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Rogers was born on November 4, 1879 in Oklahoma Territory. He was a cowboy, vaudeville performer, and radio personality. In 1932, he made his first appearance on Broadway with the play The Show is On. He starred in numerous films throughout his career and is considered one of the most famous people in American history. Rogers died on August 15, 1935 as a result of a plane crash. His legacy lives on through his many accomplishments and inspirational quotes.

Here are the most interesting Work, Money, Love, Time, Congress, Life, World Famous, Dogs quotes from Will Rogers, and much more.


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About Will Rogers

birth of the author

November 4, 1879

death of the author

August 15, 1935

deathcause of the author

Cause Of Death:
Airplane Crash

occupation of the author

Actor, Vaudevillian, Cowboy, Columnist, Humorist, Radio Personality

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Political Party:


You can’t possibly be afraid of death, really, you can only be afraid of life. โ€” Carl R. Rogers

Do the best you can, and don’t take life too serious. โ€” Will Rogers

Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional. โ€” Roger Crawford

Life is for service. โ€” Fred Rogers

do the best you can and don t take life too serious Will Rogers quote

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. โ€” Roger A. Caras

Live your life so that whenever you lose, you are ahead. โ€” Will Rogers

Life is full of doors that don’t open when you knock, equally spaced amid those that open when don’t want them to. โ€” Roger Zelazny

That’s the trouble with a politician’s lifeโ€“somebody is always interrupting it with an election. โ€” Will Rogers

Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. โ€” Fred Rogers

The connections we make in the course of a lifeโ€“โ€“maybe that’s what heaven is. โ€” Fred Rogers

Live the life that unfolds before youโ€“love goodness more than you fear evil. โ€” Jonathan Rogers

A man who dies without adequate life insurance should have to come back and see the mess he created. โ€” Will Rogers

Lead your life so you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. โ€” Will Rogers

Life is deep and simple, and what our society gives us is shallow and complicated. โ€” Fred Rogers

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination. โ€” Carl R. Rogers

Asking Europe to disarm is like asking a man in Chicago to give up his life insurance. โ€” Will Rogers

So much of what happens by chance forms what becomes your life. โ€” Roger Ebert

Alpha bitches are all the same underneath. Don’t know how to give an inch even if their damn fool lives depend on it. โ€” Moira Rogers


You can’t really love someone else unless you really love yourself first. โ€” Fred Rogers

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If you want to be successful, love what you are doing. โ€” Will Rogers

People love high ideals, but they got to be about 33โ€“percent plausible. โ€” Will Rogers

Know what you’re doing, love what you’re doing, and believe in what you’re doing. โ€” Will Rogers


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Love is a negative form of hatred. โ€” Roger Zelazny

Never marry someone who doesn’t love the movies you love. Sooner or later, that person will not love you. โ€” Roger Ebert

A man that don’t love a horse, there is something the matter with him. โ€” Will Rogers

When two people love each other, they don’t look at each other, they look in the same direction. โ€” Ginger Rogers

Listening is where love begins: listening to ourselves and then to our neighbors. โ€” Fred Rogers

Love is more than just a pretty face with a nice personality. โ€” Rebecca A. Rogers

I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons. โ€” Will Rogers

Feeling good about ourselves is essential in our being able to love others. โ€” Fred Rogers

Why do we write? ‘To make suffering endurable To make evil intelligible To make justice desirable and . . . to make love possible โ€” Roger Rosenblatt

I love horses and I only askโ€“don’t let me know which one we are eating today. โ€” Will Rogers

It’s the people we love the most who can make us feel the gladdest … and the maddest! Love and anger are such a puzzle! โ€” Fred Rogers

Christmas, my child, is love in action. โ€” Dale Evans Rogers

Love and trust, in the space between what’s said and what’s heard in our life, can make all the difference in the world. โ€” Fred Rogers


Congress is deadlocked and can’t act. โ€” Will Rogers

There is good news from washington today. congress is deadlocked and can’t act. โ€” Will Rogers

