Will Rogers quotes

Born
November 4, 1879 Oologah, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).

Died
August 15, 1935.

Occupation
Actor.

Will Rogers was a stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator from Oklahoma. He was a Cherokee citizen born in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.

We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.
– Will Rogers
A fool and his money are soon elected.
– Will Rogers
Do the best you can, and don’t take life too serious.
– Will Rogers
Worrying is like paying on a debt that may never come due.
– Will Rogers
Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.
– Will Rogers
Never let yesterday use up too much of today.
– Will Rogers
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
– Will Rogers
The more you observe politics, the more you’ve got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
– Will Rogers
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
– Will Rogers
The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.
– Will Rogers
What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.
– Will Rogers
If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics.
– Will Rogers
A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.
– Will Rogers
People are getting smarter nowadays; they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide.
– 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
Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.
– Will Rogers
People’s minds are changed through observation and not through argument.
– Will Rogers
I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
– 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
The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.
– 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
There ought to be one day – just one – when there is open season on senators.
– 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
People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.
– Will Rogers
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier ‘n puttin’ it back in.
– Will Rogers
You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.
– Will Rogers
Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else.
– Will Rogers
Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
– Will Rogers
Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for.
– Will Rogers
I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.
– Will Rogers
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
– Will Rogers
When the Oakies left Oklahoma and moved to California, it raised the I.Q. of both states.
– Will Rogers
The best way out of a difficulty is through it.
– Will Rogers
I read about eight newspapers in a day. When I’m in a town with only one newspaper, I read it eight times.
– Will Rogers
Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators.
– 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
I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they now do.
– 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
The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn’t still be a farmer.
– Will Rogers
Don’t 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
Even though you are on the right track – you will get run over if you just sit there.
– 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
It isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so.
– Will Rogers
If you can build a business up big enough, it’s respectable.
– Will Rogers