Will Rogers

Will Rogers

William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was a stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator.

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Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.

Even if you're on the right track you'll get run over if you just sit there.

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

I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they now do.

Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.

There is nothing so stupid as the educated man, if you get him off the thing he was educated in.

If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?

If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back in.

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.

America is a nation that conceives many odd inventions for getting somewhere, but it can think of nothing to do once it gets there.

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

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few.

There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.

Good judgment comes from experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

You've got to go out on a limb sometimes, because that's where the fruit is.

Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators.

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock.

People are getting smarter nowadays, they are letting lawyers instead of their conscience be their guide.

An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.

It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for.

You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way.

One Ad is worth more to a paper than forty Editorials.

Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn't have to advertise it.

There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators.

When the Oakies left Oklahoma and moved to California it raised the I.Q. of both states.

A holding company is a thing where you hand an accomplice the goods while the policeman searches you.

A man only learns in two ways one by reading and the other by association with smarter people.

Communism to me is one-third practice and two-thirds explanation.

I read about eight newspapers in a day. When I'm in a town with only one newspaper I read it eight times.

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.

It's not what you pay a man but what he costs you that counts.

Everybody is ignorant only on different subjects.

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.

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

Now if there is one thing that we do worse than any other nation it is try and manage somebody else's affairs.

Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches.

When should a college athlete turn pro? Not until he has earned all he can in college as an amateur.

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.

Worrying is like paying on a debt that may never come due.

I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.

The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.

An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out.

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did why in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth.

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.

The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That's one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.

It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble it's what we know that ain't so.

Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.

Last year we said 'Things can't go on like this' and they didn't they got worse.

The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer.

In Hollywood you can see things at night that are fast enough to be in the Olympics in the day time.

The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say "How is the president?"

Don't gamble, take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up then sell it. If it don't go up don't buy it.

About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.

Everything is funny as long as it's happening to somebody else.

On account of being a democracy and run by the people we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years no matter what it does.

Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft. Look at the United States they have not had one since Lincoln.

One-third of the people in the United States promote while the other two-thirds provide.

If the other fellow sells cheaper than you it is called dumping. 'Course if you sell cheaper than him that's mass production.

In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can't read. If they could read their stuff they'd stop writing.

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

Things in our country run in spite of government not by aid of it.

Prohibition is better than no liquor at all.

The 1928 Republican Convention opened with a prayer. If the Lord can see His way clear to bless the Republican Party the way it's been carrying on then the rest of us ought to get it without even asking.

A fool and his money are soon elected.

Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.

When you put down the good things you ought to have done and leave out the bad ones you did do well that's Memoirs.

Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.

Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.

The only way you can beat the lawyers is to die with nothing.

If you make any money the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets and all that don't get wet you can keep.

I'm not a real movie star. I've still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.

So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.

The best way out of a difficulty is through it.

If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics.

What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.

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

The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don't let it get the best of you.

Do the best you can and don't take life too serious.

We are all here for a spell get all the good laughs you can.

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.

The more you observe politics the more you've got to admit that each party is worse than the other.

I have a scheme for stopping war. It's this - no nation is allowed to enter a war till they have paid for the last one.

The fellow that can only see a week ahead is always the popular fellow for he is looking with the crowd. But the one that can see years ahead he has a telescope but he can't make anybody believe that he has it.

Money and women are the most sought after and the least known about of any two things we have.

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.

I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies.

Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?

Buy land. They ain't making any more of the stuff.

All I know is just what I read in the papers and that's an alibi for my ignorance.

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

People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument.

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.

Democrats never agree on anything that's why they're Democrats. If they agreed with each other they would be Republicans.

If I studied all my life I couldn't think up half the number of funny things passed in one session of congress.

So let's be honest with ourselves and not take ourselves too serious and never condemn the other fellow for doing what we are doing every day only in a different way.

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

A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.

It's easy being a humorist when you've got the whole government working for you.

Never let yesterday use up too much of today.

If advertisers spent the same amount of money on improving their products as they do on advertising then they wouldn't have to advertise them.

When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds.

The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.

A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.

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

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

Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need.

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.

Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.

The difference between a Republican and a Democrat is the Democrat is a cannibal they have to live off each other while the Republicans why they live off the Democrats.

Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it... You take diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.

Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man, we never get to vote on what he is to do.

This thing of being a hero about the main thing to it is to know when to die.

I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.

The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.

If you can build a business up big enough it's respectable.

I bet after seeing us George Washington would sue us for calling him "father."

Politics is applesauce.