The US is safest when Congress is in recess. โ€” Will Rogers

If pro is the opposite of con, what is the opposite of Congress? โ€” Will Rogers

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We have the best congress money can buy. โ€” Will Rogers

This session of Congress is also to relieve the farmer again, relieve him of any encouragement that he might have received during the last one. โ€” Will Rogers

Hurray! Congress is to adjourn! Only four more days of Congressional burglary on the Treasury! โ€” Will Rogers

We all joke about Congress but we can’t improve on them. Have you noticed that no matter who we elect, he is just as bad as the one he replaces? โ€” Will Rogers

We cuss Congress, and we joke about ’em, but they are all good fellows at heart, and if they wasn’t in Congress, why, they would be doing something else against us that might be even worse. โ€” Will Rogers

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Congress knew Coolidge would veto the farm bill. There was more politics than relief in that bill. โ€” Will Rogers

The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the President has to tell ’em. โ€” Will Rogers

Farmers, get out your sense of humor. Congress meets to relieve you again next week. โ€” Will Rogers

A senator got up today in Congress and called his fellow senators sons of wild jackasses. Now, if you think the senators were hot, imagine how the jackasses must feel. โ€” Will Rogers

A president just can’t make much showing against congress. They lay awake nights, thinking up things to be against the president on. โ€” Will Rogers

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Lobbyists have more offices in Washington than the President. You see, the President only tells Congress what they should do. Lobbyists tell’em what they will do. โ€” Will Rogers

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. โ€” Will Rogers


I can remember way back when a lIberal was one who was generous wIth hIs money. โ€” Will Rogers

I’m not so much interested in the return ON my money as I am in the return OF my money. โ€” Will Rogers

I remember when being liberal meant being generous with your own money. โ€” Will Rogers

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A fool and his money are soon elected. โ€” Will Rogers

That’s what a Congressman or a Senator is forโ€“โ€“to see that too much money don’t accumulate in the national Treasury. โ€” Will Rogers

America has the best politicians money can buy. โ€” Will Rogers

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like. โ€” Will Rogers

The Democrats and the Republicans are equally corrupt where money is concerned. It’s only in the amount where the Republicans excel. โ€” Will Rogers

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Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don’t have for something they don’t need. โ€” Will Rogers

If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don’t get wet you can keep. โ€” Will Rogers

Lord, the money we do spend on Government and it’s not one bit better than the government we got for oneโ€“third the money twenty years ago. โ€” Will Rogers

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket. โ€” Will Rogers

What’s considered enough money? Just a little bit more. โ€” Will Rogers

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Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn’t have to advertise it. โ€” Will Rogers

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Money and women are the most sought after and the least known about of any two things we have. โ€” Will Rogers

The way to make money in the stock market is to buy a stock. Then, when it goes up, sell it. If it’s not going to go up, don’t buy it! โ€” Will Rogers

If advertisers spent the same amount of money on improving their products as they do on advertising then they wouldn’t have to advertise them. โ€” Will Rogers

The bankers just got a good cussing by everybody for loaning too much money. Well, they got some awful nice buildings. So when a banker fails, he fails in splendor. โ€” Will Rogers

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Communism is like prohibition, it is a good idea, but it won’t work. โ€” Will Rogers

Nothing you can’t spell will ever work. โ€” Will Rogers

Plans get you into things but you’ve got to work your way out. โ€” Will Rogers

The future is not a scenario written, which we only have to act out; it is a work which we have to create. โ€” Roger Garaudy

Technocracy wants to do everything by machinery. Machinery is doing just fine. If it can’t kill you, it will put you out of work. โ€” Will Rogers

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Everything worthwhile is a good idea, but did you ever notice there is more bad ideas that will work than there is good ones? โ€” Will Rogers

Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort. โ€” Fred Rogers

Liberty doesn’t work as well in practice as it does in speeches. โ€” Will Rogers

I have no pity for myself either. So let it be Veronal. But I wish Hercule Poirot had never retired from work and come here to grow vegetable marrows. โ€” Agatha Christie

