The best Quotations

Who were the fools who spread the story that brute force cannot kill ideas? nothing is easier. and once they are dead they are no more than corpses.
- Simone Weil

Do you know the writers of the following quotations?

Quotation If civilization had been left in female hands we would still be living in grass huts. - writer
Quotation Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose. - writer
Quotation The virtue in most request is conformity. - writer
Quotation Novels as dull as dishwater, with the grease of random sentiments floating on top. - writer
Quotation In business for yourself, not by yourself. - writer
Quotation There can be no friendship where there is no freedom. Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures. - writer