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Will Rogers was a successful entertainer, film actor, writer, and humorist whose folksy wit and humor attracted the public. He approached his audience using easily understood terms, and his writings appealed to many, regardless of their status in life. Will Rogers’ observations, visions, and philosophy in life remain relevant today, evident in the numerous quotes gathered from his words and writings.

Here is the compilation of Will Rogers’ quotes, sub-divided into different categories.

Will Rogers Notable Quotes

Will Rogers became one of the most famous men and humorists in American History. For example, his social commentary and homespun humor manifested in his writing, movies, and newspaper columns, making him widely recognized to the public. It gave his fans and audience a continuous supply of notable quotes to hold and apply up to the present time.

Here is a list of Will Rogers’ notable quotes.

Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.

– Will Rogers

Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

If they weren’t in Congress, why, they would be doing something else against us that might be even worse.

– Will Rogers

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.

– Will Rogers

Our foreign dealings are an open book — generally, a checkbook.

– Will Rogers

The platform will always be the same, promise everything, deliver nothing.

– Will Rogers

Republicans take care of big money, for big money takes care of them.

– Will Rogers

I have not aligned myself with any party. Sitting tight waiting for an attractive offer.

– Will Rogers

I hope some of the men who get the most votes will be elected.

– Will Rogers

If by some divine act of providence we could get rid of both parties and hire some good men, like any other good business does, that would be sitting pretty.

– Will Rogers

Both parties have their good times and bad times at different times. Good when they are out. Bad when they are in.

– Will Rogers

No mathematician in this country has ever been able to figure out how many hundred straw votes it takes to equal one legitimate vote.

– Will Rogers

Sometimes it makes you think we don’t need a different man as much as we need different advisors for the same man.

– Will Rogers

The truth can hurt you worse in an election than about anything that could happen to you.

– Will Rogers

More men have been elected between sundown and sunup, than ever were elected between sunup and sundown.

– Will Rogers

Ain’t it funny how many hundreds of thousands of soldiers we can recruit with nerve. But we can’t find one politician in a million with backbone.

– Will Rogers

All Senators travel a lot. They all try to keep away from home as much as they can.

– Will Rogers

One seldom ever remembers meeting a Vice-President.

– Will Rogers

It’s awful hard to get people interested in corruption unless they can get some of it.

– Will Rogers

It’s going to be hard to make an issue of corruption. It’s like the poor, it’s always been with us.

– Will Rogers

We cuss the lawmakers. But I notice we’re always perfectly willing to share in any of the sums of money that they might distribute.

– Will Rogers

Everybody nowadays is suggesting ways of getting prosperous on somebody else’s money.

– Will Rogers

Being serious or being a good fellow has got nothing to do with running this country. If the breaks are with you, you could be a laughing hyena and still have a great administration.

– Will Rogers

Lincoln didn’t have a foreign policy. That’s why he’s Lincoln.

– Will Rogers

Statistics have proven that the surest way to get anything out of the public mind and never hear of it again is to have a Senate Committee appointed to look into it.

– Will Rogers

They ought to pass a rule in this country in any investigations if a man can’t tell the truth the first time he shouldn’t be allowed to try again.

– Will Rogers

Just raid the national treasury enough and you will soon be referred to as a “statesman.”

– Will Rogers

Confucius perspired out more knowledge than the U. S. Senate has vocalized out in the last 50 years.

– Will Rogers

Farmers are learning the relief they get from the sky beats what they get from Washington.

– Will Rogers

None of them from any party are going to purposely ruin the country. They will all do the best they can.

– Will Rogers

People don’t change under governments. Governments change. People remain the same.

– Will Rogers

Once a man wants to hold a Public Office, he is absolutely no good for honest work.

– Will Rogers

As bad as we sometimes think our government is run, it is the best run I ever saw.

– Will Rogers

When an Office Holder, or one that has been found out, can’t think of anything to deliver a speech on, he always falls back on the good old subject, AMERICANISM.

– Will Rogers

Nothing will upset a state economic condition like a legislature. It’s better to have termites in your house than the legislature.

– Will Rogers

Never blame a legislative body for not doing something. When they do nothing, they don’t hurt anybody. It’s when they do something is when they get dangerous.

– Will Rogers

A smart state nowadays will appoint all their highway men from one place. Then one road will do all of ’em.

– Will Rogers

Imagine a man in public office that everybody knew where he stood. We wouldn’t call him a statesman, we would call him a curiosity.

– Will Rogers

I love animals and I love politicians. I like to watch both of ’em play either back home in their native state or after they have been captured and sent to a zoo or to Washington.

– Will Rogers

There is no race of people in the world that can compete with a senator for talking. If I went to the Senate, I couldn’t talk fast enough to answer roll call.

– Will Rogers

Outside of traffic, there is nothing that has held this country back as much as committees.

– Will Rogers

Everybody in Washington seems to be apologizing to each other. In Washington they just generally figure that one hatred offsets the other and they are both even.

– Will Rogers

This country just civic luncheoned itself into depression. If they will all go home and eat with their own families, they will not only get their first good lunch in years, but will be surprised how much more intelligently their own wife can talk than the “speaker of the day.”

– Will Rogers

Shrewdness in Public life all over the World is always honored, while honesty in Public Men is generally attributed to Dumbness and is seldom rewarded.

– Will Rogers

Our Public men take themselves so serious. It just looks like they are stoop-shouldered from carrying our Country on their backs.

– Will Rogers

No nation in the history of the world was ever sitting as pretty. If we want anything, all we have to do is buy it on credit. So that leaves us without any economic problem whatever, except perhaps some day to have to pay for them. But we are certainly not thinking about that this early. Yours for more credit and longer payments.