Work to make a living; serve to make a life. โ€” Will Rogers

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There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works. โ€” Will Rogers

Do you work for the government, any government?’ ‘I pay taxes, which means I work for the government, part of the time. Yes. โ€” Roger Zelazny

I know worrying works, because none of the stuff I worried about ever happened. โ€” Will Rogers

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. โ€” Fred Rogers

I don’t think you can make a lawyer honest by an act of legislature. You’ve got to work on his conscience. And his lack of conscience is what makes him a lawyer. โ€” Will Rogers

plans get you into things but you ve got to work your way out Will Rogers quote

I was born on Nov. 4, which is election day … my birthday has made more men and sent more back to honest work than any other days in the year. โ€” Will Rogers


What’s the matter with the world? Why, there ain’t nothing but one word wrong with everyone of us, and that’s selfishness. โ€” Will Rogers

The best doctor in The world is The veterinarian. he can’t ask his patients what is The matterโ€“he’s got to just know. โ€” Will Rogers

You don’t really understand an antagonist until you understand why he’s a protagonist in his own version of the world. โ€” John Rogers

Oh! money! All the troubles in the world can be put down to moneyโ€“or the lack of it. โ€” Agatha Christie

we are the first nation in the history of the world to go to the poorhouse in an automobile Will Rogers quote

Don’t wake me for the end of the world unless it has very good special effects. โ€” Roger Zelazny

You’ve made this day a special day, by just your being you. There’s no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are. โ€” Fred Rogers

Beauty is vanishing from our world because we live as though it did not matter. โ€” Roger Scruton

We are the first nation in the history of the world to go to the poorhouse in an automobile. โ€” Will Rogers

There is no more interesting place in the world to meet characters than a movie set. โ€” Will Rogers

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We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying to the world who we are. โ€” Fred Rogers

We are the only nation in the world that waits till we get into a war before we start getting ready for it. โ€” Will Rogers

It’s one of the most progressive cities in the world. Shooting is only a sideline. โ€” Will Rogers

This would be a great world to dance in if we didn’t have to pay the fiddler. โ€” Will Rogers

If all politicians fished instead of spoke publicly, we would be at peace with the world. โ€” Will Rogers

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More words ain’t good for anything in the world only to bring on more argument. โ€” Will Rogers

To enter a wood is to pass into a different world in which we ourselves are transformed. โ€” Roger Deakin

The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile. โ€” Fred Rogers

Ten men in our country could buy the whole world and ten million can’t buy enough to eat. โ€” Will Rogers


When you straddle a thing it takes a long time to explain it. โ€” Will Rogers

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You can’t fool all of the people all of the time. But it isn’t necessary. โ€” Will Rogers

Farmers spend more time at Conventions than they do plowing. โ€” Will Rogers

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.’ Roger Ebert โ€” Roger Ebert

The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about Them. โ€” Will Rogers

The two hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time and goodbye for the last. โ€” Moira Rogers

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I go too fast to see much, only the tops of everything. I’ve got to prowl slow some time through this country. โ€” Will Rogers

In Hollywood you can see things at night that are fast enough to be in the Olympics in the day time. โ€” Will Rogers

If your time is worth anything, travel by air. If not, you might just as well walk. โ€” Will Rogers

There will never be a time when the old horse is not superior to any auto ever made. โ€” Will Rogers

I’ll bet you the time ain’t far off when a woman won’t know any more than a man. โ€” Will Rogers

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To paraphrase Oedipus, Hamlet, Lear, and all those guys, ‘I wish I had known this some time ago. โ€” Roger Zelazny

Cats are a tonic, they are a laugh, they are a cuddle, they are at least pretty just about all of the time and beautiful some of the time. โ€” Roger A. Caras

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. โ€” Will Rogers

With Congress, every time they make a joke it’s a law, and every time they make a law it’s a joke. โ€” Will Rogers

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets. โ€” Will Rogers

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The reason political party platforms are so long is that when you straddle anything it takes a long time to explain it. โ€” Will Rogers

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