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Will Rogers

Will Rogers

Full Name: William Penn Adair Rogers

Born: November 4, 1879
Birthplace: Oologah, Indian Territory (Present-day Oklahoma), U.S.A.
Died: August 15, 1935

Occupation: Actor, Comedian, and Cowboy
Profile: One of the best-known celebrities and world-famous figures of the 1920's and 1930's.

Number of Quotes: 12

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.

Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it.

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.

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

Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.

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

I have always noticed that people will never laugh at anything that is not based on truth.

If you can build a business up big enough, it's respectable.

It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.

Outside of traffic, there is nothing that has held this country back as much as committees.

When I die, my epitaph, or whatever you call those signs on gravestones, is going to read: I joked about every prominent man of my time, but I never met a man I dident like. I am so proud of that, I can hardly wait to die so it can be carved.

You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way.

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