Will Rogers, fully William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers

Rogers, fully William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers

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

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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?

The one that's out always looks the best.

The Republicans always looked bad three years out of four. But the year they look good is election year. A voter don't expect much. If you give him one good year he is satisfied.

The United States never lost a war or won a conference.

There has been war since the beginning of time and we are no smarter than the people that have gone before us. There is apt to be some more war.

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.

There is very little dignity, very little sportsmanship, or very little anything in politics only get the job and hold it.

There's two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works.

This country is bigger than Wall Street. If they don’t believe it, show ’em the map.

Villains are getting as thick as college degrees and sometimes on the same fellow.

We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.

We have some great ideas, but most of 'em come too late to do us any good.

Well the lawyers of the. American Bar Association convention are leaving us. Think they had a good time. Like all conventions, they didn't do a thing. No convention ever did anything. If this country ever becomes civilized the first thing eliminated would be people gadding around to get to a convention. And the humorous thing about `em is they always wait and hold `em in the hottest weather. Convention slogans should be, Let's meet and perspire together.

When I die, my epitaph or whatever you call those signs on gravestones is going to read: "I joked about every prominent man of my time, but I never met a man I didn't like." I am so proud of that I can hardly wait to die so it can be carved. And when you come to my grave you will find me sitting there, proudly reading it.

The one way to detect a feeble-minded man is get one arguing on economics.

The Republicans have their splits right after election and Democrats have theirs just before an election.

The United States Senate opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.

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