Will Rogers

Updated Jan 07, 2020
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on Nov 04, 2019 1:20 PM
A photo of Will Rogers on the radio in 1930. His radio show was the most popular Sunday evening show, his newspaper columns were read by millions of people in the US, and he was the second biggest motion picture box office draw.

A great wit, Will Rogers died in a plane crash in Point Barrow, Alaska Territory in August of 1935. (Alaska didn't become a state until almost 25 years later.)

One of America's greatest wits, some of his quotes are:

“A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people. ”

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

“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.”

"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."

"Never miss a good chance to shut up."

"Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want to impress people they don't like."

“Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.”

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

"Common sense ain't common.”

“Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.”

“When you find yourself in a hole, quit digging.”

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

“If stupidity got us in this mess, how come it can't get us out.”

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

“The more you observe politics, the more you've got to admit that each party is worse than the other.”

“Ten men in our country could buy the whole world and ten million can't buy enough to eat.”

“It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation, but you can lose it in a minute.”
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AncientFaces commented on Nov 04, 2019
Will Rogers - born today in 1879. Your ancestors laughed with him, but so will you! His humor is timeless - including his political humor.
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