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Quote: Parades should be classed as a nuisance and participants should be subject to a term in prison. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Parades should be classed as a Nuisance and participants should be subject to a term in prison. They stop more work, inconvenience more people, stop more traffic, cause more accidents, entail more expense, and commit and cause I don't remember the other hundred misdemeanors.


Quote: There are two things I don't care how smart you are, you will never understand. One is an alienist's testimony, and the other is a railroad timetable. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

There are two things I don't care how smart you are, you will never understand. One is an alienist's testimony, and the other is a railroad timetable.


Quote: There is a tremendous movement on to get lower taxes on earned incomes. Then will come the real problem, 'Who among us on salary are earning our income?' by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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




Quote: People love high ideals, but they got to be about 33-percent plausible. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: There's no way in the world you're going to make a political party respectable unless you keep it out of office. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

There's no way in the world you're going to make a political party respectable unless you keep it out of office.


Quote: With all our crime and all our immorality ... and about as much contentment and respose as a fresh-caged hyena, we go to tell the whole world: we are the only one with the right idea! by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

With all our crime and all our immorality ... and about as much contentment and respose as a fresh-caged hyena, we go to tell the whole world: we are the only one with the right idea!


Quote: 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. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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.


Quote: Get a sales tax, small on necessities and large on luxuries; then a stiff inheritance tax on the fellow that saves and don't spend. That will get him either way. A tax paid on the day you buy is not as tough as asking you for it the next year when you are broke. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Get a sales tax, small on necessities and large on luxuries; then a stiff inheritance tax on the fellow that saves and don't spend. That will get him either way. A tax paid on the day you buy is not as tough as asking you for it the next year when you are broke.




Quote: The sales tax is the best and most equitable tax. The gasoline tax, which is nothing but a sales tax, has proven painless, productive and punitive. Everything we buy should have its equal proportion of tax, outside of cheap food and cheap clothes. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

The sales tax is the best and most equitable tax. The gasoline tax, which is nothing but a sales tax, has proven painless, productive and punitive. Everything we buy should have its equal proportion of tax, outside of cheap food and cheap clothes.


Quote: The bankers just got a good cussing by everybody for loaning too much money. Well, they got some awful nice buildings. So when a banker fails, he fails in splendor. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

The bankers just got a good cussing by everybody for loaning too much money. Well, they got some awful nice buildings. So when a banker fails, he fails in splendor.


Quote: Rail-splitting produced an immortal president in Lincoln, but golf hasn't produced even a good Congressman. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Rail-splitting produced an immortal president in Lincoln, but golf hasn't produced even a good Congressman.


Quote: Congress is going to start tinkering with the Ten Commandments just as soon as they find someone in Washington who has read them. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Congress is going to start tinkering with the Ten Commandments just as soon as they find someone in Washington who has read them.




Quote: You can't legitimately kick on income tax, for it's on what you have made. You have already made it. But, look at land, farms, homes, stores, vacant lots. You pay year after year on them whether you make it or not. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

You can't legitimately kick on income tax, for it's on what you have made. You have already made it. But, look at land, farms, homes, stores, vacant lots. You pay year after year on them whether you make it or not.


Quote: Will somebody please tell me what they do with all the Vice-Presidents a bank has? Why the United States is the biggest business institution in the world, and they got only one Vice-President and nobody has ever found anything for him to do. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Will somebody please tell me what they do with all the Vice-Presidents a bank has? Why the United States is the biggest business institution in the world, and they got only one Vice-President and nobody has ever found anything for him to do.


Quote: Don't be misled by History, or any other unreliable source. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Don't be misled by History, or any other unreliable source.


Quote: 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? by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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?


Quote: Samuel Gompers has spent his life trying to keep labor from working too hard and has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Samuel Gompers has spent his life trying to keep labor from working too hard and has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.


Quote: There is nothing fairer than workmen having unions of their mutual benefit. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

There is nothing fairer than workmen having unions of their mutual benefit.




Quote: 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. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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.


Quote: The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: Asking Europe to disarm is like asking a man in Chicago to give up his life insurance. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Asking Europe to disarm is like asking a man in Chicago to give up his life insurance.


Quote: 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. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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.


Quote: There will never be a time when the old horse is not superior to any auto ever made. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: The country has gone sane and got back to horses. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

The country has gone sane and got back to horses.


Quote: 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. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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.


