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The beginning of self-knowledge: recognizing that your motives are the same as other people's.
~By Mason Cooley ~


Even in political considerations, now-a-days, you have stronger motives to feel interested in the fate of Europe than in the fate of the Central or Southern parts of America.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?
~By Joseph Addison ~


No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not act on some sort of high, idealistic motives, and idealism in our time has been shoved aside, and we are paying the penalty for it.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


From a moral point of view, there is no excuse for terrorist acts, regardless of the motive or the situation under which they are carried out.
~By Jurgen Habermas ~


Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!
~By Confucius ~


People's behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives.
~By Thomas Mann ~


Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger.
~By William C. Bryant ~


Mankind are divided into sects, and individuals think very differently on religious subjects, from the purest motives; and that gracious common Parent, who loves all his children alike, beholds with approbation every one who worships him in sincerity.
~By Joseph Lancaster ~


No one does anything from a single motive.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


What makes life dreary is the want of a motive.
~By George Eliot ~


In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil.
~By Anna Jameson ~


Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
~By Swami Sivananda ~


Actions are visible, though motives are secret.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure.
~By William James ~


I couldn't be happier that President Bush has stood up for having served in the National Guard, because I can finally put an end to all those who questioned my motives for enlisting in the Army Reserve at the height of the Vietnam War.
~By Larry David ~


Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.
~By George Eliot ~


The motive power of democracy is love.
~By Henri Bergson ~


In a world full of competing emergencies and disasters, it really helps if there is an international locomotive that can help us bring attention - help us bring resources.
~By Jan Egeland ~


Since the end of the nineteenth century, if not earlier, presidents have misled the public about their motives and their intentions in going to war.
~By Robert Higgs ~


We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all the motives which produced them.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


It must inquire not merely about the circumstances of the time in general, but in particular about the writer's position with regard to these things, the interests and motives, the leading ideas of his literary activity.
~By Ferdinand Christian Baur ~


I don't know why they're doing it. I have to assume that their motives are positive, not negative. But they don't understand the severity of the problem in this state.
~By Gray Davis ~


The inner thought coming from the heart represents the real motives and desires. These are the cause of action.
~By Raymond Holliwell ~


For the life of me, I don't understand what honest motive there is in putting this in front of this body to philosophically debate marriage on a constitutional amendment that is not going to happen, and which is enormously divisive in all of our communities.
~By Dianne Feinstein ~


It is one of the primary motives of modern art that it wants to abolish the distance which the viewer, the consumer, the audience maintain vis-a-vis a work of art.
~By Hans-Georg Gadamer ~


In my opinion, the form of Government may be different in different countries, according to their circumstances, their wishes, their wants. England loves her Queen, and has full motive to do so.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


My head can get to murder and rape for profit because I can understand greed as a human motive, but I cannot understand the voyeuristic desire to watch such a film. I can comprehend one and I cannot comprehend the other.
~By Donna Leon ~


He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
~By Walter Scott ~


I always thought it hadn't influenced me very much, but I heard from many people from England that many motives from German fairytales are to be found in my books.
~By Cornelia Funke ~


We acknowledge but one motive - to follow the truth as we know it, whithersoever it may lead us; but in our heart of hearts we are well assured that the truth which has made us free, will in the end make us glad also.
~By Mortimer Adler ~


We can only write well about our sins because it is too difficult to recall a virtuous act or even whether it was the result of good or evil motives.
~By Edward Dahlberg ~


We have nothing less to do than to get inside of whole peoples and change their motives and dispositions.
~By John Raleigh Mott ~


Individual ambition is undoubtedly a strong motive in student work, but there is such a thing among students everywhere as ambition for others, call it class spirit, esprit de corps, good fellowship, or good will to men.
~By Herbert Baxter Adams ~


Just because scientists have the knowledge to do it, the technology to do it, and some may even have a financial motive or other incentive to do it, does not make it right.
~By Nathan Deal ~


The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


For a war to be just three conditions are necessary - public authority, just cause, right motive.
~By Ernest Hemingway ~


We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.
~By Sarojini Naidu ~


It's the millenium, motives are incidental.
~By Jamie Kennedy ~


Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.
~By Claud-Adrian Helvetius ~


A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others.
~By Charles Darwin ~


To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all.
~By Lord Byron ~


The motives of these parents vary, many parents don't like the curriculum being taught to their kids, or are wary of the threat of peer pressure or the presence of drugs or violence lurking in too many of our schools today.
~By Ernest Istook ~


Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


Few men could explain why they enlisted, and if they attempted they might only prove that they had done as a politician said the electorate does, the right thing from the wrong motive.
~By Patrick MacGill ~


Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
~By Karl Marx ~


You will find in politics that you are much exposed to the attribution of false motive. Never complain and never explain.
~By Stanley Baldwin ~


The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.
~By William Butler Yeats ~


Previously people were treated anonymously particular on a drugs situation which is obviously highly emotive. They have been treated anonymously even after the verdict had been reached.
~By David Gill ~


A lot of times people's main motives and plan in life is to hurt as many people as they can, but I think there's enough good people that help make the world a good place.
~By Tina Yothers ~


CAIR officials or former officials have been arrested on charges related to terrorism yet all it offers is silence and stonewalling in discussing what are its real motives.
~By Paul Weyrich ~


As a guitar player, you can gravitate to the blues because you can play it easily. It's not a style that's difficult to pick up. It's purely emotive and dead easy to get a start with.
~By Boz Scaggs ~


