Archives For Will’s Quotes

“Well we get pretty excited over politics, and pretty soon it’s all over, and we settle down to cussing the guy we just elected. It just seems like we can’t get a man that can take care of all of us after he gets in office. There just ain’t enough favors to go round. – Will Rogers, 15 July 1934


Short Memories…

April 12, 2014 — 1 Comment

2014-03-02_16-18-10“The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.” – Will Rogers, 7 April 1930

That and very uninformed, some might say ignorant, voters….

Hunt Out The Good…..

April 11, 2014 — 2 Comments

2014-04-06_17-29-10“Hunt out and talk about the good that is in the other fellow’s church, not the bad, and you will do away with all this religious hatred you hear so much nowadays.” – Will Rogers, 11 March 1923

This quote hit home with me especially after my recent post about Pope Francis and the poor. There was one sad creature who tried multiple times to put in some vile words about the pope in particular and Catholics in general. It is obvious that he has nothing but hate for that group of people. Of course I did not let him have his say on this blog.

But then again, sometimes I do the same thing but to a much more civil manner. I see all the wrong-headed things going on in various church denominations and I point it out as how not to do “church”. Maybe I should take Will’s words to heart sometimes. Christians by their very nature try to look to Jesus Christ for examples.  Maybe I should start these types of posts out by first talking about the good they do (if I can find it). :)

I think what Will is trying to say is to find some common ground first and then gently point out the differences second….

Getting Into Things….

April 5, 2014

2014-02-25_09-41-58“Plans get you into things but you got to work your way out.” – Will Rogers, 25 June 1931

For me “getting into things” is the most difficult part of a new project. Writing a post for this blog starts out with an idea or quote and then progresses from there. So I don’t take Will’s quote here as getting into trouble as many probably do but instead just getting started. But I do agree with him that working your way out is well, work.

Legislatures are like animals in a zoo. You can’t do anything about ‘em’. All you can do is to stand and watch ‘em’

About being a U.S. Senator, the only thing the law says you have to be is 30 years old. Not another single requirement. They just figure that a man that old got nobody to blame but himself is he gets caught there

— Will Rogers —

2014-02-25_09-41-58No slick lawyers, or income tax experts can get you out of a national sales tax. It’s so much on the dollar on every luxury you buy. Then, if you live in luxury, the poor fellow knows you are paying for it and he will even encourage you to buy more so it will help out the government.  — Will Rogers November 2, 1924

2014-01-15_09-20-30Do the best you can, and don’t take life too serious.

Will Rogers

This is one of my favorite quotes from my hero Will Rogers. He just had a way of finding humor at almost all situations. I try to emulate him in that regard. I often mention that much of what I say has a certain level of jest in it.  I just love pulling people’s chains because some just take life too serious.

Some of my readers and especially one who was once a frequent commentor seemed to often forget that. She took almost everything I post here with the utmost seriousness and her comments reflected that mood. It seemed when I was trying to smile she put a frown on my face. I guess I hurt her feelings with a recent reply and she has vowed to never come back.  I don’t like to offend people in any serious manner, after all I like my hero have never met a person I  really dislike. But if everything to you is serious then maybe this is not the blog for you. I kind of like to poke fun at almost everything! Some call that disrespectful; I call it not taking life too serious…

Maybe I should end every post with the quote above?  Will Rogers lived in some of the most serious times for our country. He made jokes about living during the Great Depression. Since he was one of the most famous during his time I think he got it right for most people. I hope I am taken the same way.  Yeah, some of my comments might seem disrespectful to some but just don’t take life too serious and you can see my underlying message.

Do the best you can, and don’t take life to serious.

Worrying About Debt….

March 3, 2014

2014-03-02_16-18-10“The time to worry about debt is before you get it, not after you got four-fifths of it.” – Will Rogers, 21 December 1932

These words of wisdom were just as ignored in Will’s day as they are today by almost all of us and especially by our government.



Except Maybe Today….

February 24, 2014

2014-01-15_09-20-30I don’t suppose there ever was a time when everybody knew as little about what they were talking about as they do today.” – Will Rogers, 19 September 1933

I often wonder what Will would say about the current crop of politicians that we now have in DC?