– Will Rogers

One thing about farmers’ relief: It can’t last long, for the farmers ain’t got much more to be relieved of.

– Will Rogers

We’ll hold the distinction of being the only Nation in the history of the world that ever went to the poor house in an automobile.

– Will Rogers

Don’t make the first payment on anything. First payments is what made us think we were prosperous and the other nineteen is what showed us we were broke.

– Will Rogers

Big business don’t go broke any more. The minute it looks bad for them, they combine with something else and issue more stock.

– Will Rogers

This open-door stuff is a lot of hooey. Any door is only open to those that have the best product at the cheapest money.

– Will Rogers

An economist is a man that can tell you anything. His guess is liable to be as good as anybody else’s, too.

– Will Rogers

Every nation must have its legalized form of gambling. We have our Wall Street.

– Will Rogers

No nation has a monopoly on good things. Each one has something that the others could well afford to adopt.

– Will Rogers

I guess our country holds the record for dumbness. The Pope spoke to the world this morning in three languages and we didn’t understand a one of ’em. But the minute he finished and the local stations got back to selling corn salve and pyorrhea tooth paste we were right up our intellectual alley again.

– Will Rogers

When some nation wants us to help ’em out they use the same old “gag,” that we should exert our “moral leadership” and, like a yap, believe it, when, as a matter of truth, no nation wants any other nation exerting a “moral leadership” over ’em even if they had one.

– Will Rogers

I guess no individual ever invented can pass the buck as quick as a nation can.

– Will Rogers

In schools they have what they call intelligence tests. Well if nations held ’em I don’t believe we would be what you would call a favorite to win it.

– Will Rogers

I don’t care how little your country is, you got a right to run it like you want to.

– Will Rogers

One thing that we do worse than any other nation, it is try and manage somebody else’s affairs.

– Will Rogers

Nations are just like individuals. Loan them money and you lose their friendship.

– Will Rogers

No nation ever had two better friends than we have. You know who they are? The Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

– Will Rogers

Woe be to a weak nation if they live by a strong one.

– Will Rogers

One good thing about European nations: they can’t hate you so bad they wouldn’t use you.

– Will Rogers

The difference between a bandit and a patriot is a good press agent.

– Will Rogers

There is nothing that makes a nation or an individual as mad as to have somebody say, “now this is really none of my business but I am just advising you.” If I sleep with a gun under my pillow, I don’t want somebody from across the street to “advise” me that I don’t need it.

– Will Rogers

It takes quite a sense of humor for these people to understand us shaking hands with one hand and shooting with the other.

– Will Rogers

When you get into trouble five thousand miles from home you’ve got to have been looking for it.

– Will Rogers

Anybody whose pleasure is watching somebody else die is about as little use to humanity as the person being electrocuted.

– Will Rogers

You must judge a man’s greatness by how much he will be missed.

– Will Rogers

People are marvelous in their generosity if they just know the cause is there.

– Will Rogers

Indians and primitive races were the highest civilized because they were more satisfied and they depended less on each other and took less from each other.

– Will Rogers

The minute a fellow gets into the Chamber of Commerce, he quits mowing his own lawn.

– Will Rogers

I can remember when a man could be considered respectable without belonging to a golf club.

– Will Rogers

A man in the country does his own thinking. Get him into town and he will be thinking second-handed.

– Will Rogers

Cities are like gentlemen. They are born not made.

– Will Rogers

Great artists say that the most beautiful thing in the world is a baby. Well, the next is an old lady, for every wrinkle is a picture.

– Will Rogers

Call me a “rube” and a “hick,” but I’d lot rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the man who sold it.

– Will Rogers

The time ain’t far off when a woman won’t know any more than a man.

– Will Rogers

If you live right, death is a Joke to you as far as fear is concerned.

– Will Rogers

What all of us know put together don’t mean anything. Nothing don’t mean anything. We are here for a spell and pass on. Anyone who thinks that civilization has advanced is an egotist.

– Will Rogers

Fords and bathtubs have you and cleaned you. But you were just as ignorant when you got there. We know a lot of things we used to didn’t know but we don’t know any way to prevent ‘em happening.

– Will Rogers

When ignorance gets started, it knows no bounds.

– Will Rogers

Nowadays it is about as big a crime to be dumb as it is to be dishonest.

– Will Rogers

You can’t legislate intelligence and common sense into people. You can’t broaden a man’s vision if he wasn’t born with one.

– Will Rogers

Humanity is not yet ready for either real truth or real harmony.

– Will Rogers

A man can fool you with his mind, and his Soul and his Heart, but if you follow his feet you will pretty near find out where he is going.

– Will Rogers

Modern history has proven that there has never been a will left that was carried out exactly as the maker of the money intended.

– Will Rogers

Nothing makes people more alike than putting a dress suit on ’em.

– Will Rogers

Actual knowledge of the future was never lower, but hope was never higher. Confidence will beat predictions any time.

– Will Rogers

History ain’t what it is. It’s what some writer wanted it to be.

– Will Rogers

All we hear is “What’s the matter with the country?” “What’s the matter with the world?” There ain’t but one thing wrong with every one of us in the world, and that’s selfishness.

– Will Rogers

Inspirational Quotes on Success by Will Rogers

Will Rogers had a successful career as a writer, film actor, performer, and humorist. Hence, it’s no surprise why he had a fair share of inspirational quotes that people can learn from when it comes to success. His words continuously inspire many people today, especially those who aspire to obtain a successful career like Rogers.

Here are Will Rogers’ inspirational quotes on success.

