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

Popularity is the easiest thing in the world to gain and it is the hardest thing to hold.

Spinnin' a rope is fun, if your neck ain't in it.

The best way out of a difficulty is through it.

The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has. Even when you make a tax form out on the level, you don't know when it's through if you are a crook or a martyr.

The only real diplomacy ever performed by a diplomat is in deceiving their own people after their dumbness has got them into a war.

The time to save is now. When a dog gets a bone, he doesn't go out and make a down payment on a bigger bone. He buries the one he's got.

There is no income tax in Russia. But there's no income.

There's no way in the world you're going to make a political party respectable unless you keep it out of office.

This would be a great world to dance in if we didn?t have to pay the fiddler.

We don?t know what we want, but we?re ready to bite somebody to get it.

When an Okie moves to California, he raises the IQ of both states.

When you're through learning, you're through.

You must judge a man's greatness by how much he will be missed.

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.

Mothers are the only race of people that speak the same tongue. A mother in Manchuria could converse with a mother in Nebraska and never miss a word.

Noah must have taken into the Ark two taxes, one male and one female. And did they multiply bountifully! Next to guinea pigs, taxes must have been the most prolific animals.

One thing we got to be thankful for our Soldiers can win wars faster than our Diplomats can talk us into them,

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing

Pretending is indeed the Washington game. Pretend independence, for instance. Recall House Speaker Sam Rayburn's attributed standard greeting to new Democrat members of Congress, per: Remember, to get along, go along.... There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.

Statesmen think they make history; but history makes itself and drags the statesmen along.

The best way to make a fire with two sticks is to make sure one of them is a match.

The Lord so constituted everybody that no matter what color you are you require the same amount of nourishment

The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.

The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.

There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.

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