The best Quotations

Why should we think upon things that are lovely? because thinking determines life. it is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. environment modifies life but does not govern life. the soul is stronger than its surroundings.
- William James

Do you know the writers of the following quotations?

Quotation A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something. - writer
Quotation 'Tis a sort of duty to be rich, that it may be in one's power to do good, riches being another word for power. - writer
Quotation Let no man be called happy before his death. Till then, he is not happy, only lucky. - writer
Quotation Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy. - writer
Quotation All human activity is prompted by desire. - writer
Quotation Bow, stubborn knees! - writer