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

There are men running governments who shouldn't be allowed to play with matches.

There is not a better day in the world to be spent than with a lot of wise old cowmen around barbecued beef, black coffee and good free holy beans.

There is something about a Republican that you can only stand him just so long; and on the other hand, there is something about a Democrat that you can't stand him quite that long.

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the entire government working for you.

Things will get better-despite our efforts to improve them.

Trouble with American transportation is that you can get somewhere quicker than you can think of a reason for going there. What we need now is a new excuse to go somewhere.

We are the first nation to starve to death in a storehouse that's overfilled with everything we want.

We have been just going like a house afire, and we couldn’t see any reason why we shouldn’t keep right on burning. Our tastes were acquired on credit, and we wanted to keep on enjoying 'em on credit.

We’ll hold the distinction of being the only Nation in the history of the world that ever went to the poor house in an automobile.

When a party can't think of anything else they always fall back on Lower Taxes. It has a magic sound to a voter, just like Fairyland is spoken of and dreamed of by all children. But no child has ever seen it; neither has any voter ever lived to see the day when his taxes were lowered. Presidents have been promising lower taxes since Washington crossed the Delaware by hand in a row boat. But our taxes have gotten bigger and their boats have gotten larger until now the President crosses the Delaware in his private yacht.

The old horse is coming back in a high lope. Thousands of people are riding a horse today that five years ago couldn't sit in a Ford with all the doors locked.

The reason political party platforms are so long is that when you straddle anything it takes a long time to explain it.

The truth can hurt you worse in an election than about anything that could happen to you.

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

There is not a man in the country that can’t make a living for himself and family. But he can’t make a living for them and his government, too, the way his government is living. What the government has got to do is live as cheap as the people.

There is two things that can disrupt business in this country. One is War, and the other is a meeting of the Federal Reserve Bank.

There's only one thing that can kill the movies, and that's education.

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.

Try to live your life so that you wouldn't be afraid to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.

We can get hot and bothered quicker over nothing, and cool off faster than nay nation in the world.

We have it on the best of our information that taxes will be relieved, but not until after your death.

Well I wish he could have read a so-called humorist's mail. Never did I have so much approving mail on one article, and not a half dozen dissenting ones, and they were from lawyers. Every layman approved. It batted about 98 per cent.

When an Office Holder, or one that has been found out, can’t think of anything to deliver a speech on, he always falls back on the good old subject, AMERICANISM.

The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

The Republican platform promises to do better. I don’t think they have done so bad. Everybody’s broke but them.

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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