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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We are always yapping about the 'Good Old Days' and how we look back and enjoy it, but I tell you there is a lot of hooey to it. There is a whole lot of all our past lives that wasn't so hot.

We elect our Presidents, be they Republican or Democrat, then start daring 'em to make good.

We shouldn’t elect a President. We should elect a magician.

What this country needs is more working men and fewer politicians.

When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of algebra.

The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.

The problem ain't what people know. It's what people know that ain't so that's the problem.

The time to save is now. When a dog gets a bone, he doesn't go out and make a down payment on a bigger bone. He buries the one he's got.

There ain't nothing but one thing wrong with every one of us, and that's selfishness.

There is no race of people in the world that can compete with a senator for talking. If I went to the Senate, I couldn’t talk fast enough to answer roll call.

There is people so excited over this election that they think the President has something to do with running this country.

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

Things ain't what they used to be and never were.

Too many people spend money they earned… to buy things they don't want… to impress people that they don't like.

We are here just for a spell and then pass on. So get a few laughs and do the best you can. Live your life so that whenever you lose it, you are ahead.

We got a long-sighted government. When everybody has got money they cut the taxes, and when they're broke they raise 'em.

We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.

What's the matter with the world? Why, there ain't nothing but one word wrong with every one of us, and that's selfishness.

When you are satisfied, you are successful. For that's all there is to success is satisfaction.

The movies cleaned up and they didn’t write editorials against the lawyers for saying they should. If all lawyers are not honest how are clients to tell when they might go to a bad one any more than a movie fan might go to a bad movie? There is no reason of knowing till you go and see. Lawyers is everybody's business the same as the movies are.

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back in your pocket.

The town with the cheapest land and most concrete can have the largest stadium.

There ain't nothing that breaks up homes, country, and nations like somebody publishing their memoirs.

There is no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.

There is some talk of lowering (the income tax), and they will have to. People are not making enough to pay it.

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