We are here just for a spell and then pass on. So get a few laughs and do the best you can. Live your life so that whenever you lose it, you are ahead.Will Rogers (1879-1935) American humorist
Inscription on Will Rogers Memorial Building, Clarence, Oklahoma
Unsourced. Variants: "We are all here for a spell; get all the good laughs you can." "We are all here for a short spell; so get all the good laughs you can."