Will Rogers Quotes

Will Rogers (1879-1935) was an American humorist, cowboy, vaudeville performer, motion picture actor and social commentator.

Rogers made 71 movies (21 talkies and 50 silent movies), and wrote thousands of newspaper columns. In the 1930s, Rogers was the most popular and best-paid Hollywood movie star. He died in 1935, in a plane crash.

Will Rogers Quotes

The minute you read something that you can’t understand, you can almost be sure it was drawn up by a lawyer.

— Will Rogers

The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.

— Will Rogers

Diplomats are just as essential in starting a war as soldiers are in finishing it.

— Will Rogers

It is a good thing that we do not get as much government as we pay for.

— Will Rogers

This country has come to feel the same when congress is in session as when a baby gets hold of a hammer.

— Will Rogers

We don’t seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?

— Will Rogers

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”

I don’t make jokes, I just watch the government and report the facts.

— Will Rogers

Elections are a good deal like marriages, there’s no accounting for anyone’s taste. Every time we see a bridegroom we wonder why she ever picked him, and it’s the same with Public Officials.

— Will Rogers

Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing — and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.

— Will Rogers