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

No nation ever had two better friends than we have. You know who they are? The Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.

People love high ideals, but they got to be about 33-percent plausible

Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with nowadays.

So let's be honest with ourselves and not take ourselves too serious, and never condemn the other fellow for doing what we are doing every day, only in a different way.

The 1928 Republican Convention opened with a prayer. If the Lord can see His way clear to bless the Republican Party the way it's been carrying on, then the rest of us ought to get it without even asking.

The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation.

The nation is prosperous on the whole, but how much prosperity is there in a hole?

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.

There comes Coolidge and does nothing and retires a hero, not only because he hadn't done anything, but because he had done it better than anyone

There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators.

This election was lost four and five and six years ago not this year. They dident start thinking of the old common fellow till just as they started out on the election tour. The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover was an engineer. He knew that water trickled down. Put it uphill and let it go and it will reach the dryest little spot. But he dident 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. They saved the big banks but the little ones went up the flue.

We can make this thing into a Party, instead of a Memory.

What he needs is some way to pay back. Not some way to borrow more.

When you find yourself in a hole, quit digging.

You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.

Let Wall Street have a nightmare and the whole country has to help get them back in bed again

Money, horse racing and women, three things the boys just can't figure out.

No nation ought to be allowed to enter into a war until it's paid for the last one.

Once a man holds public office he is absolutely no good for honest work.

People often ask me, 'Will, where do you get your jokes?' I just tell 'em, 'Well, I watch the government and report the facts, that is all I do, and I don't even find it necessary to exaggerate.

Politics is applesauce.

So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.

The American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity.

The health of nations is more important than the wealth of nations.

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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