Top 50 Best Inspiring Will Rogers Quotes

Will Rogers was an American humorist, actor, and social commentator. He was one of the most popular entertainers of his day and was known for his wit and wisdom. Here are some quotes from Will Rogers that will make you smile:

Common Asked Questions about Will Rogers

How and why did Will Rogers become famous?

In 1905, Rogers began performing a lasso act on the vaudeville circuit. His charm and humor, along with his technical ability, made Rogers a star. Audiences responded with enthusiasm to his off-the-cuff remarks delivered while performing elaborate roping tricks.

When Did Will Rogers die?

August 15, 1935

Our Favorite Will Rogers Quotes

“Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.”

“Everyone is ignorant, only on different subjects.”

“When you find yourself in a hole, quit digging.”

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

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

“You know, everybody's ignorant, just on different subjects.”

“We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.”

“The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.”

“A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people. ”

“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.”

“If pro is the opposite of con, what is the opposite of Congress?”

“If stupidity got us in this mess, how come it can't get us out.”

“A fool and his money are soon elected.”

“I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.”


“Always drink upstream from the herd.”

“Lead your life so you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. ”

“The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.”

“If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.”

“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.”

“The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.”

“Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know “why” I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way and some of the roads weren’t paved.”


“Don't let yesterday take up too much of today”

“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.”

“Common sense ain't common.”

“Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth. ”

“There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.”

“All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance.”

“I never met a man that I didn't like.”

“Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.”

“There are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by readin’. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”

“Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people that they don't like.”

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”

“Never miss a good chance to shut up.”

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”