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

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

Nothing makes a man broad-minded like adversity.

– Will Rogers

Ability is all right but if it is not backed up by honesty and public confidence you will never be a successful person. The best a man can do is to arrive at the top in his chosen profession. I have always maintained that one profession is deserving of as much honor as another provided it is honorable.

– 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

We changed with the times, so we can’t blame the children for just joining the times without even having to change.

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation.

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

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

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

– Will Rogers

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing is to stop digging.

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

Don’t gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it.

– Will Rogers

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

– 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

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

– Will Rogers

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

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

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

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

Borrowing money on what’s called ‘easy terms,’ is a one-way ticket to the Poor House. If you think it ain’t a Sucker Game, why is your Banker the richest man in your Town? Why is your Bank the biggest and finest building in your Town?

– Will Rogers

Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.

– Will Rogers

A man only learns by two things; one is reading and the other is association with smarter people.

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

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

– 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

For that’s all there is to success is satisfaction.

– Will Rogers

I am no believer in this “hard work, perseverance, and taking advantage of your opportunities” that these Magazines are so fond of writing some fellow up in. The successful don’t work any harder than the failures. They get what is called in baseball the breaks.

– Will Rogers

Will Rogers Famous Quotes

Words spoken and written by Rogers gained popularity because of his use of easily understood terms and commoner approach. They also displayed his wit and humor, making them the famous quotes that even the younger generation relate and enjoy in the present age.

Here is a list of Will Rogers’ famous quotes.

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

– Will Rogers

Never miss a good chance to shut up.

-Will Rogers

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

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

– Will Rogers

Even if you’re 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

There is one thing in common with all revolutions (in fact they are pretty near like wars in that respect) nobody ever knows what they are fighting about.

– Will Rogers

America is a land of opportunity and don’t ever forget it.

– Will Rogers

We don’t have to worry about anything. No nation in the history of the world was ever sitting as pretty. If we want anything, all we have to do is go and buy it on credit.

– Will Rogers

This would be a great time in the world for some man to come along that knew something.

– Will Rogers

Mothers are the only race of people that speak the same tongue. A mother in Manchuria could converse with a mother in Nebraska and never miss a word.

– Will Rogers

My ancestors didn’t come over on the Mayflower, but they met the boat.

– Will Rogers

Villains are getting as thick as college degrees and sometimes on the same fellow.

– Will Rogers

They want peace. But they want a gun to get it with.

– Will Rogers

No man is great if he thinks he is.

– Will Rogers

You got to sorter give and take in this old world.

– Will Rogers

We shouldn’t elect a President. We should elect a magician.

– Will Rogers

Some people spend a lifetime juggling with words, with not an idea in a carload.

– Will Rogers

This country is bigger than Wall Street. If they don’t believe it, show ’em the map.

– Will Rogers

I am just an old country boy in a big town trying to get along. I have been eating pretty regular and the reason I have been is because I have stayed an old country boy.

– Will Rogers

America can carry herself and get along in pretty fair shape, but when she stops and picks up the whole world and puts it on her shoulders she just can’t “get it done

– Will Rogers

Let this country get hungry and they are going to eat, no matter what happens to budgets, income taxes or Wall Street. Washington mustn’t forget who rules when it comes to a show down.

– Will Rogers

When newspapers knock a man a lot, there is sure to be a lot of good in him.

– Will Rogers

There ought to be a law against anybody going to Europe until they had seen the things we have in this country.

– Will Rogers

The real energy and minds of the Normal Majority will step in and handle it and fight it through to a successful conclusion.

– Will Rogers

The country is not where it is today on account of any man. It is here on account of the common sense of the big Normal Majority.

– Will Rogers

The town with the cheapest land and most concrete can have the largest stadium.

– Will Rogers

The one way to detect a feeble-minded man is get one arguing on economics.

– Will Rogers

I guess the only way to stop divorce is to stop marriage.

– Will Rogers

Elections are a good deal like marriages. There’s no accounting for anyone’s taste. Every time we see a bridegroom we wonder why she ever picked him, and it’s the same with public officials.

– Will Rogers

I maintain that it should cost as much to get married as to get divorced. Make it look like marriage is worth as much as divorce, even if it ain’t.

– Will Rogers

A thing that is free is of no earthly importance.

– Will Rogers

Nothing is as stupid as an educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated on.

– Will Rogers

Nobody wants his cause near as bad as he wants to talk about his cause.

– Will Rogers

Will Rogers War Quotes

Rogers lived during the nation’s most difficult times, including World War I until the Great Depression. Hence, as a humorist, political commentator, and writer, his words sometimes include subjects related to the war. Although many may regard it as a serious topic, his honest and humorous personality displayed through his words and commentary helped raise people’s spirits affected by those challenging times.

Here are Will Rogers’ war quotes.

You can be killed just as dead in an unjustified war as you can in one protecting your own home.

– Will Rogers

Somebody is always telling us in the papers how to prevent war. There is only one way in the World to prevent war, and that is, FOR EVERY NATION TO TEND TO ITS OWN BUSINESS.

– Will Rogers

Even when our next war comes, we will through our shortsightedness not be prepared but that won’t be anything fatal.

– Will Rogers

There is one rule that works in every calamity. Be it pestilence, war or famine, the rich get richer and poor get poorer. The poor even help arrange it.

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

There is only one sure way of stopping war, that is to see that every “statesman” has the same chance to reflect after it’s over that these boys making “poppies” have had.

– Will Rogers

War talk in Europe has pretty near died out on account of no international conferences being held. They haven’t got much chance of getting sore at each other.

