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Quotes of the Day for 4 November 2001 – Will Rogers

Will Rogers was born on a ranch in the Cherokee Nation near Oologah, Oklahoma on this day in 1879. He learned to throw a rope well enough to be a cowboy, and went on to be so good at it that he was paid to do rope tricks in vaudeville. But then he started telling jokes. Many of those talk about how much things were changing, some of them sound like nothing has changed since.

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The quotes:

I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they now do.

Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.

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

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.

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

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.
     - All today's quotes are from Will Rogers, 1879 - 1935


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