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 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.

Wish all the Farmers would move to town one year, that's the only way I know to clear the thing up.

You could be the World's greatest orator and if you don't say anything while orating, they are going to walk out on you after a while.

You see in the old days there was mighty few things bought on credit. Your taste had to be in harmony with your income, for it had never been any other way. I think buying autos on credit has driven more folks to (rob banks) as a regular means of livelihood than any other contributing cause... I don't reckon there has ever been a time in American homes when there was as much junk in 'em as there is today. Even our own old shack has got more junk in it that has never been used, or looked at than a storage place. Most everybody has got more than they used to have, but they haven’t got as much as they thought they ought to have. So it's all a disappointment more than a catastrophe. If we could just call back the last two or three years and do our buying a little more carefully why we would be O.K.

When you find yourself in a hole, quit digging.

With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law, and every time they make a law it's a joke.

You could keep politics clean if you could figure out some way so your government never hired anyone.

You see, all these laws that they are having so much trouble wondering if they are constitutional, they were all drawn up by lawyers. For almost two-thirds of the membership of the House and Senate are lawyers.

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

Woe be to a weak nation if they live by a strong one.

You could transfer Congress over to run Standard Oil or General Motors, and they would have both things bankrupt in two years.

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

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

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

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

You wire the state or the federal government that our cow or dog is sick and they will send out experts from Washington and appropriate money to eradicate the cause. You wire them that your baby has the diphtheria or scarlet fever and see what they do....why can’t we get a government to at least do for a child’s protection, what they do for a cow or a hog?

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.

Author Picture
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