– Will Rogers

Nations will give up their lives (even cheer about it). They will give up their money in order to give up their lives, but to ask one to give up their trade to prevent a war, well, that has never been done.

– Will Rogers

The best omen of international good-will is that conferences are getting shorter. Now if they will do away with ’em entirely there will be no war.

– Will Rogers

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.

– Will Rogers

Wars will never be a success until you have a referee and until they announce before they start just what it’s for.

– Will Rogers

We only have one or two wars in a lifetime. But we have three meals a day. When you have helped raise the standard of cooking then you would have raised the only thing in the world that matters.

– Will Rogers

There has been war since the beginning of time and we are no smarter than the people that have gone before us. There is apt to be some more war.

– Will Rogers

Every war has been preceded by a peace conference. That’s what always starts the next war.

– Will Rogers

People talk peace but men give their life’s work to war. It won’t stop ‘til there is as much brains and scientific study put to aid peace as there is to promote war.

– Will Rogers

Draft capital as well as men. Boys, there ain’t going to be no war.

– Will Rogers

We have killed more people celebrating our independence than we lost fighting for it. We would celebrate the ending of each of our wars but we haven’t got enough people to go around.

– Will Rogers

Quotes About Tax by Will Rogers

American humorist Will Rogers appealed to most Americans by picking subjects many can relate to and understand. One of the subjects he touched on includes the social issue during his time which involves income taxes. Moreover, many people still find his words and writings on taxes relevant and relatable today.

Here is a list of Will Rogers Tax Quotes.

The whole trouble with the Republicans is their fear of an increase in income tax, especially on higher incomes.

– Will Rogers

There should be a tax on every man that wanted to get a government appointment or be elected to office. In two years that tax alone would pay our national debt.

– Will Rogers

If Wall Street paid a tax on every “game” they run, we would get enough revenue to run the government on.

– Will Rogers

There is no income tax in Russia. But there’s no income.

– Will Rogers

We have it on the best of our information that taxes will be relieved, but not until after your death.

– Will Rogers

They got such a high inheritance tax on ’em that you won’t catch these old rich boys dying promiscuously like they did. This bill makes patriots out of everybody. You sure do die for your country if you die from now on.

– Will Rogers

A tax paid on the day you buy is not as tough as asking you for it the next year when you are broke.

– Will Rogers

The good old days with most of us was when we didn’t earn enough to pay an income tax.

– Will Rogers

People want just taxes more than they want lower taxes. They want to know that every man is paying his proportionate share according to his wealth.

– Will Rogers

When a party can’t think of anything else they always fall back on lower taxes. It has a magic sound to a voter just like Fairyland is spoken of and dreamed of by children. But no child has ever seen it. Neither has any voter ever lived to see the day when his taxes were lowered.

– Will Rogers

There is a tremendous movement on to get lower taxes on earned income. Then will come the real problem. Who among us on salary are earning our income?

– Will Rogers

We don’t seem to be able to even check crime. Why not legalize it and put a heavy tax on it. Make the tax for robbery so high that a bandit couldn’t afford to rob anyone unless he had a lot of dough. We have taxed other industries out of business, it might work here.

– Will Rogers

The idea that a tax on something keeps anybody from buying it is a lot of “hooey.” They put it on gasoline all over the country and it hasn’t kept a soul at home a single night or day. You could put a dollar a gallon on and still a pedestrian couldn’t cross the street with safety without armor.

– Will Rogers

Put a good tax on beer and that would take care of the unemployment fund.

– Will Rogers

Comedians haven’t improved. Nothing has improved but taxes.

– Will Rogers

I see a good deal of talk from Washington about lowering the Taxes. I hope they do get ’em lowered down enough so people can afford to pay ’em.

– Will Rogers

You are going to need sales taxes, both Federal and State, income tax, and a lot of other kinds. It’s a great country but you can’t live in it for nothing.

– Will Rogers

The crime of taxation is not in the taking of it, it’s in the way that it’s spent.

– Will Rogers

All doctors should make enough out of those who are well able to pay to be able to do all work for the poor free. One thing that a poor person should never be expected to pay for is medical attention and not from an organized charity but from our best doctors. Your doctor bill should be paid like your income tax, according to what you have.

– Will Rogers

Will Rogers Dog Quotes

Rogers used familiar and words to explain his opinion and philosophy, whether it’s about life, society, or politics. For example, his notable quotes include dogs, relating its action and characteristics to various topics. Using this approach and a bit of his humor, he appealed more to people regardless of their status in life.

Below are Will Rogers’ dog quotes.

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

– Will Rogers

I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.

– Will Rogers

If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around.

– Will Rogers

No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog, he has a friend; and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has.

– 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

You shake a slogan at an American and it’s just like showing a hungry dog a bone.

– Will Rogers

Timeless Quotes of Will Rogers

Rogers’ words displayed his comedic style and broad perspective in life. He had a good sense of knowledge on a wide range of subjects brought by his exposure to many cultures and significant events during his time. Thus, they’re timeless and inspiring, and many may relate to his words at some point in their lives.

Here is a list of Will Rogers’ timeless quotes.

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

– Will Rogers

Why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years we will have the smartest people on earth.

– Will Rogers

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

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

Best doctor in the world is a veterinarian. He can’t ask his patients what’s the matter. He’s just got to know.

– Will Rogers

It’s great to be great, but it’s greater to be human.

– Will Rogers

This Einstein has proven a great comfort to us that always knew we didn’t know much. He has shown us that the fellows that we thought was smart is just as dumb as we are.

– Will Rogers

There is nothing as easy as denouncing … It don’t take much to see that something is wrong but it does take some eyesight to see what will put it right again.

