William Penn Adair Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was an American stage and film actor, vaudeville performer, cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator from Oklahoma. He was a Cherokee citizen born in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.
I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
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.
Now if there is one thing that we do worse than any other nation, it is try and manage somebody else’s affairs.
A holding company is a thing where you hand an accomplice the goods while the policeman searches you.
America is a nation that conceives many odd inventions for getting somewhere but it can think of nothing to do once it gets there.
Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn’t have to advertise it.
One Ad is worth more to a paper than forty Editorials.
The time to save is now. When a dog gets a bone, he doesn’t go out and make a down payment on a bigger bone. He buries the one he’s got.
The fellow that can only see a week ahead is always the popular fellow, for he is looking with the crowd. But the one that can see years ahead, he has a telescope but he can’t make anybody believe that he has it.
America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few.
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?’
An economist’s guess is liable to be as good as anybody else’s.
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.