is doing just fine. If it can't kill you, it will put you out of work.

The difference between a Republican and a Democrat is the Democrat is a cannibal -- they have to live off each other--while the Republicans, why, they live off the Democrats.

The more ignorant you are, the quicker you fight.

The public perceives there are problems with the water system, and with the efficiency of the system. We need some leadership and to provide expertise in the area of efficiency.

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