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125 Will Rogers Quotes From The Iconic Stage And Film Actor

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Will Rogers was born in Claremore, Oklahoma, on 4 November 1879 and passed away on 15 August 1935 at 55 years of age.

He was known as an actor, filmmaker, writer, radio commentator, humorist, and newspaper columnist. As a humorist, he has highlighted the various issues that America was facing at that time.

Will Rogers starred in 48 silent films and 21 talkies. These include 'Laughing Bill Hyde', 'Water, Water, Everywhere', 'Boys Will Be Boys' and 'Life Begins At 40'. His charm and humor made him a famous film star and gave us many Will Rogers quotes.

Here are some wise quotes from Will Rogers among other Will Rogers quotes. If you are interested in similar quotes, visit Katharine Hepburn quotes and [James Dean quotes].

Will Rogers Political Quotes

Will Rogers is known for making many political comments without offending anyone. Below are some of those Will Rogers quotes that are thought-provoking every time.

Notable Will Rogers quotes on politics are listed below.

1."I have Indian blood in me. I have just enough white blood for you to question my honesty!"

– Will Rogers.

2."The only way to solve the traffic problems of the country is to pass a law that only paid-for cars are allowed to use the highways. That would make traffic so scarce, we could use our boulevards for children's playgrounds."

– Will Rogers.

3."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.

4."One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next."

– Will Rogers.

5."A Congressman is never any better than his roads, and sometimes worse."

– Will Rogers.

6."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.

7."The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office."

–Will Rogers.

8."Even when you make a tax form out on the level, you do not know when it is through if you are a crook or a martyr."

– Will Rogers.

9."If they really want to honor the boys, why don't they let them sit in the stands and have the people march by?"

– Will Rogers.

10."When I was a kid I was told anyone could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it."

–Will Rogers.

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

–Will Rogers.

12." 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.

13."I was born on November 4, which is Election Day. My birthday has made more men and sent more back to honest work than any other days in the year."

-Will Rogers.

14."There is no credit to being a comedian when you have the whole Government working for you. All you have to do is report the facts. I don't even have to exaggerate."

-Will Rogers.

15."We are the first nation in the history of the world to go to the poor house in an automobile."

-Will Rogers.

16."I remember when being liberal meant being generous with your own money."

-Will Rogers.

17."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. "

-Will Rogers.

18."One of the evils of democracy is, you have to put up with the man you elect whether you want him or not."

- Will Rogers.

19."If we ever pass out as a great nation we ought to put on our tombstone ‘America died from a delusion that she had moral leadership’."

-Will Rogers.

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

-Will Rogers.

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

-Will Rogers.

22."The more you observe politics, the more you’ve got to admit that each party is worse than the other."

–Will Rogers.

23."The difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets."

– Will Rogers.

24."I am not a member of any organized political party — I am a Democrat.”

–Will Rogers.

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

– Will Rogers.

26."Lord, the money we do spend on Government and it’s not one bit better than the government we got for one-third the money twenty years ago."

- Will Rogers.

27."A fool and his money are soon elected."

–Will Rogers.

28."If pro is the opposite of con, what is the opposite of Congress?"

– Will Rogers.

29."Politics is applesauce."

–Will Rogers.

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

-Will Rogers.

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

-Will Rogers.

32."Communism is like prohibition, it's a good idea but it won't work."

-Will Rogers.

33."I see a good deal of talk from Washington about lowering taxes. I hope they do get 'em lowered enough so people can afford to pay 'em."

-Will Rogers.

34."Baseball is a skilled game. It's America's game - it, and high taxes."

-Will Rogers.

35."There ought to be one day - just one - where there is open season on senators."

-Will Rogers.

36."Our Constitution protects aliens, drunks, and U.S. senators."

-Will Rogers.

37."I see where we are starting to pay some attention to our neighbors to the south. We could never understand why Mexico wasn't just crazy about us; for we have always had their goodwill, and oil and minerals, at heart."

-Will Rogers.

38."Liberty don't work as good in practice as it does in speeches."

-Will Rogers.

39."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.

40."Parades should be classed as a nuisance and participants should be subject to a term in prison."

-Will Rogers.

41."The health of nations is more important than the wealth of nations."

-Will Rogers.

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

-Will Rogers.

43."Government spending? I don't know what it's all about. I don't know any more about this thing than an economist does, and, God knows, he doesn't know much."

-Will Rogers.

44."Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans"

-Will Rogers.

45."Prohibition is better than no liquor at all."  

-Will Rogers.

Inspirational Will Rogers Quotes

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

– Will Rogers.

47. "It's great to be great, but it's greater to be human."

– Will Rogers.

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

-Will Rogers.

49."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.

50."The best way out of a difficulty is through it. "  

-Will Rogers.

51"If this depression stays with us, the loser Tuesday is going to be the winner. "  

-Will Rogers.

Will Rogers Famous Quotes

Will Rogers quotes are wise.

Will Rogers was a well-known entertainer for years and here are some of his world-famous quotes. The Will Rogers quotes encompass various topics and are all equally inspiring.

