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humorist Will Rogers [1879-1935]

      American humorist William Penn Adair 'Will' Rogers was born in the Indian Territory (now part of Oklahoma) to a prominent family of the Cherokee Nation. He began his entertainment career on the vaudeville circuits as a trick rope artist and began telling jokes to prevent boredom in the audience. He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 'talkies'), starred on his won radio show, and wrote more than 4,000 nationally-syndicated newspaper columns. He died at age 55 when his airplane, piloted by aviator Wiley Post, crashed in Point Barrow, Alaska.

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Wit and Wisdom of Will Rogers book edited by Alex Ayres  
"The Wit and Wisdom of Will Rogers: An A-to-Z Compendium of Quotes From America's Best-Loved Humorist" [1993] Edited by Alex Ayres
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Meridian/Penguin 8x5½ pb [12/93] out of print/used
Quotable Will Rogers book by Joseph Carter  "The Quotable Will Rogers" [2005]
by Joseph Carter, Foreword by {country singer} Larry Gatlin

Kindle Edition from Gibbs Smith [2005 edition] for $7.99
Gibbs Smith 7x6 hardcover [12/2005] for $9.43



“I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.”  {Issue #43}
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“A company is known by the people it keeps.”  {blog 12/2007}
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“There's nothing as stupid as an educated man, if you get him off the thing that he is educated in.”  {blog 1/2008}
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“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”  {blog 3/2008}
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“Let Wall Street have a nightmare and the whole country has to help them back to bed again.”  {blog 9/2009}
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“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”  {blog 9/2009}
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“The business of government is to keep government out of business – that is,
unless business needs government aid.”  {blog 11/2009}
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“Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.”  {blog 4/2010}
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“Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just stand there.”  {blog 5/2010}
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“We always want the best man to win an election. Unfortunately, he never runs.”  {blog 11/2011}
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“Everything is funny as long as it's happening to someone else.”  {blog 7/2012}
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“One revolution is like one cocktail, it gets you organized for the next.”  {blog 10/2012}
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“What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.”  {blog 11/2012}
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“The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.”  {blog 4/2014}
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“That's one thing about Republican Presidents. They never went in much for plans. They only had one plan.
It says: 'Boys, my head is turned. Just get it while you can'.”  {blog 9/2015}
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“The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf.”  {blog 4/2016}
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“The man with the best job in the country is the Vice President. All he has to do is get up
every morning and say 'How is the President?'.”  {blog 6/2016}
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“Lord, the money we do spend on Government and it's not one bit better than the government we got
for one-third the money twenty years ago.”  {blog 4/2017}
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“I have a scheme for stopping war. It's this – no nation is allowed to enter a war until they've paid for the last one!”  {blog 7/2017}

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