Will Rogers Quotes


Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.
Even if you're on the right track you'll get run over if you just sit there.
We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
A conference is just an admission that you want somebody to join you in your troubles.
Live your life so that whenever you lose, you're ahead.
Live so that you wouldn't mind selling your pet parrot to the town gossip.
Things will get better -- despite our efforts to improve them.
The nation is prosperous on the whole, but how much prosperity is there in a hole?
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.
Diplomacy is the art of saying, "Nice doggie," until you can find a rock!
Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
I like to hear a man talk about himself because then I never hear anything, but good.
Our public men are speaking every day on something, but they ain't saying anything.
If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
I'm not a member of any organized political party, I'm a Democrat!
What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.
Income Tax has made more Liars out of the American people than Golf.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money to even be defeated.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
In the early days of the Indian Territory, there were no such things as birth certificates. You being there was certificate enough.
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.
One way to solve the traffic problem would be to keep all the cars that aren't paid for off the streets.
It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.

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