– Will Rogers

A fanatic is always the fellow that is on the opposite side.

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

I was born on election day but never was able to get elected to anything. I am going to jump out some day and be indefinite enough about everything that they will call me a politician, then run on a platform of question marks, and be elected unanimously.

– Will Rogers

Finding things to tax is becoming quite a problem. You see when taxes first started (who started ’em anyhow?), Noah must have taken into the ark two taxes, one male and one female, and did they multiply bountifully! Next to guinea pigs, taxes must have been the most prolific of animals.

– Will Rogers

Everybody is ignorant only on different subjects.

– Will Rogers

We don’t know what we want, but we’re ready to bite somebody to get it.

– Will Rogers

Quotes About Horses by Will Rogers

Before Rogers rose to fame, he spent his early years as a hardworking cowboy on their family ranch. Through those years, he learned trick roping and horseback riding, which developed his fondness for horses. Moreover, Rogers mostly had a horse accompanying him in his acting roles. Of course, he and his children owned horses too. Among his favorite were Comanche (his favorite pony as a boy) and Soapsuds (his favorite as an adult).

Rogers’ words captured his fondness for horses, and among his quotes about them include the following:

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

– Will Rogers

Whoever said a horse was dumb, was dumb.

– Will Rogers

There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain’t a thing.

– Will Rogers

A man that don’t love a horse, there is something the matter with him.

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

A foreigner coming here and reading the Congressional Record would say that the President of the United States was elected solely for the purpose of giving Senators somebody to call a horse thief.

– Will Rogers

Money, horse racing and women: three things the boys just can’t figure out.

– Will Rogers

After seeing kids play polo against big guys, it only shows that horses are the greatest equalizer in the world. No matter what you weigh, the little fellow is your equal on a horse.

– Will Rogers

The good old horse-and-buggy days: then you lived until you died and not until you were run over.

– Will Rogers

Horses raise what the farmer eats and eats what the farmer raises. You can’t plow the ground and get gasoline.

– Will Rogers

They used to take your horse and if they were caught they got hung for it. Now they take your car, and if they are caught it’s a miracle.

– Will Rogers

I love horses and I only ask-don’t let me know which one we are eating today.

– Will Rogers

If everybody (traded his car for a horse) they would be out of debt in a couple of years. Just think, no gas, no tires, no roads to pay for.

– Will Rogers

I haven’t seen a tractor working all day. The country has gone sane and got back to horses. Farmers all look worse, but they feel better.

– Will Rogers

There is a horse here-the furthest north of any horse, and he eats fish and travels on snowshoes.

– Will Rogers

The old horse is coming back in a high lope. Thousands of people are riding a horse today that five years ago couldn’t sit in a Ford with all the doors locked.

– Will Rogers

Horsemanship through the history of all nations has been considered one of the highest accomplishments. You can’t pass a park without seeing a statue of some old codger on a horse. It must be to his bravery, you can tell it’s not to his horsemanship.

– Will Rogers

Polo, racing and horse shows all are doing great work to help the farmer and rancher to raise better horses.

– Will Rogers

Legalize racing in every State. Sure people will bet, but they get to see the horses run and you certain can’t see General Motors and General Electric and General Utility run when you bet on them.

– Will Rogers

Hundreds and hundreds of beautiful horses in the parade and a man without a silver saddle is a vagrant.

– Will Rogers

There will never be a time when the old horse is not superior to any auto ever made.

– Will Rogers

Classic Quotes From Will Rogers

Rogers’ words and writings have established value in today’s society, even if he wrote or said it decades ago. They exemplify his knowledge and philosophy in life, adding a touch of humor to make the subject light and understandable to his audience. His classic quotes never fade with time, and although most of them were short, they remain popular today.

Here a Will Rogers’ classic quotes:

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

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.

– Will Rogers

Common sense ain’t common.

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

When you find yourself in a hole, quit digging.

– Will Rogers

The minute you read something that you can’t understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer.

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

If pro is the opposite of con, what is the opposite of Congress?

– Will Rogers

If stupidity got us in this mess, how come it can’t get us out.

– 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

Always drink upstream from the herd.

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

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

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

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.

– Will Rogers

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

The problem ain’t what people know. It’s what people know that ain’t so that’s the problem.

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

There are men running governments who shouldn’t be allowed to play with matches.

– Will Rogers

What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.

– Will Rogers

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

It is better for someone to think you’re a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

– Will Rogers

Quotes About Education from Will Rogers

Rogers switched to different schools before quitting education in his late teens to seek employment. However, a few sources said he had always regretted leaving school. Hence in his career, Rogers found ways to talk about his observations on people, including education. Of course, Will’s humor was evident in the way he discussed the topic.

Check out his education quotes:

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

– Will Rogers

Does college pay? They do if you are a good open-field runner.

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

Harvard students have completed more English courses and less forward passes than any school in this generation.

– Will Rogers

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

– 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

Education never helped morals. The most savage people are the most moral. The smarter the guy the bigger the rascal.

– Will Rogers

The higher the education the higher priced drinks they become accustomed to. Prohibition will never catch up with education.

– Will Rogers

The football season is about over. Education never had a more financial year. School will commence now.

– Will Rogers

Life Quotes of Will Rogers

From living on a ranch to entering the entertainment industry, Will Rogers accomplished a lot in his life. Although his life was cut short due to an ill-fated flight, his quotes on life remain alive. They provide many people a timely burst of inspiration and motivation to continue thriving despite the hardships and challenges in life.

Read Rogers’ quotes on life:

There ain’t nothing to life but satisfaction.

