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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.
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Will Rogers
Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Will Rogers, Illiterate Digest (1924), "Helping the Girls with their Income Taxes"
Everything is funny as long as it is happening to Somebody Else.
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Will Rogers, Illiterate Digest (1924), "Warning to Jokers: lay off the prince"
You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
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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.
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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.
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Will Rogers, New York Times, Dec. 23, 1929
Well, all I know is what I read in the papers.
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Will Rogers, New York Times, Sept 30 1923
Heroing is one of the shortest-lived professions there is.
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Will Rogers, Newspaper article, Feb. 15, 1925
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
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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.
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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.
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Will Rogers, The Illiterate Digest, 1924
See what will happen if you don't stop biting your fingernails?
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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.
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Will Rogers, Weekly Articles (1981), first published 1927

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