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Will Rogers Quotes

About Will Rogers

Will Rogers

Life: 1879 - 1935

Country: us flag America

Profession: Actor; Comedian;

William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers (November 4, 1879 - August 15, 1935) was a Cherokee-American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer and actor. Known as Oklahoma's favorite son, Rogers was born to a prominent Indian Territory family and learned to ride horses and use a lariat so well that he was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for throwing three ropes at once-one around the neck of a horse, another around the horse's rider, and a third around all four legs of the horse. He ultimately traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 "talkies"), wrote more than 4,000 nationally-syndicated newspaper columns, and became a world-famous figure.

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Quotations

I would rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the man who sold it.

~ Will Rogers

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.

~ Will Rogers

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

~ Will Rogers

I never met a man I didn't like.

~ Will Rogers

For the American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity.

~ Will Rogers

You can't say civilization isn't advancing: in every war, they kill you in a new way.

~ Will Rogers

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

~ 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

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

~ Will Rogers

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

~ Will Rogers

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

~ Will Rogers

Alexander Hamilton originated the put and take system in our national treasury: the taxpayers put it in, and the politicians take it out.

~ Will Rogers

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

~ Will Rogers

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

~ Will Rogers

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

~ Will Rogers

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

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

~ Will Rogers

We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.

~ Will Rogers

The main thing about being a hero is to know when to die.

~ Will Rogers

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

~ Will Rogers

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

~ 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

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.

~ Will Rogers

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

~ Will Rogers

The nation is prosperpus on the whole, but how much prosperity is there in a hole?

~ Will Rogers

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

~ Will Rogers

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

~ Will Rogers

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