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

We don't seem to be able to (stop) crime, so why not legalize it and put a heavy tax on it. We have taxed other industries out of business; it might work here.

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 the Okies left Oklahoma and moved to California, they raised the average intelligence levels in both states.

The more you read and observe about this politics thing, the more you've got to admit that each party's worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best.

The platform will always be the same, promise everything, deliver nothing.

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.

There will never be a time when the old horse is not superior to any auto ever made.

They want peace. But they want a gun to get it with.

This would be a great world to dance in if we didn't have to pay the fiddler.

We are always saying: Let the Law take its Course but what we really mean is: Let the Law take OUR Course.

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.

We should never reach so high that we would ever forget those who helped us get there.

What the Secretary of Agriculture is trying to do is to teach the farmer corn acreage control, and the hogs birth control, and one is just as hard to make understand it as the other.

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 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.

The president says, 'There is lots of people worse off than the Farmers.' I don't know who it could be unless it is the fellow who holds the Mortgages on the Farms.

The time ain’t far off when a woman won’t know any more than a man.

There ain’t nothing to life but satisfaction.

There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail. They are always yapping about “public service.” It’s public jobs that they are looking for.

There is only one thing that can kill the Movies, and that is education.

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

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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