Will Rogers, fully William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers

Will
Rogers, fully William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers
1879
1935

American Cowboy, Actor, Humorist, Social Commentator and Vaudeville Performer

Author Quotes

When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do, well, that's Memoirs.

You are going to need sales taxes, both Federal and State, income tax, and a lot of other kinds. It’s a great country but you can’t live in it for nothing.

You got to sorter give and take in this old world.

You would be surprised what there is to see in this great country within 200 miles of where any of us live. I don’t care what state or what town.

When you straddle a thing, it takes a long time to explain it.

You buy lots in Los Angeles with the same frequency you would newspapers in other towns. After buying it, you put it back in the hands of the agents again, for don't think you are going to get away with that lot. It has to be sold three or four times that day.

You have a wonderful organization. I understand you have ten thousand here. And if you count the ones in the various federal prisons, it brings your total membership up to around thirty thousand.

You’ve got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that’s out always looks the best.

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

You can be killed just as dead in an unjustified war as you can in one protecting your own home.

You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.

You’ve got to be an optimist to be a Democrat, and You’ve got to be a humorist to stay one.

Whoever wrote the Ten Commandments made ’em short. They may not always be kept but they can be understood.

You can look at half the guy’s stomachs in the world, and you can see they don’t know how to order for themselves.

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

Your mothers get mighty shocked at you girls nowadays, but in her day, her mother was just on the verge of sending her to reform school.

Why don’t they pass a Constitutional Amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as Prohibition did, in five years we will have the smartest people on earth.

You can take a sob story and a stick of candy and lead America right off into the Dead Sea.

You know how Congress is. They’ll vote for anything if the thing they vote for will turn around and vote for them.

Your mothers get mighty shocked at you girls nowadays, but in her day, her mother was just on the

Why don't somebody print the truth about our present economic situation? We spent six years of wild buying on credit -- everything under the sun, whether we needed it or not -- and now we are having to pay for 'em, and we are howling like a pet coon.

You can take any line of business and skill and the ones who do it the best are the ones who get the most money for it.

You know Lincoln's famous remark about God must have loved the common people, because he made so many of them? Well, you are not going to get people's votes nowadays by calling 'em common. Lincoln might have said it, but I bet it was not until after he was elected.

You've got to be optimist to be a Democrat, and you've got to be a humorist to stay one.

Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.

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First Name
Will
Last Name
Rogers, fully William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers
Birth Date
1879
Death Date
1935
Bio

American Cowboy, Actor, Humorist, Social Commentator and Vaudeville Performer