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

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.

You can’t have a picnic unless the party carrying the basket comes.

You know the more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best. My only solution would be to keep em both out one term and hire my good friend Henry Ford to run the whole thing, and give him a commission on what he saves us.

You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is.

Why don't they use a sales tax? That is the only fair and just tax. Have no tax on necessary foods, and moderate priced necessary clothes, but put a tax on every other thing you buy or use. Then the rich fellow who buys more and uses more certainly has no way of getting out of paying his share. Collect it at the source, that is at the manufacturer's. Don't depend on the retailer. Put big taxes on everything of a luxury nature. You do that, and let the working man know the rich have paid before they got it and you will do more than any one thing to settle some of the unrest and dissatisfaction that you hear every day. No slick lawyer or income tax expert can get you out of a sales tax.

You can’t legislate intelligence and common sense into people. You can’t broaden a man’s vision if he wasn’t born with one.

You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

Why even the poor farmer took a raise of another ten percent just to get a loan from the bank, and nobody from the government paid any attention. But you let Wall Street have a nightmare and the whole country has to help to get them back into bed again.

You can’t say that civilization don’t advance... in every war they kill you in a new way.

You know, everybody's ignorant, just on different subjects.

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