Will Rogers is one of those people that was seen to represent the common man. Growing up in Oklahoma, not known for being the most flashy of states, Rogers became a voice that rang true in his time as well as ours. Here are just a few of these timeless pearls of wisdom from "Oklahoma's Favorite Son":
Lord, the money we do spend on Government and it's not one bit better than the government we got for one-third the money twenty years ago.
The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover was an engineer. He knew that water trickled down. Put it uphill and let it go and it will reach the dryest little spot. But he dident know that money trickled up. Give it to the people at the bottom and the people at the top will have it before night anyhow. But it will at least have passed through the poor fellow’s hands. They saved the big banks but the little ones went up the flue.
When the Judgment Day comes civilization will have an alibi, "I never took a human life, I only sold the fellow the gun to take it with.
Heroing is one of the shortest-lived professions there is.
This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.
Never miss a good chance to shut up.