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 will never be a time when the old horse is not superior to any auto ever made.

This is the only country that ever went to the poorhouse in an automobile.

We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.

What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.

When you get into trouble 5,000 miles from home, you?ve got to have been looking for it.

You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.

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.

One Ad is worth more to a paper than forty Editorials.

People only learn through two things. One is reading and the other is association with smarter people

Politics is the ruination of the country. Elect me for life, then they won't have to cater to any interest. If you elect one party to power, why the other party don't do any useful work for the next 4 years, only try to work some scheme to get back in. But if they were elected for life they wouldn't have to worry. The minute a man knows he can't get a political job, he may turn to something useful. A business that's doing well don't change people every 4 years. A man don't no more than get into the White House and learn where the Ice Box is than he has to get out again, then he is never any good for hard work again.

So when all the yielding and objections is over, the other Senator said, "I object to the remarks of a professional joker being put into the Congressional Record." Taking a dig at me, see? They didn't want any outside fellow contributing. Well, he had me wrong. Compared to them I'm an amateur, and the thing about my jokes is that they don't hurt anybody. You can say they're not funny or they're terrible or they're good or whatever it is, but they don't do no harm. But with Congress ? every time they make a joke it's a law. And every time they make a law it's a joke.

The best doctor in the world is a veterinarian. He can't ask his patients what is the matter -- he's got to just know.

The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.

The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.

There is good news from Washington today. Congress is deadlocked and can't act.

There?s only one thing that can kill the movies, and that?s education.

This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die. Prolonged life has ruined more men than it ever made.

We changed with the times, so we can't blame the children for just joining the times without even having to change.

What would we say if the Chinese sent a gunboat with their marines up the Mississippi River claiming they were protecting their laundries in Memphis?

When you give a lesson in meanness to a critter or a person, don't be surprised if they learn their lesson

You know you've got to exercise your brain just like your muscles.

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back in

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