Quote: A man that don't love a horse, there is something the matter with him. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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






Quote: There is two types of Larceny, Petty and Grand. They are supposed to be the same in the eyes of the law, but judges always put a little extra on you for Petty, which is kind of a fine for stupidness. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

There is two types of Larceny, Petty and Grand. They are supposed to be the same in the eyes of the law, but judges always put a little extra on you for Petty, which is kind of a fine for stupidness.


Quote: Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: Candidates have been telling you that if elected they would 'pull you from this bog hole of financial misery.' Now is a good chance to get even with 'em, by electing 'em, just to prove what a liar they are. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Candidates have been telling you that if elected they would 'pull you from this bog hole of financial misery.' Now is a good chance to get even with 'em, by electing 'em, just to prove what a liar they are.


Quote: The best way to make a fire with two sticks is to make sure one of them is a match. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

The best way to make a fire with two sticks is to make sure one of them is a match.


Quote: I represent what is left of a vanishing race, and that is the pedestrian. That I am still able to be here, I owe to a keen eye and a nimble pair of legs. But I know they'll get me someday. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

I represent what is left of a vanishing race, and that is the pedestrian. That I am still able to be here, I owe to a keen eye and a nimble pair of legs. But I know they'll get me someday.


Quote: It would drive a person crazy to dope out really what does divide the two parties. Prosperity don't divide the two parties, for under either administration the poor get poorer and the rich get richer. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

It would drive a person crazy to dope out really what does divide the two parties. Prosperity don't divide the two parties, for under either administration the poor get poorer and the rich get richer.


Quote: We do more talking progress than we do progressing. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

We do more talking progress than we do progressing.


Quote: I will never joke about old soldiers who try to get to reunions to talk over the war again. To talk of old times with old friends is the greatest thing in the world. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

I will never joke about old soldiers who try to get to reunions to talk over the war again. To talk of old times with old friends is the greatest thing in the world.




Quote: Golf is good for the soul. You get so mad at yourself you forget to hate your enemies. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Golf is good for the soul. You get so mad at yourself you forget to hate your enemies.


Quote: Say, this new home building idea of President Hoover's sounds good. They are working out a lot of beneficial things. The only thing is it took 'em so long to think of any of 'em. We ought to have plans in case of depression, just like we do in case of fire, 'Walk, don't run, to the nearest exit.' by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of Will Rogers quote: Say, this new home building idea of President Hoover's sounds good. They are working out a lot of beneficial things. The only thing is it took 'em so long to think of any of 'em. We ought to have plans in case of depression, just like we do in case of fire, 'Walk, don't run, to the nearest exit.'- black text on quotes background

Say, this new home building idea of President Hoover's sounds good. They are working out a lot of beneficial things. The only thing is it took 'em so long to think of any of 'em. We ought to have plans in case of depression, just like we do in case of fire, 'Walk, don't run, to the nearest exit.'


Quote: When you give a lesson in meanness to a critter or a person, don't be surprised if they learn their lesson. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

When you give a lesson in meanness to a critter or a person, don't be surprised if they learn their lesson.


Quote: There is a fine breed for you, Irish-Indian. My family crest would be a Shillalah with a Tomahawk on one end. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

There is a fine breed for you, Irish-Indian. My family crest would be a Shillalah with a Tomahawk on one end.


Quote: The Schools ain't what they used to be and never was. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

The Schools ain't what they used to be and never was.


Quote: Never slap a man who is chewing tobacco. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Never slap a man who is chewing tobacco.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day. Never miss a good chance to shut up.


Quote: If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.


Quote: If you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: Always drink upstream from the herd. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Always drink upstream from the herd.


Quote: Never kick a cow chip on a hot day. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.


Quote: 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. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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.


Quote: 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 animals. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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 animals.


Quote: Does college pay? They do if you are a good open-field runner. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: Successful colleges will start laying plans for a new stadium; unsuccessful ones will start hunting a new coach. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: Money, horse racing and women: three things the boys just can't figure out. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: Political elections are a good deal like marriages, there's no accounting for anyone's taste. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Political elections are a good deal like marriages, there's no accounting for anyone's taste.


Quote: We don't give our criminals much punishment, but we sure give 'em plenty of publicity. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

We don't give our criminals much punishment, but we sure give 'em plenty of publicity.


Quote: Alexander Hamilton originated the put and take system in our national treasury: the taxpayers put it in, and the politicians take it out. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Alexander Hamilton originated the put and take system in our national treasury: the taxpayers put it in, and the politicians take it out.


Quote: I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: If all politicians fished instead of spoke publicly, we would be at peace with the world. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

If all politicians fished instead of spoke publicly, we would be at peace with the world.


