William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers was a stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator. Known as “Oklahoma’s Favorite Son”, Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory. He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies] and wrote more than 4,000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns. By the mid-1930s, the American people adored Rogers. He was the leading political wit of his time, and was the highest paid Hollywood movie star. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed in northern Alaska.
Everything Is Funny, As Long As It's Happening To Somebody Else.
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.
Lettin' The Cat Outta The Bag Is A Whole Lot Easier 'N Puttin' It Back In.
I Don't Make Jokes. I Just Watch The Government And Report The Facts.
Buy Land. They Ain't Making Any More Of The Stuff.
There's Only One Thing That Can Kill The Movies, And That's Education.
Communism To Me Is One-third Practice And Two-thirds Explanation.
One Ad Is Worth More To A Paper Than Forty Editorials.
What The Country Needs Is Dirtier Fingernails And Cleaner Minds.
This Country Has Come To Feel The Same When Congress Is In Session As When The Baby Gets Hold Of A Hammer.
Things Ain't What They Used To Be And Never Were.
An Onion Can Make People Cry But There's Never Been A Vegetable That Can Make People Laugh.
It's Not What You Pay A Man, But What He Costs You That Counts.
If You Ever Injected Truth Into Politics You Have No Politics.
Politics Is Applesauce.
Everybody Is Ignorant, Only On Different Subjects.
The Movies Are The Only Business Where You Can Go Out Front And Applaud Yourself.
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.
When Ignorance Gets Started It Knows No Bounds.
People Who Fly Into A Rage Always Make A Bad Landing.
An Economist's Guess Is Liable To Be As Good As Anybody Else's.
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.
Prohibition Is Better Than No Liquor At All.
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.
In Hollywood You Can See Things At Night That Are Fast Enough To Be In The Olympics In The Day Time.
One-third Of The People In The United States Promote, While The Other Two-thirds Provide.
Liberty Doesn't Work As Well In Practice As It Does In Speeches.
Be Thankful We're Not Getting All The Government We're Paying For.
This Thing Of Being A Hero, About The Main Thing To It Is To Know When To Die.
Politics Has Become So Expensive That It Takes A Lot Of Money Even To Be Defeated.
It Isn't What We Don't Know That Gives Us Trouble, It's What We Know That Ain't So.
People Are Getting Smarter Nowadays; They Are Letting Lawyers, Instead Of Their Conscience, Be Their Guide.
Diplomacy Is The Art Of Saying 'Nice Doggie' Until You Can Find A Rock.
All I Know Is Just What I Read In The Papers, And That's An Alibi For My Ignorance.
We Will Never Have True Civilization Until We Have Learned To Recognize The Rights Of Others.
Let Advertisers Spend The Same Amount Of Money Improving Their Product That They Do On Advertising And They Wouldn't Have To Advertise It.
I Bet After Seeing Us, George Washington Would Sue Us For Calling Him 'Father.'
Even If You're On The Right Track, You'll Get Run Over If You Just Sit There.
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.
Ancient Rome Declined Because It Had A Senate, Now What's Going To Happen To Us With Both A House And A Senate?
Live In Such A Way That You Would Not Be Ashamed To Sell Your Parrot To The Town Gossip.
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.
Half Our Life Is Spent Trying To Find Something To Do With The Time We Have Rushed Through Life Trying To Save.
The Only Time People Dislike Gossip Is When You Gossip About Them.
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?'
Do The Best You Can, And Don't Take Life Too Serious.
The More You Observe Politics, The More You've Got To Admit That Each Party Is Worse Than The Other.
Take The Diplomacy Out Of War And The Thing Would Fall Flat In A Week.
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 The Oakies Left Oklahoma And Moved To California, It Raised The I.q. Of Both States.