Archive for July, 2011

Will Rogers

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

A fool and his money are soon elected. 

A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people. 
About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation. 

Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don’t have for something they don’t need. 

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

An onion can make people cry but there’s never been a vegetable that can make people laugh. 

Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do. 

Buy land. They ain’t making any more of the stuff. 

Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today. 

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

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

Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far. 

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

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

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

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. 

I have a scheme for stopping war. It’s this – no nation is allowed to enter a war till they have paid for the last one. 

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A house divided against itself cannot stand.

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

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