– Will Rogers

What constitutes a life well spent, anyway? Love and admiration from your fellow men is all that any one can ask.

– Will Rogers

Live your life so that whenever you lose, you are ahead.

– Will Rogers

I joke about prominent men but at heart I believe in ’em. I do think there is time when traces of “dumbness” crop up in official life but not crookedness.

– Will Rogers

If nobody wants to disarm with us, we will show ’em we are right. We will shame ’em into it—if we have to sink our last life preserver to do it.

– Will Rogers

Nothing will spoil a big man’s life like too much truth.

– Will Rogers

This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to do is to know when to die. Prolonged life has ruined more men than it ever made.

– Will Rogers

Theories are great, they sound great, but the minute you are asked to prove one in actual life, why the thing blows up.

– Will Rogers

Will Rogers Democrat Quotes

Rogers avoided favoring a political party but identified himself as a Democrat at one of his political quotes. He supported presidents from both parties, which testified to his ability to move freely among different classes, whether social or political. Yes, he had a passion for freedom and fairness, noticeable with how he spoke both about Republicans and Democrats in the following quotes.

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

– Will Rogers

Democrats take the whole thing as a joke. Republicans take it serious but run it like a joke.

– Will Rogers

I will admit it has rained more under Republican administrations. That was partially because they have had more administration than Democrats.

– Will Rogers

A flock of Democrats will replace a mess of Republicans. It won’t mean a thing. They will go in like all the rest of ’em. Go in on promises and come out on alibis.

– Will Rogers

The Republicans mopped up, the Democrats gummed up, and I will now try and sum up. Things are terribly dull now. We won’t have any more serious comedy until Congress meets.

– Will Rogers

If a man wants to stand well socially, he can’t afford to be seen with either the Democrats or the Republicans.

– Will Rogers

Republicans want a man that can lend dignity to the office. Democrats want a man that will lend some money.

– Will Rogers

Republicans have always been the party of big business. The Democrats of small business. So you just take your pick. The Democrats have their eye on a dime and the Republicans on a dollar.

– Will Rogers

Democrats, you can’t shame them into even dying. They would keep on living just to spite the Republicans.

– Will Rogers

The Democrats are having a lot of fun exposing the Republican campaign corruptions, but they would have a lot more fun if they knew where they could lay their hands on some of it themselves for next November.

– Will Rogers

We elect our Presidents, be they Republican or Democrat, then start daring ’em to make good.

– Will Rogers

It takes nerve to be a Democrat, but it takes money to be a Republican.

– Will Rogers

Democrats take the whole thing as a joke. Republicans take it serious but run it like a joke.

– Will Rogers

A cannibal is a good deal like a Democrat, they are forced to live off each other.

– Will Rogers

I generally give the party in power, whether Republican or Democrat, the more digs because they are generally doing the country more damage. The party in power drawing a salary is to be knocked.

– Will Rogers

No animal in the world gets quite as hungry as a Democrat. He would rather make a speech than a dollar.

– Will Rogers

The more education he gets the less apt he is to be a Democrat and if he is very highly educated he will see the apple sauce in both parties.

– Will Rogers

Quotes About Congress by Will Rogers

One of the political and government-related topics Rogers used for his commentary was Congress. He was a congressional commentator and columnist, and Congress visibly became one of his primary sources of humor. His words about Congress contributed to his comedic fame, which many people think most of his words still apply today.

Read on Rogers’ quotes about congress:

Remember, write to your Congressman. Even if he can’t read, write to him.

– Will Rogers

Most people and actors appearing on the stage have some writer to write their material. Congress is good enough for me. They have been writing my material for years.

– Will Rogers

Why sleep at home when you can sleep in Congress?

– Will Rogers

You know how Congress is. They’ll vote for anything if the thing they vote for will turn around and vote for them.

– Will Rogrs

Papers say: “Congress is deadlocked and can’t act.” I think that is the greatest blessing that could befall this country.

– Will Rogers

If I was a President and wanted something I would claim I didn’t want it. Congress has not given any President anything he wanted in the last 10 years. Be against anything and then he is sure to get it.

– Will Rogers

The biggest praise that a humorist can have is to get your stuff in The Congressional Record. Just think, my name will be right alongside all those other big humorists.

– Will Rogers

Tax relief, farm relief, flood relief, dam relief—none of these have been settled, but they are getting them in shape for consideration at the next session of Congress with the hope that those needing relief will perhaps have conveniently died in the meantime.

– Will Rogers

No element, no party, not even Congress or the Senate can hurt this country now; it’s too big. That’s why I can never take a politician seriously.

– Will Rogers

Congress can pass a bad law and as soon as the old Normal Majority finds it out they have it scratched off the book.

– Will Rogers

A gentleman quoted me on the floor the other day. Another member took exception and said he objected to the remarks of Professional Joke Maker going into the Congressional Record. They are the Professional Joke Makers. Read some of the bills that they have passed. If you don’t think they ain’t Joke Makers. I could study all my life and not think up half the amount of funny things they can think of in one Session of Congress. Besides, my jokes don’t do anybody any harm. You don’t have to pay attention to them. But everyone of the Jokes those Birds make is a law and hurt somebody (generally everybody). I object to being called a Professional. I’m an amateur beside them.

– Will Rogers

Well, they finally stopped us from sending marines to every war that we could hear of. They are having one in Afghanistan. The thing will be over before Congress can pronounce it, much less find out where it is located.

– Will Rogers

Congress has passed the big inheritance tax. That gets you when you’re gone. I think it’s a good law. You had had the use of the money during your lifetime, so turn it over to the government and they can do some darn fool things with it. Maybe as foolish as the children of the deceased would. It’s only one generation from a pick handle to a putter and one more from a tuxedo to a tramp.

