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Tribute to the Life and Times of Will Rogers

Will Rogers

William Penn Adair Rogers was born on November 4, 1879 at Rogers Ranch in Oologah, Indian Territory (what is now Oklahoma). His parents, Clement Vann Rogers and Mary Schrimsher, were partly of Cherokee descent.  Will  wrote 4,000+ syndicated columns and six books, become a prominent radio broadcaster and political commentator. He called politics "the best show in the world" and described Congress as the "national joke factory."

Will Rogers died in a 1935 plane crash with his best friend Wylie Post.   He was probably the greatest political sage this country ever has known.

Here are a few of our favorites:

- Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

- Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

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

- Never miss a good chance to shut up.

- Always drink upstream from the herd.

- If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

- The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.

- There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have
   to  pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

- Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that ..comes from bad judgment.

- If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then > to make sure it's still there.

- Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.

- After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.


First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Third ~ 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.

Fourth ~ When you're dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.

Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been. >

Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf.

And, finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old.

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