The husband - by primitive instinct partly, certainly by ancient tradition - regards himself as the active partner in matters of love and his own pleasure as legitimately the prime motive for activity.
~By Havelock Ellis ~


Men killing other men really is an extraordinary phenomenon. Why does it happen? And how long has it gone on? And have the motives changed?
~By John Keegan ~


Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else; and primarily, morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections.
~By Archibald Alexander ~


I know how easy it is for some minds to glide along with the current of popular opinion, where influence, respectability, and all those motives which tend to seduce the human heart are brought to bear.
~By Benjamin F. Wade ~


Clarity, clarity, surely clarity is the most beautiful thing in the world, A limited, limiting clarity I have not and never did have any motive of poetry But to achieve clarity.
~By George Oppen ~


The pains of disconcerted or frustrated habits, and the inherent pleasure there is in following them, are motives which nature has put into our wills without generally caring to inform us why; and she sometimes decrees, indeed, that her reasons shall not be ours.
~By Chauncey Wright ~


This part of being a man, changing the way we parent, happens only when we want it to. It changes because we are determined for it to change; and the motive for changing often comes out of wanting to be the kind of parent we didn't have.
~By Augustus Y. Napier ~


Naturally, it is a terrible, despicable crime when, as in Munich, people are taken hostage, people are killed. But probing the motives of those responsible and showing that they are also individuals with families and have their own story does not excuse what they did.
~By Steven Spielberg ~


Mode of providing steam power to locomotives.
~By John Ericsson ~


The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.
~By Mao Zedong ~


Before impugning an opponent's motives, even when they legitimately may be impugned, answer his arguments.
~By Sidney Hook ~


America - a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.
~By Herbert Hoover ~


When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.
~By Robert A. Heinlein ~


Horses and mules, and even sail cars, made more rapid progress than did the earliest locomotive.
~By John Moody ~


Those who joined us for selfish personal reasons, for a career or other motives will be the ones to leave.
~By Janos Kadar ~


By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.
~By Claude Adrien Helvetius ~


Apple's market share is bigger than BMW's or Mercedes's or Porsche's in the automotive market. What's wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?
~By Steve Jobs ~


Phrenology taught us that the mind thinks by means of the brain, is liable to become fatigued by too long attention, as the locomotive muscles are by too much walking; and I therefore proposed to them to take a brief rest.
~By George Combe ~


All governments in all wars have used all the means at their disposal to put their own motives, decisions and actions, and the actions of their military forces, in the best possible light.
~By Bruce Jackson ~


Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.
~By Ayn Rand ~


What appeared to the earlier physicists to be the constant quantity of heat is nothing more than the whole motive power of the motion of heat, which remains constant so long as it is not transformed into other forms of work, or results afresh from them.
~By Hermann von Helmholtz ~


Some people are born with a vital and responsive energy. It not only enables them to keep abreast of the times; it qualifies them to furnish in their own personality a good bit of the motive power to the mad pace.
~By Kate Chopin ~


Turning corporations loose and letting the profit motive run amok is not a prescription for a more livable world.
~By Tom Scholz ~


We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


You listen to a piece of music and it will remind you of something-it might make you happy, it might make you sad, but it is very emotive. And I think that Duran Duran have always understood that.
~By Nick Rhodes ~


No man can be ideally successful until he has found his place. Like a locomotive he is strong on the track, but weak anywhere else.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


What we believe to be the motives of our conduct are usually but the pretexts for it.
~By Miguel de Unamuno ~


We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini's Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men. But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends.
~By Robert Byrd ~


Has there ever been a more revealing moment this year? Let me just put this in fairly simple terms: Al Jazeera now broadcasts the words of Senator Durbin to the Mideast, certainly putting our troops in greater danger. No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals.
~By Karl Rove ~


Sex, a great and mysterious motive force in human life, has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest to mankind through the ages.
~By William J. Brennan, Jr. ~


Heroes are those who can somehow resist the power of the situation and act out of noble motives, or behave in ways that do not demean others when they easily can.
~By Philip Zimbardo ~


There is no music that can't be used politically, but the motives behind the creation of that music can be non-political.
~By Earle Brown ~


I first came to think about media and politics in the late 1960s, having observed some distortions up close, but since then I wouldn't say that my personal experience has remained an important motive for my writing about media.
~By Todd Gitlin ~


If you want to be in the automotive business, you go to Detroit, and you figure it out. If you want to be in entertainment, go to where it's at. Go to Hollywood, go to New York.
~By Nick Cannon ~


Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
~By William Howard Taft ~


If interstellar travel is as time- or energy- demanding as the above figures indicate, it is far from obvious what the motive for colonization might be.
~By Barney Oliver ~


The automobile is technologically more sophisticated than the bundling board, but the human motives in their uses are sometimes the same.
~By Charles M. Allen ~


The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


Sometimes, his methods and his motives are questionable and even his morals are questionable in the way he does things. But I think his intention is always to protect his daughter.
~By Victor Garber ~


Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil's spawn. He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive.
~By Eric Massa ~


First of all; Frank was the BOSS. We didn't question any of his motives or decisions at the time.
~By Jimmy Carl Black ~


There are a lot of people who are doing wonderful things, quietly, with no motive of greed, or hostility toward other people, or delusions of superiority.
~By Charles Kuralt ~


My great crime in the world is blunder I will get into scrapes without intention or any bad motive.
~By Stand Watie ~


Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
~By James M. Barrie ~


It is a good motive, fame and money, as it is tangible and measurable. Being an artist is neither measurable nor tangible and certainly not a way to become rich.
~By Dirk Benedict ~


We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.
~By Lord Byron ~

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