– Will Rogers

Political Quotes of Will Rogers

Rogers grew popular for his political one-liners. He added humor in his comments about the events happening in his time, which mostly involved political and social issues. He also poked fun at many public figures and politicians, continuously captivating the interest of his audience by reinventing his approach. Classic Will Rogers!

Here is a list of his political quotes:

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

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

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

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

– 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

A fool and his money are soon elected.

– Will Rogers

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

– 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

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

– Will Rogers

This country has gotten where it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it. That we have carried as much political bunk as we have and still survived shows we are a super nation.

– Will Rogers

The difference between a Republican and a Democrat is that the Democrat is a cannibal, they live off each other, while the Republicans live off the Democrats.

– Will Rogers

America has the best politicians money can buy.

– Will Rogers

A president just can’t make much showing against congress. They lay awake nights, thinking up things to be against the president on.

– Will Rogers

A Republican moves slowly. They are what we call conservatives. A conservative is a man who has plenty of money and doesn’t see any reason why he shouldn’t always have plenty of money. A Democrat is a fellow who never had any, but doesn’t see any reason why he shouldn’t have some.

– Will Rogers

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.

– Will Rogers

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.

– 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

There is only one redeeming thing about this whole election. It will be over at sundown, and let everybody pray that it’s not a tie, for we couldn’t go through with this thing again.

– Will Rogers

I don’t think either one of them knows what it’s all about, to be honest with you. Both sides are doing nothing but just looking towards the next election.

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

We have plenty of Confidence in this country, but we are a little short of good men to place our Confidence in.

– Will Rogers

Ammunition beats persuasion when you are looking for freedom.

– Will Rogers

Politicians are just a bunch of local bandits, sent by their local voters to raid the public treasury.

– Will Rogers

If we could just send the same bunch of men to Washington for the good of the nation and not for political reasons, we could have the most perfect government in the world.

– Will Rogers

Politics ain’t worrying this country one tenth as much as parking space.

– Will Rogers

A politician is just like a pickpocket. It’s almost impossible to get one to reform.

– Will Rogers

Party politics is the most narrow minded occupation in the World.

– Will Rogers

Be a Politician—no training necessary.

– Will Rogers

There is people so excited over this election that they think the President has something to do with running this country.

– Will Roger

Politics is the only sporting event in the world where they don’t pay off for second money; a man to run second in any other event in the world it’s an honor. But any time he runs second for President it’s not an honor. It’s a pity.

– Will Rogers

A president should hold office six years with no re-election. Stop this thing of a President having to lower his dignity and go trooping around asking for votes to keep him another term. Six years give him time to do something. Then pay the man when he goes out one-half of his salary for life.

– Will Rogers

George Washington was a politician and a gentleman. That’s a rare combination.

– Will Rogers

The American people will vote dry as long as they are able to stagger to the polls.

– Will Rogers

Every guy looks in his pocket and then votes.

– Will Rogers

The high office of President has been degenerated into two ordinarily fine men being goaded by political leeches into saying things that if they were in their right minds they wouldn’t think of saying.

– Will Rogers

In this country people don’t vote for, they vote against.

– Will Rogers

A statesman is a man that can do what the politician would like to do but can’t because he is afraid of not being elected.

– Will Rogers

There is very little dignity, very little sportsmanship, or very little anything in politics only get the job and hold it.

– Will Rogers

All there is to politics is trading. That’s why politics is not as good as it was years ago. They don’t have as many old-time horse traders in there. These we got are just amateurs. They’re crude with their trades. There is really no “finesse.” You might not get that. “Finesse” is a French word and it means sneaking it over.

– Will Rogers

What this country needs is more working men and fewer politicians.

– Will Rogers

That’s the trouble with a politician’s life somebody is always interrupting it with an election.

– Will Rogers

There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail. They are always yapping about “public service.” It’s public jobs that they are looking for.

– Will Rogers

A lobbyist is a person that is supposed to help a politician make up his mind—not only help him but pay him.

– Will Rogers

It won’t be no time until some woman will become so desperate politically and lose all prospectus of right and wrong and maybe go from bad to worse and finally wind up in the Senate. Men gave ’em the right to vote but never meant for them to take it seriously. But being women they took the wrong meaning and did.

– Will Rogers

These baccalaureate addresses given to graduates don’t offer ’em much encouragement outside of advising ’em to vote the straight Republican ticket.

– Will Rogers

 President-elect’s popularity is the shortest lived of any public man. It only lasts till he picks his Cabinet.

– Will Rogers

I have looked politics and the movies both over and, while they have much in common I believe politics is the most common, so I will stay with the movies.

– Will Rogers

I have read all Presidential speeches on both sides up to now, and the winner is the man smart enough to not make any more. There is a great chance for a “silent” third party.

– Will Rogers

There is not a voter in America that twenty-four hours after any speech was made could remember two sentences in it.

– Will Rogers

The more I see of politics…the more I wonder what in the world any man would ever want to take it up for. Then some people wonder why the best men of a community are not the office holders.

– Will Rogers

Been reading Sunday’s casualty lists from automobiles. It looks like everybody gets run over but Presidential candidates. Is there no justice in the world?

– Will Rogers

So much money is being spent on the campaigns that I doubt if either man, as good as they are, are worth what it will cost to elect them.

– Will Rogers

More Quotes From Will Rogers

Will Rogers achieved a lot in life and faced hardships too. His experience and knowledge in life and people are visible in his use of words in his commentary, written or verbal. Hence, he touched on a wide variety of topics, including the self, human existence, marriage, and many others.

