Will Rogers Quotes

Most popular Will Rogers Quotes

I never met a man I didn't like.
— Will Rogers
All I know is just what I read in the papers.
— Will Rogers

journalism

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.

ignorance

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

rage

One ad is worth more to a paper than forty editorials.
— Will Rogers

journalism media

Things ain't what they used to be and probably never was.
— Will Rogers

nostalgia

If you can build a business up big enough, it's respectable.
— Will Rogers

business

We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can.
— Will Rogers

humor

The whole thing about women is, they lust to be misunderstood.
— Will Rogers

women

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.
— Will Rogers

economists

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

Heroing is one of the shortest-lifed [sic] professions there is.

heroism

Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches.
— Will Rogers

freedom

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.
— Will Rogers
If you ever injected truth into politics you'd have no politics.
— Will Rogers

politics truth

Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else.
— Will Rogers

humor

If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?
— Will Rogers
Communism is like prohibition, it's a good idea but it won't work.

communism Commusism

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

funny government

I'm not a member of any organized political party, I'm a Democrat!
— Will Rogers

funny

An economist's guess is liable to be just as good as anybody else's.
— Will Rogers

economists funny

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
— Will Rogers

funny government humor

We are all here for a short spell, so get all the good laughs you can.
— Will Rogers
Get someone to blow your own horn and the sound will carry twice as far.
— Will Rogers
We can't all be heroes, because someone has to sit on the curb and clap.
— Will Rogers
There ought to be one day—just one—when there is open season on senators.
— Will Rogers

politicians

This is the only country that ever went to the poorhouse in an automobile.
— Will Rogers

cars

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

taxes

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
— Will Rogers

action

The best thing about this group of candidates is that only one of them can win.
— Will Rogers

funny politicians

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

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

heroism

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

America politicians

A king can stand people's fighting, but he can last long if people start thinking.

thinking

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

politics

You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way.
— Will Rogers

civilization war

This [America] is the only country that ever went to the poorhouse in an automobile.
— Will Rogers

America

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.
— Will Rogers

government

Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with nowadays.
— Will Rogers

funny politics

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

committees

We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by.
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leadership

Let Wall Street have a nightmare and the whole country has to help get them back in bed again.
— Will Rogers

financial industry

A comedian can only last till he either takes himself serious or his audience takes him serious.
— Will Rogers
Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
— Will Rogers

funny politicians

People that pay for things never complain. It's the guy you give something to that you can't please.
— Will Rogers

business

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

capitalism

The movies enable an actor not only to act, but also to sit down in the theater and clap for himself.
— Will Rogers

cinema

A Country can get more real joy out of just Hollering for their Freedom than they can if they get it.
— Will Rogers

freedom

Government investigations have always contributed more to our amusement than they have to our knowledge.
— Will Rogers

government

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

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

time

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

mother

Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.
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When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do—well, that's Memoirs.

autobiography

The business of government is to keep the government out of business – that is, unless business needs government aid.
— Will Rogers

business

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

doctors funny

When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad things you did do - well, that's memoirs.
— Will Rogers

autobiography

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.
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politicians politics

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.

heroism

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's the president?'"

vice-presidency

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

work

Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their products that they do on advertising and then they wouldn't have to advertise.
— Will Rogers

advertising

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

mother

While the Republicans are smart enough to make money, the Democrats are smart enough to get into office every two or three times a century to take it away from them.
— Will Rogers

Democrats and Republicans

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

golf