Quotations The Best Quotes About Motives  

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From his cradle to his grave a man never does a single thing which has any FIRST AND FOREMOST object but one -- to secure peace of mind, spiritual comfort, for HIMSELF. Mark Twain

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

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Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself. Marcus Aurelius

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Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own. J. M. Barrie

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We should often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood all the motives behind them. Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

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To read between the lines was easier than to follow the text. Henry James

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He never does a proper thing without giving an improper reason for it. George Bernard Shaw

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We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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