Thursday, October 16, 2008

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Besides G.K. Chesterton, Will Rogers is my favorite quote resource. It's amazing to see how his wisdom is as pertinent today as it was in the 1930s.

Here are a few good obervations of Will's:

* The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best.

* Communism is like prohibition, it's a good idea, but it don't work.

* Live in such a way that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.

* Nothing you can't spell will ever work.

* Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.

* If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?

* If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep.

* It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for.

* Last year we said, 'Things can't go on like this', and they didn't, they got worse.

* 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?"

* Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.

* What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.

* When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do well, that's Memoirs.

* The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don't let it get the best of you.


Bia said...

These are so great! We have the entire family coming together this weekend (three family members have a birthday on the same day) and I'm going to print these out and share them.

As usual, you are a wealth of information.

Laura said...

"Dirtier finger nails and cleaner minds"
That's the winner for me.

Marie said...

WOW! A wise man indeed I loved these best

"Live in such a way that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip."

"What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds."

What would Will make of today's obsession with celebrities...I swear if I see one more magazine with Angelina Jolie I will...GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR lol;)

Peace, JOY & Love to you:)

Marie xoxoxooxo..PS: NO! I don't buy them I am just SICK of seeing her face on nearly every mag in the supermarket!

annemom6 said...

Lisa, this seems to be the time of year for the old but true sayings that we tend to cling to. I had to share these with you.. As John Quincy Adams said, "Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." "“Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.”