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Will Rogers

1879 – 1935 CE

One of the most famous and popular, internationally recognized Native American personalities, "Oklahoma's Favorite Son,” humorist, radio and movie star, columnist, and penetrating social commentator; Will Rogers made 71 movies, traveled around the world 3 times, and wrote more than 4000 national newspaper articles. The highest paid movie star of his time and most respected political commentator, he came from a small farm in Cherokee Nation Indian Territory and set an example for Native Americans integrating into White culture and becoming successful without selling out and abandoning their heritage. Wise, kind, and humorous; he teased politicians, gangsters, and ordinary people’s confused convictions influencing them all into better ways.


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Autobiography of Will Rogers (1949)

Quotes by Will Rogers (6 quotes)

“It isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so.”

Chapters: 65. Simplicity: the Hidden Power of Goodness

Themes: Lies Belief

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“You can't say civilization don't advance ... in every war they kill you in a new way”

Chapters: 18. The Sick Society

Themes: Civilization

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

Themes: Opinion

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“Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.”

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“I was telling you about my going with Charlie Chaplin to hear a debate between Will Durant, who wrote the wonderful book, The Story of Philosophy. He is just one of the finest fellows you ever met. He was debating an Englishman named Starchey. This Starchey was a Bolshevik, but he was very fair in his talk, and it was a brilliant thing to hear.”

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“If you build a business up big enough, it's respectable.”

from Autobiography of Will Rogers (1949)

Themes: Business

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