I’m amazed that all these years after his death, so many of Will Rogers witty quotes are still in use. His quips on politics are his most famous, but he had plenty of wisdom about life in general too.
I graduated from Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, and grew up in Oklahoma just a 30-minute drive from where Will Rogers was born. I’m proud to try to keep his legend alive and I think his words still are as applicable today as when he wrote them.
So, without more fanfare, here are some of the best sayings of Will Rogers:
We have the best Congress money can buy.
A fool and his money are soon elected.
I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.
Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money just to be defeated.
On business and the economy:
If you can build a business up big enough, it’s respectable.
An economist’s guess is liable to be as good as anybody else’s.
Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don’t have for something they don’t need.
On life in general:
I never met a man I didn’t like.
Do the best you can and don’t take life too serious.
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Everybody is ignorant, just on different subjects.