Motive Quotes And Sayings

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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


When the severity of the law is to be softened, let pity, not bribes, be the motive.
~By Miguel de Cervantes ~


I, Alexander B. Campbell, make this statement of the cause of my death to relieve the coroner of the necessity of an inquest, and also let my friends know the motive that led me to take my own life.
~By Alex Campbell ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
~By Denis Diderot ~


Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.
~By Andrew Jackson ~


I have always examined closely the motives of any group for which I am asked to raise money.
~By Kate Smith ~


My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions which I carried out during many conflicts, which very often occurred between brothers of the same country, are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations based on personal ambitions.
~By Omar Bongo ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity.
~By Charles Dudley Warner ~


People do not always understand the motives of sublime conduct, and when they are astonished they are very apt to think they ought to be alarmed. The truth is none are fit judges of greatness but those who are capable of it.
~By Jane Porter ~


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


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 ~


Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be a monster.
~By George Eliot ~


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 ~


It is futile to judge a kind deed by its motives. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


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 ~


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


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


No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined.
~By Paul Gallico ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


I believe absolutely in love being the central motive force of the universe.
~By Laurence Housman ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see all the motives upon which they were done.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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. ~


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


When I consider what it was that moved me to join the Communist Party, I have to cast my mind back for more than a quarter of a century to try and ascertain what precisely my motives at that time were.
~By Bram Fischer ~


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


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


This unusual and highly successful species spends a great deal of time examining his higher motives and an equal amount of time ignoring his fundamental ones.
~By Desmond Morris ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


But I have the satisfaction, at the same time, to reflect that the impression to be made depends upon the consistency of the charge and the motives of the prosecutors.
~By Robert Walpole ~


But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.
~By Abraham Maslow ~


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 ~


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 ~


Humanity is made up of an infinity of different individuals. Each of us travels for motives exclusively his own.
~By Ella Maillart ~


Cruel and cold is the judgment of man, Cruel as winter, and cold as the snow; But by-and-by will the deed and the plan Be judged by the motive that lieth below.
~By Lewis J. Bates ~


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 ~


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 ~


Living en famille provides the strongest motives for rudeness combined with the maximum opportunity for displaying it.
~By Quentin Crisp ~


The atmosphere is much too near for dreams. It forces us to action. It is close to us. We are in it and of it. It rouses us both to study and to do. We must know its moods and also its motive forces.
~By Cleveland Abbe ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Emphasis on the common emotive or affective origins of music and words in the first cries of humankind undermines words.
~By Jean Philippe Rameau ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I started to call myself a rational therapist in 1955; later I used the term rational emotive. Now I call myself a rational emotive behavior therapist.
~By Albert Ellis ~


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 ~


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


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 ~

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September 30 ,2022
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