Will Rogers, fully William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers
Rogers, fully William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers
American Cowboy, Actor, Humorist, Social Commentator and Vaudeville Performer
We owe more money than any Nation in the World, and we are LOWERING TAXES. When is the time to pay off a debt if it is not when you are doing well? You let a Politician return home from Washington and announce, 'Boys we lowered your taxes. We had to borrow the money to do it, but we did it.' Say, they would elect him for life.
What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.
When Wall Street took that tail spin, you had to stand in line to get a window to jump out of, and speculators were selling space for bodies in the East River... You know there is nothing that hollers as quick and as loud as a gambler.
The small town is passing. It was the incubator that hatched all our big men (meaning leaders), and that's why we haven't got as many big men today as we used to have. Take every small-town-raised (leader) out of business and you would have nobody left running it but vice-presidents.
There ain’t any finer folks living than a Republican that votes the Democratic ticket.
There is no less sickness, no less earthquakes, no less progress, no less inventions, no less morality, no less Christianity under one than the other. They are all the same. It won’t make 50 cents difference to a one of you. Unless you’re foolish enough to bet on it.
There is only one sure way of stopping war, that is to see that every “statesman” has the same chance to reflect after it’s over that these boys making “poppies” have had.