Below you’ll see more quotes from the famous Will Rogers:

The fellow sitting off looking at you can tell better how you are doing and what your prospects are than you can yourself.

– Will Rogers

There never was such a demand for speed, for less reason. There is not a one of us that couldn’t walk where we are going and then get there earlier than we have any business.

– Will Rogers

The world is full of men who do big things, but when you meet ’em they are not outstanding personalities. Pretty near everybody is almost alike.

– Will Rogers

You can look at half the guy’s stomachs in the world, and you can see they don’t know how to order for themselves.

– Will Rogers

I certainly know that a comedian can only last till he either takes himself serious or his audience takes him serious, and I don’t want either one of those to happen to me till I am dead (if then).

– Will Rogers

I guess there is no two races of people in worse repute with everybody than the international bankers and the folks that put all those pins in new shirts.

– Will Rogers

I think the same fellow who started that self-made man gag started that other asinine expression, “100 per cent American.” Every human from the time he is weaned is self-made. And how do you know when a man is made anyhow? He may be only partly finished when a lot of guys call him made.

– Will Rogers

You can’t have a picnic unless the party carrying the basket comes.

– Will Rogers

Popularity is the easiest thing in the world to gain and it is the hardest thing to hold.

– Will Rogers

Rumor travels faster but it don’t stay put as long as truth.

– Will Rogers

Everybody likes to hear it straight from the boss, even if you are going to get fired.

– Will Rogers

If you want to ship off fat beef cattle at the end of their existence, you have got to have ’em satisfied on the range.

– Will Rogers

I hope we never see the day when a thing is as bad as some of our newspapers make it.

– Will Rogers

There is a great tendency all over the country now to be high brow. More people should work for their dinner instead of dressing for it.

– Will Rogers

Well, the Xmas spirit is over now. Everybody can get back to their natural dispositions. If there had been as many good wishes in the heart as there was on paper the devil would have to dig up some new clients.

– Will Rogers

Hunger doesn’t need much encouragement. It just keeps coming around naturally.

– Will Rogers

Banking and After Dinner Speaking are two of the most Non-essential industries we have in this country. I am ready to reform if they are.

– Will Rogers

When you straddle a thing, it takes a long time to explain it.

– Will Rogers

Nothing breaks up homes, country and nations like somebody publishing their memoirs.

– Will Rogers

Never was a nation founded and maintained without some kind of belief in something…and that is religion. Never mind what kind. But it’s got to be something or you will fail at the finish.

– Will Rogers

There is no argument in the world carries the hatred that a religious belief one does. The more learned a man is the less consideration he has for another man’s belief.

– Will Rogers

A wife is the cheapest thing you can get in the long run in the female line.

– Will Rogers

“Divorces in Reno have increased over 105 per cent in the last year.” Now, that’s prosperity, for you can’t be broke and get a divorce. That’s why the poor have to live with each other. There is nothing that denotes prosperity quicker than to hear that “so and so and his wife ain’t getting along.”

– Will Rogers

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

– Will Rogers

Golf is the only game in the world where it takes longer to explain than it does to play.

– Will Rogers

There is nothing effeminate about this golf thing as played by these champion women.

– Will Rogers

Baseball is in for a great year. It’s our national game and will always be our national game. We become a great nation under baseball and commenced to flop the minute we started to take up a lot of poor substitutes.

– Will Rogers

The football season is closing and college life is about over for the year. A few students will stay out the season for the dances, and some of the players may take up a couple of pipe courses and hang around till Spring practice starts, but most of the good ones will go home for the Winter to show the clippings.

– Will Rogers

When in doubt, tell a funny ’til you see what the other fellow is going to do.

– Will Rogers

Make every speaker as soon as he tells all he knows, sit down. That will shorten our speeches so much you will be out by lunch time.

– Will Rogers

I don’t think I ever hurt any man’s feelings by my little gags. I know I never willfully did it. When I have to do that to make a living, I will quit.

– Will Rogers

Terrible to have a law telling you you got to do something. But you ain’t going to do it unless there is.

– Will Rogers

Personally I don’t think you can make a lawyer honest by an act of the Legislature. You’ve got to work on his conscience. And his lack of a conscience is what makes him a lawyer.

– Will Rogers

If it wasn’t for Wills, lawyers would have to go to work at an essential employment.

– Will Rogers

Only one way you can beat a lawyer in a death case. That is to die with nothing.

– Will Rogers

When a doctor has pulled you through why you always got a warm place in your heart for him.

– Will Rogers

There is nothing that keeps poor people poor as much as paying doctor bills.

– Will Rogers

Two things that tickle the fancy of our citizens, one is let them act on a committee, and the other is to promise to let him walk in a parade. What America needs is more mileage out of our parades.

– Will Rogers

Parades should be classed as a nuisance and participants should be subject to a term in prison. Even the people in them hate them.

– Will Rogers

If we really wanted to honor our boys, why didn’t we let them sit on the reviewing stands and make the people march those fifteen miles? They didn’t want to parade, they wanted to go home and rest.

– Will Rogers

You would be surprised what there is to see in this great country within 200 miles of where any of us live. I don’t care what state or what town.

– Will Rogers

Trouble with American transportation is that you can get somewhere quicker than you can think of a reason for going there. What we need now is a new excuse to go somewhere.

– Will Rogers

As a well-renowned writer, humorist, performer, and commentator, Will Rogers surely left a huge mark in the industry through his wit, humor, and wisdom in life. The public loved Will Rogers, and although he had short-lived life, his legacy and words attained relevance even in today’s time.

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