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You can't say civilization don't advance...
by Will Rogers

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

Related topics: War

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed
to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
- Will Rogers

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

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate,
now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
- Will Rogers

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I don't make jokes.
I just watch the government and report the facts.
- Will Rogers

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

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot
of money even to be defeated.
- Will Rogers


Make crime pay.
Become a lawyer.
- Will Rogers

The movies are the only business where you can go out
front and applaud yourself.
- Will Rogers

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

There's only one thing that can kill the movies,
and that's education.
- Will Rogers

Too many people spend money they haven't earned,
to buy things they don't want,
to impress people they don't like.
- Will Rogers

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

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

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
- Will Rogers

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.
- Will Rogers

This country has come to feel the same when Congress
is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
- Will Rogers

The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living.
That's one thing about a little education.
It spoils you for actual work.
The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.
- Will Rogers

I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf.
I have never been depressed enough to take up the game,
but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies.
- Will Rogers

In Hollywood you can see things at night that are fast
enough to be in the Olympics in the day time.
- Will Rogers

Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S.
- Will Rogers

It's easy being a humorist when you've got the whole
government working for you.
- Will Rogers

Last year we said, 'Things can't go on like this',
and they didn't, they got worse.
- Will Rogers

Things in our country run in spite of government,
not by aid of it.
- Will Rogers

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

We will never have true civilization until we have
learned to recognize the rights of others.
- Will Rogers

Everything is changing.
People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
- Will Rogers

Worrying is like paying on a debt that may never come due.
- Will Rogers

Alexander Hamilton started the U.S.
Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our
country has ever been to being even.
- Will Rogers

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

If I studied all my life, I couldn't think up half
the number of funny things passed in one session of congress.
- Will Rogers

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.
- Will Rogers

If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics.
- Will Rogers

Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.
- Will Rogers

I'm not a real movie star.
I've still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.
- Will Rogers

Prohibition is better than no liquor at all.
- Will Rogers

Even though you are on the right track -
you will get run over if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers

What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.
- Will Rogers

The best way out of a difficulty is through it.
- Will Rogers

Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as
soldiers are for finishing it...
You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.
- Will Rogers

You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is.
- Will Rogers

Buy land.
They ain't making any more of the stuff.
- Will Rogers

We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit
on the curb and applaud when they go by.
- Will Rogers

A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
- Will Rogers

If advertisers spent the same amount of money on improving
their products as they do on advertising then they
wouldn't have to advertise them.
- Will Rogers

Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving
their product that they do on advertising and they
wouldn't have to advertise it.
- Will Rogers

The worst thing that happens to you may be the best
thing for you if you don't let it get the best of you.
- Will Rogers

The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president.
All he has to do is get up every morning and say,
"How is the president?"
- Will Rogers

The more you observe politics, the more you've got
to admit that each party is worse than the other.
- Will Rogers

A man only learns in two ways, one by reading,
and the other by association with smarter people.
- Will Rogers

Half our life is spent trying to find something to
do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
- Will Rogers

If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?
- Will Rogers

An onion can make people cry but there's never been
a vegetable that can make people laugh.
- Will Rogers

Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.
- Will Rogers

The difference between a Republican and a Democrat
is the Democrat is a cannibal they have to live off each other,
while the Republicans, why, they live off the Democrats.
- Will Rogers

Do the best you can, and don't take life too serious.
- Will Rogers

There ought to be one day - just one -
when there is open season on senators.
- Will Rogers

This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to
it is to know when to die.
- Will Rogers

People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument.
- Will Rogers

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have
the whole government working for you.
- Will Rogers

We don't seem to be able to check crime,
so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?
- Will Rogers

So let's be honest with ourselves and not take ourselves too serious,
and never condemn the other fellow for doing what we are doing every day,
only in a different way.
- Will Rogers

The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.
- Will Rogers

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.
- Will Rogers

We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can.
- Will Rogers

On account of being a democracy and run by the people,
we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years,
no matter what it does.
- Will Rogers

The only difference between death and taxes is that
death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.
- Will Rogers

I read about eight newspapers in a day.
When I'm in a town with only one newspaper,
I read it eight times.
- Will Rogers

America is a nation that conceives many odd inventions
for getting somewhere but it can think of nothing to do once it gets there.
- Will Rogers

Politics is applesauce.
- Will Rogers

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