Truth quotes generally relate to how difficult it can be to tell the truth - at least on a regular basis. One of America's greatest treasures, cowboy, humorist and social commentator Will Rogers, summarized this conundrum in his typical straightforward delivery with the classic epigram, '"A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth." This Cherokee-born Oklahoman traveled the world three times, providing him the unique opportunity to observe society's struggle and success with truth on a global level. Truth quotes remind us that being honest is often at the sacrifice of one's relationships and reputation, and yet, gives us hope of becoming a better person.
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A man of many talents, Will Rogers was born in 1859 in Oklahoma. On a ranch growing up, a freed slave taught Rogers how to use a lasso. He turned his roping skills into a job as a trick roper at Wild West shows and on Vaudeville stages. As he did his rope tricks, he'd tell jokes and offer commentary on the world. He was a smart man and his ability to tell the truth while making people laugh quickly caught on with American audiences. During his lifetime, he starred on Broadway, appeared in 71 movies, was a popular broadcaster and wrote 4,000 syndicated newspaper columns. He died in a pl…
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