Will Rogers

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William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was an American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, newspaper columnist, social commentator, and stage and motion picture actor. Known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son", Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory (now part of Oklahoma). He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 "talkies"), and wrote more than 4,000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns. By the mid-1930s, the American people adored Rogers. He was the leading political wit of his time, and was the highest paid Hollywood movie star. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed in northern Alaska. Rogers's vaudeville rope act led to success in the Ziegfeld Follies, which in turn led to the first of his many movie contracts. His 1920s syndicated newsp... More

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Will Rogers #Art

Photo of Will Rogers Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Will Rogers #Art #Money

Photo of Will Rogers Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need.
Will Rogers #Best #Morning

Photo of 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 #Best #Life

Photo of Will Rogers Do the best you can, and don't take life too serious.
Will Rogers #Best

Photo of Will Rogers 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.
Will Rogers #Best

Photo of Will Rogers The best way out of a difficulty is through it.
Will Rogers #Business #Good

Photo of Will Rogers An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.
Will Rogers #Business

Photo of Will Rogers It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.
Will Rogers #Business

Photo of 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 #Business #Movies

Photo of Will Rogers The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.
Will Rogers #Death #Time

Photo of Will Rogers The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.
Will Rogers #Education

Photo of Will Rogers America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few.
Will Rogers #Education #Movies

Photo of Will Rogers There's only one thing that can kill the movies, and that's education.
Will Rogers #Equality

Photo of Will Rogers We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.
Will Rogers #Experience #Good

Photo of Will Rogers Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
Will Rogers #Funny

Photo of Will Rogers I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they now do.
Will Rogers #Family

Photo of Will Rogers So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
Will Rogers #Finance #Good

Photo of Will Rogers Don't gamble take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
Will Rogers #Funny

Photo of Will Rogers I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.
Will Rogers #Funny #Government #Thankful

Photo of Will Rogers Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Will Rogers #Funny

Photo of Will Rogers I'm not a real movie star. I've still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.
Will Rogers #Funny

Photo of Will Rogers Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else.
Will Rogers #Sports

Photo of Will Rogers 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 #Good #Government

Photo of Will Rogers It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for.
Will Rogers #Good #Life

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