52."Eventually, you reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it. "  

-Will Rogers.

53."Broad-minded is just another way of saying a fellow is too lazy to form an opinion."

–Will Rogers.

54."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.

55."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.

56. "Successful colleges will start laying plans for a new stadium; unsuccessful ones will start hunting a new coach."

-Will Rogers.

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

– Will Rogers.

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

-Will Rogers.

59."I never met a man that I didn't like."

-Will Rogers.

60."Don't let yesterday take up too much of today."

-Will Rogers.

61."When you find yourself in a hole, quit digging."

-Will Rogers.

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

-Will Rogers.

63."Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

-Will Rogers.

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

-Will Rogers.

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

-Will Rogers.

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

-Will Rogers.

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

-Will Rogers.

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

–Will Rogers.

69."When I first started out to write and misspelled a few words, people said I was plain ignorant. But when I got all the words wrong, they declared I was a humorist."

-Will Rogers.

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

-Will Rogers.

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

-Will Rogers.

72."Personally, I have always felt the best doctor in the world is the veterinarian. He can't ask his patients what is the matter — he's got to just know."

-Will Rogers.

73."The theater is a great equalizer: it is the only place where the poor can look down on the rich."

-Will Rogers.

74."Everybody is ignorant only on different subjects."

-Will Rogers.

75."If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?"

-Will Rogers.

76."Whoever said a horse was dumb, was dumb."

-Will Rogers.

77."And I have seen dust from the walls of institutions, Finer than flour, alive, more dangerous than silica, Sift, almost invisible, through long afternoons of tedium."

-Will Rogers.

78."I doubt if a charging elephant, or a rhino, is as determined, or hard to check, as a socially ambitious mother."

-Will Rogers.

79."I wake to sleep and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go. "

-Will Rogers.

80."Over this damp grave, I speak the words of my love; I, with no rights in this matter, Neither father nor lover. "

-Will Rogers.

81."The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation."

-Will Rogers.

82."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."

-Will Rogers.

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

-Will Rogers.

84."Too many people spend money they earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people that they don’t like."

-Will Rogers.

85."You never know how much a man can't remember until he is called as a witness."

-Will Rogers.

86."There is one guaranteed formula for failure, and that is to try to please everyone."

-Will Rogers.

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

-Will Rogers.

88."A vision, without a plan, is just a hallucination."

-Will Rogers.

89."The way to judge a good comedy is by how long it will last and have people talk about it."

-Will Rogers.

90."Even though you are on the right track – you will get run over if you just sit there."

-Will Rogers.

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

-Will Rogers.

92."The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected."

-Will Rogers.

93."Heroing is one of the shortest-lived professions there is."

-Will Rogers,' New York Times'.

94."If you find the right job, you’ll never have to work a day in your life."

-Will Rogers.

95."The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces."

-Will Rogers.

96."Always drink upstream from the herd."

–Will Rogers.

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

–Will Rogers.

98."The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket."

–Will Rogers.

99."Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way and some of the roads weren’t paved."

–Will Rogers.

100."You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people."

– Will Rogers.

101."Ten men in our country could buy the whole world and ten million can’t buy enough to eat."

– Will Rogers.

102."It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation, but you can lose it in a minute."

– Will Rogers.

103."If you feel the urge, don’t be afraid to go on a wild goose chase. What do you think wild geese are for anyway?"

–Will Rogers.

104."Buy land. They ain’t making any more of the stuff."

–Will Rogers.

105."Ability is all right but if it is not backed up by honesty and public confidence you will never be a successful person."

–Will Rogers.

106."Common sense ain’t common."

–Will Rogers.

107."Rumor travels faster, but it doesn’t stay put as long as truth."

–Will Rogers.

108."There are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by readin’. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."

–Will Rogers.

109."Never miss a good chance to shut up."

–Will Rogers.

110."Nothing you can't spell will ever work."

-Will Rogers.

111."I have always noticed that people will never laugh at anything that is not based on truth."

-Will Rogers.

112."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.

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

-Will Rogers.

114."We don't know what we want, but we are ready to bite somebody to get it."

-Will Rogers.

115."You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way."

-Will Rogers, 'New York Times, Dec. 23, 1929'.

116."See what will happen if you don't stop biting your fingernails?"

-Will Rogers to his niece on seeing the Venus de Milo.

117."People love high ideals, but they got to be about 33-percent plausible."

-Will Rogers.

118."Spinnin' a rope is fun if your neck ain't in it."

-Will Rogers.

119."A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth."    

-Will Rogers.

120."One ad is worth more to a paper than forty editorials. "

-Will Rogers.

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

-Will Rogers.

122."If you can build a business up big enough, it’s respectable."

-Will Rogers.

123."The nation is prosperous on the whole, but how much prosperity is there in a hole?"

- Will Rogers.

124. "It’s not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts."

- Will Rogers.

125."Nothing makes a man broad-minded like adversity."

- Will Rogers.

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