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

We can get hot and bothered quicker over nothing, and cool off faster than any nation in the world.

Well, all I know is what I read in the papers.

When they do nothing, they don't hurt anybody. When they do something is when they become dangerous.

You give us long enough to argue over something and we will bring it to you in proofs to show that the Ten Commandments should never be ratified.

Mona Lisa is the only beauty who went through history and retained her reputation.

No matter what you weigh, the little fellow is your equal on a horse.

Old Hollywood is just like a desert water in Africa. Hang around long enough and every kind of animal in the world will drift in for refreshments.

People don't change under governments. Governments change. People remain the same.

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.

So get a few laughs and do the best you can. Don't have an ideal to work for. That's like riding towards the mirage of a lake.

That's what makes us a great nation. We take the little things serious, and the big ones as a joke.

The good old horse-and-buggy days: then you lived until you died and not until you were just run over.

The movies enable an actor not only to act but also to sit down in the theater and clap for himself.

The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em.

There are two things that can disrupt the American economy. One is a war. The other is a meeting of The Federal Reserve Board.

There isn't any finer folks living than a Republican that votes the Democratic ticket.

This Einstein has proven a great comfort to us that always knew we didn?t know much. He has shown us that the fellows that we thought was smart is just as dumb as we are.

We can get mighty rich, but if we haven't got any friends, we will find we are poorer than anybody.

Well, I can understand a man perhaps being eccentric enough to want to own a silk hat.

When you figure it right down, none of us are in a really essential business but the farmer, and he raises so much that even his business is partly non-essential.

You got to do more than just live in the country to be a Farmer.

Money and women are the most sought after and the least known about of any two things we have

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

Author Picture
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