If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. ( ; ROH-zə-velt October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th [b] president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He also served as the 25th vice president of the United States from March to September 1901 and as the 33rd governor of New York from 1899 to 1900. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century. His face is depicted on Mount Rushmore, alongside those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. In polls of historians and political scientists, Roosevelt is generally ranked as one of the five best presidents.
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it. Rudyard Kipling
Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He was born in India, which inspired much of his work.
Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (56 – 120 AD) was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. The surviving portions of his two major works—the and the Annals —examine the reigns of the Histories emperors Tiberius, Claudius, Nero, and those who reigned in the Year of the Four Emperors (69 AD). These two works span the history of the Roman Empire from the death of Augustus, in 14 AD, to the years of the First Jewish–Roman War, in 70 AD. There are substantial lacunae in the surviving texts, including a gap in the Annals that is four books long.
The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations. Adam Smith
Adam Smith (16 June [ FRSA O.S. 5 June] 1723 – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish  economist, philosopher and author as well as a moral philosopher, a pioneer of political economy and a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment. Smith wrote two classic works,  (1759) and The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1776). The latter, often abbreviated as An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations The Wealth of Nations, is considered his and the first modern work of economics. magnum opus
I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.
H. L. Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American journalist, essayist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English. He commented widely on the social scene, literature, music, prominent politicians and contemporary movements. His satirical reporting on the  Scopes trial, which he dubbed the “Monkey Trial”, also gained him attention.
I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows.
Drew Blythe Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress, producer, director, author, model and entrepreneur. She is a member of the Barrymore family of actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She achieved fame as a child actress with her role in (1982). She is the recipient of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial several accolades, including a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a BAFTA nomination.
From the Wedding Singer, one of my favorite rolls she has done.