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Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)
US humorist & showman [more author details]
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We don't know what we want, but we are ready to bite somebody to get it.
Will Rogers
Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.
Will Rogers, 'Politics Getting Ready to Jell,' The Illiterate Digest, 1924
There is only one thing that can kill the Movies, and that is education.
Will Rogers, Autobiography (1949) chapter 6
The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best.
Will Rogers, Illiterate Digest (1924), "Breaking into the Writing Game"
The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.
Will Rogers, Illiterate Digest (1924), "Helping the Girls with their Income Taxes"
Everything is funny as long as it is happening to Somebody Else.
Will Rogers, Illiterate Digest (1924), "Warning to Jokers: lay off the prince"
You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Will Rogers, New York Times Aug. 31 1924
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
Will Rogers, New York TImes, Apr. 29, 1930
You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.
Will Rogers, New York Times, Dec. 23, 1929
Well, all I know is what I read in the papers.
Will Rogers, New York Times, Sept 30 1923
Heroing is one of the shortest-lived professions there is.
Will Rogers, Newspaper article, Feb. 15, 1925
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
Will Rogers, quoted in Saturday Review, Aug. 25, 1962
I bet you if I had met him [Trotsky] and had a chat with him, I would have found him a very interesting and human fellow, for I never yet met a man that I didn't like.
Will Rogers, Saturday Evening Post, Nov. 6, 1926
For the American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity.
Will Rogers, The Illiterate Digest, 1924
See what will happen if you don't stop biting your fingernails?
Will Rogers, to his niece on seeing the Venus de Milo
Communism is like prohibition, it's a good idea but it won't work.
Will Rogers, Weekly Articles (1981), first published 1927

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