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Will Rogers Facts

William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers was an American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, social commentator and motion picture actor. He was one of the world's best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s. Known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son," Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory (now part of Oklahoma). He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 "talkies"),wrote more than 4,000 nationally-syndicated newspaper columns, and became a world-famous figure. By the mid-1930s, Rogers was adored by the American people. He was the leading political wit of the Progressive Era, and was the top-paid Hollywood movie star at the time. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed in Alaska. (1879 – 1935)

Quotes by Will Rogers

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

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock.
Will Rogers

Do the best you can, and don't take life too serious.
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

Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.
Will Rogers

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

Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else.
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.
Will Rogers

It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
Will Rogers

Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches.
Will Rogers

So let's be honest with ourselves and not take ourselves too serious, and never condemn the other fellow for doing what we are doing every day, only in a different way.
Will Rogers

Things ain't what they used to be and never were.
Will Rogers

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