Quote: There's only one thing that can kill the movies, and that's education. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: In time of crisis people want to know that you care, more than they care what you know. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

In time of crisis people want to know that you care, more than they care what you know.


Quote: We always want the best man to win an election. Unfortunately, he never runs. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

We always want the best man to win an election. Unfortunately, he never runs.


Quote: Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: Everyone is a self-made man. Only the successful admit it. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Everyone is a self-made man. Only the successful admit it.


Quote: The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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.


Quote: If you are trying to get out of the hole, stop digging. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

If you are trying to get out of the hole, stop digging.


Quote: It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation, but you can lose it in a minute. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: A vision, without a plan, is just a hallucination. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: You know, everybody's ignorant, just on different subjects. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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




Quote: If you don't like the weather in Oklahoma, wait a minute and it'll change. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

If you don't like the weather in Oklahoma, wait a minute and it'll change.


Quote: What would we say if the Chinese sent a gunboat with their marines up the Mississippi River claiming they were protecting their laundries in Memphis? by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

What would we say if the Chinese sent a gunboat with their marines up the Mississippi River claiming they were protecting their laundries in Memphis?


Quote: A president just can't make much showing against congress. They lay awake nights, thinking up things to be against the president on. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: Lead your life so you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Lead your life so you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.


Quote: Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.


Quote: The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: The business of government is to keep the government out of business -- that is, unless business needs government aid. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

The business of government is to keep the government out of business -- that is, unless business needs government aid.


Quote: Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment.


Quote: America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to a select few. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: Buy land. They ain't making any more of the stuff. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds.


Quote: We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him father. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him father.


Quote: The United States never lost a war or won a conference. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

The United States never lost a war or won a conference.


Quote: A holding company is a thing where you hand an accomplice the goods while the policeman searches you. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it... You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.


Quote: This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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.


Quote: So let's be honest with ourselves and not take ourselves too serious, and never condemn the other fellow for doing what we are doing every day, only in a different way. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

So let's be honest with ourselves and not take ourselves too serious, and never condemn the other fellow for doing what we are doing every day, only in a different way.


Quote: Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: America is a nation that conceives many odd inventions for getting somewhere but it can think of nothing to do once it gets there. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

America is a nation that conceives many odd inventions for getting somewhere but it can think of nothing to do once it gets there.


Quote: Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn't have to advertise it. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn't have to advertise it.


Quote: The schools ain't what they used to be and never was. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.


Quote: If you can build a business up big enough, it's respectable. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: It's easy being a humorist when you've got the whole government working for you. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

It's easy being a humorist when you've got the whole government working for you.


Quote: If I studied all my life, I couldn't think up half the number of funny things passed in one session of congress. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

If I studied all my life, I couldn't think up half the number of funny things passed in one session of congress.


Quote: 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. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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.


Quote: One Ad is worth more to a paper than forty Editorials. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

One Ad is worth more to a paper than forty Editorials.


Quote: If the other fellow sells cheaper than you, it is called dumping. 'Course, if you sell cheaper than him, that's mass production.' by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

If the other fellow sells cheaper than you, it is called dumping. 'Course, if you sell cheaper than him, that's mass production.'


Quote: 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. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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.


Quote: People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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.


Quote: Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.


Quote: The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has. Even when you make a tax form out on the level, you don't know when it's through if you are a crook or a martyr.


Quote: On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.


Quote: Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.


Quote: In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can't read. If they could read their stuff, they'd stop writing. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can't read. If they could read their stuff, they'd stop writing.


Quote: Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.


Quote: There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on senators. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: When should a college athlete turn pro? Not until he has earned all he can in college as an amateur. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

When should a college athlete turn pro? Not until he has earned all he can in college as an amateur.


Quote: If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out? by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?


Quote: Now if there is one thing that we do worse than any other nation, it is try and manage somebody else's affairs. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Now if there is one thing that we do worse than any other nation, it is try and manage somebody else's affairs.


Quote: Never let yesterday use up too much of today. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Never let yesterday use up too much of today.


Quote: What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.


Quote: Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.


Quote: Last year we said, 'Things can't go on like this', and they didn't, they got worse. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

Last year we said, 'Things can't go on like this', and they didn't, they got worse.


Quote: 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?' by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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?'


Quote: All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate? by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer.


Quote: 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. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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.


Quote: People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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


Quote: Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

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

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to Somebody Else, but when it happens to you, why it seems to lose some of its Humor, and if it keeps on happening, why the entire laughter kinder Fades out of it.


Quote: A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of photo of author Will Rogers with quote

A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.


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