Will Rogers Quotes

Who on Earth is Will Rogers?

William Penn Adair Rogers was an American stage and film actor, vaudeville performer, cowboy and comedian.

Born November 04, 1879
Died August 15, 1935

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Best 77 Quotes by Will Rogers

“A fool and his money are soon elected.”

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“A king can stand people fighting but he can't last long if people start thinking.”

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

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“A stranger is just a friend I haven't met yet.”

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

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“After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.”

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“Always drink upstream from the herd.”

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“America has the best politicians money can buy.”

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

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“Buy land. They ain't making any more of the stuff.”

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“Common sense ain't common.”

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“Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.”

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“Do the best you can, and don't take life too serious.”

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“Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.”

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“Don't squat with your spurs on.”

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

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“Give her a day, and then in return Momma gives you the other 364.”

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

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

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

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“I know worrying works, because none of the stuff I worried about ever happened.”

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

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“I never met a person that I did not want to like.”

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“I remember when being liberal meant being generous with your own money.”

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“I would love to see Mr. Henry Ford in there, really. I don't know who started the idea that a President must be a Politician instead of a Business man. A Politician can't run any other kind of business. So there is no reason why he can run the U.S. That's the biggest single business in the World.”

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“If I could kick the person in the tail that causes me the most problems I could not sit down for a week.”

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

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“If you can't identify it, don't stick it in your mouth.”

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

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“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.”

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“Ignorance lies not in the things you don't know, but in the things you know that ain't so.”

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“In all your life, you will never find a method more effective in getting through to another person than to make that person feel important.”

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

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“It's not what we don't know that hurts. It's what we know that ain't so.”

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

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“Most men are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

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“Never miss a good chance to shut up.”

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

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“People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument.”

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“Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.”

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“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.”

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“Sometimes people deserve a high five, in the face, with a chair.”

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

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“The man who never makes a mistake must get tired of doing nothing.”

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“The more ignorant you are, the quicker you fight.”

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“The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.”

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

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“The problem in America isn't so much what people don't know; the problem is what people think they know that just ain't so.”

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

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

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“The taxpayers are sending congressmen on expensive trips abroad. It might be worth it except they keep coming back.”

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

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“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.”

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“There are men running governments who shouldn't be allowed to play with matches.”

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“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.”

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

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

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“Things will get better - despite our efforts to improve them.”

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“Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people that they don't like.”

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“Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true.”

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

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“What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.”

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“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.”

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“When you find yourself in a hole, quit digging.”

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“When you're through learning, you're through.”

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“With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law, and every time they make a law it's a joke.”

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“Work to make a living; serve to make a life.”

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“Worrying is like paying on a debt that may never come due.”

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“You can't say civilization doesn't advance, in every war they kill you in a new way.”

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

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“You know, everybody's ignorant, just on different subjects.”

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“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”

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

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“Heroing is one of the shortest-lived professions there is.”

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“I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.”

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

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

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