Sunday, June 15, 2008

Will Rogers Quotes... Manic Monday Post

Topic this week is "Will"
I had never Noticed what a Wonderful Sense of Humor Will Rogers had until I did a search on this guy. He was pretty darn amazing. The part that truly amazes me, is that these quotes were spoke decades ago, but they ring true as if they were written today in 2008... Enjoy!!!!

An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out.
Will Rogers
- More quotations on: [Ignorance]

An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.
Will Rogers

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate; now what's going to happen to us with both a Senate and a House?
Will Rogers

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Will Rogers

Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
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

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers

I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.
Will Rogers

I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they do today.
Will Rogers

I was not a child prodigy, because a child prodigy is a child who knows as much when it is a child as it does when it grows up.
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
- More quotations on: [Marriage]

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Will Rogers
- More quotations on: [Gossip]

Nothing you can't spell will ever work.
Will Rogers

On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.
Will Rogers
- More quotations on: [Democracy]

Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators.
Will Rogers

Politics is applesauce.
Will Rogers
- More quotations on: [Politics]

Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
Will Rogers
- More quotations on: [War]

The best doctor in the world is the veterinarian. He can't ask his patients what is the matter-he's got to just know.
Will Rogers

The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.
Will Rogers

The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.
Will Rogers
- More quotations on: [Gossip]

There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators.
Will Rogers

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.
Will Rogers
- More quotations on: [Government] [Humor]

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
Will Rogers
- More quotations on: [Congress]

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

We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
Will Rogers
- More quotations on: [Heroes]

We don't know what we want, but we are ready to bite somebody to get it.
Will Rogers

Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.
Will Rogers, 'Politics Getting Ready to Jell,' The Illiterate Digest, 1924
- More quotations on: [Gossip]

There is only one thing that can kill the Movies, and that is education.
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.
Will Rogers, Illiterate Digest (1924), "Breaking into the Writing Game"
- More quotations on: [Politics]

The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.
Will Rogers, Illiterate Digest (1924), "Helping the Girls with their Income Taxes"


Mariposa said...

I agree with you...the guy has a wonderful sense of humor... ;)

Happy MM!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i love this post callie!!!

smiles, bee

WillThink4Wine said...

He surely was a National Treasure!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

He just got everything so right didn't he. I so love anything Will Rogers. Have a great MM CallieAnnBratGirlfriend. :)

MamaFlo said...

Some great reminders about life, stuff we just take for granted.
No doubt he wasn't a man wanting cocktails before noon (just had to add that).
Have a wonderful Monday!!!

Sandy B & Dick said...

What a brilliant guy Will was!

crazy working mom said...

Great job on this one Callie! :)

He was a brilliant man wasn't he?

Amazing Gracie said...

He was great, huh! You made a great choice for MM. I enjoyed reading these...

Mrs. Darling said...

Wow that guy said some profound things. Loved this!

Villager said...

Happy MM! Will Rogers was an outstanding American hero. I enjoy watching his Western movies...

I used my MM entry this week to honor one of America's greatest poets, Langston Hughes. I hope that your blog readers will check out my MM post if they have time or inclination.

peace, Villager