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Quotes by Will Rogers

Let these Will Rogers quotes help you to appreciate all aspects of life, and to cope with whatever comes along.

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

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Too many people spend money they haven't earned,
to buy things they don't want,
to impress people they don't like.
- Will Rogers

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

If you can build a business up big enough,
it's respectable.
- Will Rogers

 

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

It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.
- Will Rogers

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.
- Will Rogers


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

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

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

Make crime pay.
Become a lawyer.
- Will Rogers

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Will Rogers

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

I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue
us for calling him "father."
- Will Rogers

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.
- Will Rogers

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

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.
- Will Rogers

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

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

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

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

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.
- Will Rogers

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

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

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.
- Will Rogers

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.
- Will Rogers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Will Rogers

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.
- Will Rogers

The best way out of a difficulty is through it.
- Will Rogers

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

A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.
- Will Rogers

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

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

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.
- Will Rogers

Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.
- Will Rogers

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

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

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?"
- Will Rogers

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

Never let yesterday use up too much of today.
- Will Rogers

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

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

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.
- Will Rogers

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

Politics is applesauce.
- Will Rogers

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.
- Will Rogers

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.
- Will Rogers

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

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

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

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.
- Will Rogers

Things in our country run in spite of government,
not by aid of it.
- Will Rogers

A fool and his money are soon elected.
- Will Rogers

What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.
- Will Rogers

Prohibition is better than no liquor at all.
- Will Rogers

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

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

There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.
- Will Rogers

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

When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds.
- Will Rogers


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