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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San Francisco? the city that never was a town.

Sure must be a great consolation to the poor people who lost their stock in the late crash to know that it has fallen in the hands of Mr. Rockefeller, who will take care of it and see it has a good home and never be allowed to wander around unprotected again. There is one rule that works in every calamity. Be it pestilence, war, or famine, the rich get richer and poor get poorer. The poor even help arrange it.

The Democrats and Republicans are equally corrupt -- it's only in the amount where the Republicans excel.

The minute you read something that you can't understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer.

The only way you can beat the lawyers is to die with nothing.

The whole thing about the women is, they lust to be misunderstood.

There is nothing as easy as denouncing... It don?t take much to see that something is wrong but it does take some eyesight to see what will put it right again.

They used to take your horse and if they were caught they got hung for it. Now if they take your car and if they are caught it's a miracle.

We always want the best man to win an election. Unfortunately, he never runs.

We have the best Congress money can buy.

When I first started out to write and misspelled a few words, people said I was plain ignorant. But when I got all the words wrong, they declared I was a humorist.

Worrying is like paying on a debt that may never come due.

You shake a slogan at an American and it's just like showing a hungry dog a bone.

Lord, let me live until I die.

My own mother died when I was 10 years old. My folks have told me that what little humor I have comes from her. I can't remember her humor, but I can remember her love and understanding of me. Of course, the mother I know the most about is the mother of our little group. She has been for 22 years trying to raise to maturity four children, three by birth and one by marriage. While she hasn't done a good job, the poor soul has done all that mortal human could do with the material she had to work with.

Nothing makes a man or body of men as mad as the truth. If there is no truth in it they laugh it off.

Our investigations have always contributed more to our amusement than they have to knowledge.

Playing the hero is the shortest career you can have.

Say as little as possible while appearing to be awake.

Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.

The Democrats are going to change the name of the Hoover Dam. That is the silliest thing I ever heard of in politics . . . Lord if they feel that way about it, I don't see why they don't just reverse the two words.

The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover didn?t 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.

The problem ain't what people know. It's what people know that ain't so that's the problem.

The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don't let it get the best of you.

There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.

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