Category Archive: Will Rogers Daily Quote for iPhone

Will Rogers on Who’s in Charge?

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In 1933 the country was in crisis as the Great Depression took its toll. The elections were over and FDR was waiting to take office when Will Rogers wrote this Daily Telegram on January 19, 1933. From this Will Rogers quote, it seems that nobody was in charge, and nobody wanted to tackle the problems …

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Will Rogers says: “Nations are Like Women”

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Rogers understands nationalistic pride, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We should be proud of our country. The problem comes when such pride is bent on the destruction of other countries. Germany under Hitler would be a good example. Even today, there are problems. The leader of Iran says that Israel must be wiped off …

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Will Rogers on “The only difference between death and taxes”

“The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”—Will Rogers It’s just a simple printing press, but it just happens to be the printing press in Washington that prints our money, and it’s got the whole world upset. Everybody knows printing more money brings trouble. Let’s hope …

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Will Rogers on “War is Coming!”

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How could Rogers know the consequences of cutting back on our defense in 1933? He had lived through WWI, peace conferences, and disarmament talks, and he had an amazing insight into human nature. Today we have many of the same issues. We look to the UN for peace talks. We talk about nuclear disarmament. Some …

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Will Rogers on “Public Speakers”

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Have you ever listened to a political speech and wondered what in the world was that guy talking about? Perhaps you fell asleep during a speech and woke up to find out you didn’t miss anything. Will Rogers had heard his share of political speeches. He regularly attended the conventions of both parties and reported …

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Will Rogers on Holding Back Relief

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Who knows what our economic condition is these days – Depression, recession, economic malaise? Whatever it is, a committee has been formed to investigate it. I’m sure their report will tell us what we already know, and will be issued when it is politically convenient. Are you as amazed as I am that Rogers saw …

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Will Rogers on Government Jobs

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It’s interesting that Rogers noticed the growth of government back in 1934. By his humorously exaggerated estimate, half the people in the U.S. hold government jobs. Today, we also have a problem with growing government. Thousands of IRS agents are needed to handle the new healthcare legislation. When you hear about vast amounts of stimulus …

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Will Rogers on “Can we solve our own problems?”

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Rogers wrote this quote in 1933. Can you believe that the World Court debate still rages today? Some politicians and “legal scholars” believe that the U.S. should subject itself to external legal authorities. We’re trying to solve problems overseas, and making quite a mess of it. We can barely handle our own problems. There is …

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Will Rogers on the “Evils of Democracy.”

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Our form of government is truly amazing. Power peacefully changes hands as often as every four years. Votes and not machine guns determine the outcome of elections. If you don’t approve of who is in office, there’s always the next election. The image is from one of Rogers’ silent movies called Jubilo from February 1920. …

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Will Rogers on “The Mythical Bean Bag.”

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As with so many of Rogers’ quotes, nothing has changed in politics after all these years. Congress is still counting mythical beans. There is a slight problem though. Taxpayers, their children and grandchildren will have to pay for the mythical beans! I hope you have enjoyed this quote from Will Rogers and the accompanying image …

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