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Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. Weekly columns [ edit ] Will Rogers launched a weekly, nationally syndicated newspaper column in December 1922. The column eventually became known as the "Weekly Article" and ran in each Sunday edition. Its inclusion in the New York Times gave it a national readership. [1]

• See they conducted experiments on convicts … I don’t know on what grounds they reason a man in jail is a bigger liar than one out of jail … The chances are telling the truth is what got him there … It would be a big aid to humanity, but it will never be, for already the politicians are up in arms against it … It would wreck the very foundation on which our political government is run … If you ever injected truth into politics you’d have no politics … Even the ministers are denouncing it now … Humanity is not yet ready for either real truth or real harmony.

• This election was lost four and five and six years ago not this year. They dident start thinking of the old common fellow till just as they started out on the election tour. 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.

• Sure must be a great consolation to the poor people who lost their stock in the late crash to know that it has fallen in the hands of Mr. Rockefeller, who will take care of it and see it has a good home and never be allowed to wander around unprotected again. There is one rule that works in every calamity. Be it pestilence, war, or famine, the rich get richer and poor get poorer. The poor even help arrange it.

The thing about my jokes is that they don’t hurt anybody. You can say they’re not funny or they’re terrible or they’re good or whatever it is, but they don’t do no harm. But with Congress — every time they make a joke it’s a law. And every time they make a law it’s a joke.

• So when all the yielding and objections is over, the other Senator said, "I object to the remarks of a professional joker being put into the Congressional Record." Taking a dig at me, see? They didn’t want any outside fellow contributing. Well, he had me wrong. Compared to them I’m an amateur, and the thing about my jokes is that they don’t hurt anybody. You can say they’re not funny or they’re terrible or they’re good or whatever it is, but they don’t do no harm. But with Congress — every time they make a joke it’s a law. And every time they make a law it’s a joke.

• Ch. 9 "Rogers was a lifelong Democrat but he studiously avoided partisanship. He contributed to the Democratic campaign funds, but at the same time he frequently appeared on benefit programs to raise money for the Republican treasury. Republican leaders sought his counsel in their campaigns as often as did the Democrats." ~ P. J. O’Brien

• When I die, my epitaph or whatever you call those signs on gravestones is going to read: "I joked about every prominent man of my time, but I never met a man I didn’t like." I am so proud of that I can hardly wait to die so it can be carved. And when you come to my grave you will find me sitting there, proudly reading it.

• "One of his most famous and most quoted remarks. First printed in the Boston Globe, June 16, 1930, after he had attended Tremont Temple Baptist Church, where Dr. James W. Brougher was minister. He asked Will to say a few words after the sermon. The papers were quick to pick up the remark, and it stayed with him the rest of his life. He also said it on various other occasions" ~ Paula McSpadden Love

• I originated a remark many years ago that I think has been copied more than any little thing that I’ve every said, and I used it in the FOLLIES of 1922. I said America has a unique record. We never lost a war and we never won a conference in our lives. I believe that we could without any degree of egotism, single-handed lick any nation in the world. But we can’t confer with Costa Rica and come home with our shirts on.

Update, Nov. 8: This item has been updated to set the record straight about the quotation attributed to Will Rogers in the TV ad. We contacted Steve Gragert, director of the Will Rogers Memorial Museums in Oklahoma, to verify the quote. Gragert got back to us after we had published this article. He told us in an email that the quote is “not valid.” Gragert, who edited and published 19 volumes of the writings and papers of Rogers, said the quote “does not appear in our two-million-word database of Will Rogers’ published writings and radio broadcasts or in any other reliable source. Unfortunately, it does appear on the Internet as attributed to Rogers. The language in it, however, would not have been appropriate for Will to have used in his published writings and radio broadcasts.”

We found a sanitized version of the same quotation, also attributed to Rogers, that ends: “The rest of them have to touch an electric fence.” But Gragert said that quote, too, “is not found among his several thousand newspaper columns, magazine articles, and radio broadcasts. Our two-million-word database of his prolific output of words, written and broadcasted, does not include the quote as given or even segments thereof. [It] may be more appropriately worded for one created by Will, but it is still not valid.”

• I bet you if I had met him and had a chat with him, I would have found him a very interesting and human fellow, for I never yet met a man that I dident like. When you meet people, no matter what opinion you might have formed about them beforehand, why, after you meet them and see their angle and their personality, why, you can see a lot of good in all of them.

• Another popular humorist of the day was Will Rogers, who used to do an act where he’d twirl a lasso and absolutely slay his audiences with such wry observations as: "The only thing I know is what I read in the papers." Ha-ha! Get it? Neither do we. Must have been something he did with the lasso.

• America has never produced anybody quite like him, and there has rarely been an American humorist whose words produced less empty laughter or more sober thought. His interviews with Mussolini and Primo de Rivera help to bear out his contention that European disarmament is a farce, and that the League of Nations is a piece of eyewash designed by some of the big powers to manipulate affairs to their own advantage. Perhaps Will Rogers has done more to educate the American public in world affairs than all the professors who have been elucidating the continental chaos since the Treaty of Versailles.

• In addition to my deep appreciation of his humor the first time that I fully realized Will Rogers’ exceptional and deep understanding of political and social problems was when he came home from his European trip in 1926. While I had discussed European matters with many others, both American and foreign, Will Rogers’ analysis of affairs abroad was not only more interesting but proved to be more accurate than any other I had heard.

• Will Rogers was America’s most complete human document. He reflected in many ways the heartbeat of America. In thought and manner of appearance and in his daily life he was probably our most typical native born, the closest living approach to what we like to call the true American.