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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There ain't nothing that breaks up homes, country, and nations like somebody publishing their memoirs.

There is one thing about Englishmen, they won't fix anything till it's just about totally ruined. You couldn't get the English to fix anything at the start. No! They like to sit and watch it grow worse. Then, when it just looks like the whole thing has gone up Salt Creek, why, the English jump in and rescue it.

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

We are always saying let the law take its course, but what we mean is 'Let the law take our course.'

We know lots of things we didn't use to know but we don't know any way to prevent 'em from happening

When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds.

You can be killed just as dead in an unjustified war as you can in one protecting your own home.

You should pay on things that you buy outside of bare necessities. I think this sales tax is the best tax we have had in years.

Make crime pay. Become a Lawyer.

Never let yesterday use up too much of today.

Now everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody Else, but when it happens to you, why it seems to lose some of its Humor, and if it keeps on happening, why the entire laughter kinder Fades out of it.

Outside of traffic, there is nothing that has held this country back as much as committees.

Politicians are dumb, but they can count to 50% plus 1.

See what will happen if you don't stop biting your fingernails?

Ten men in our country could buy the whole world and ten million can't buy enough to eat.

The difference between death and taxes is death doesn?t get worse every time Congress meets.

The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That's one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.

There are 2 theories to arguing with a woman... neither works.

There is only one redeeming thing about this whole election. It will be over at sundown, and let everybody pray that it's not a tie, for we couldn't go through with this thing again.

Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.

We are here just for a spell and then pass on. So get a few laughs and do the best you can. Live your life so that whenever you lose it, you are ahead.

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.

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