Motive Quotes

"When a real estate developer says he ...

"When a real estate developer says he wants to drain a swamp, you should be suspicious of ulterior motives." -- Anonymous
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β€œPeople, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them...

β€œPeople, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.” β€” Insurgent
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"When a real estate developer says he ...

"When a real estate developer says he wants to drain a swamp, you should be suspicious of ulterior motives." -- Anonymous
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β€œNever judge someone's character based on the words of another. Instead...

β€œNever judge someone's character based on the words of another. Instead, study the motives behind the words of the person casting the bad judgment.” ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
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β€œOne of the greatest advantages of the totalitarian e...

β€œOne of the greatest advantages of the totalitarian elites of the twenties and thirties was to turn any statement of fact into a question of motive.” ― Hannah Arendt
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β€œI never knew a man who had ...

β€œI never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused.” - Graham Greene
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"One of the strongest motives for wishing to work on ...

"One of the strongest motives for wishing to work on yourself is the realization that you may die at any moment - only you must first realize this." - G. I. Gurdjieff
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The motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those w...

The motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care criticize where necessary. Those who envy criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot ― Criss Jami, Killosophy
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"The main motive for nonattachment is a desire to esc...

"The main motive for nonattachment is a desire to escape from the pain of living, and above all from love, which, sexual or non-sexual, is hard work." - George Orwell
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People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them,...

People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them. β€”Veronica Roth
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"There situations in life that go through a motive and place us ...

"There situations in life that go through a motive and place us at the moment of deciding if we stay in that motive,or if motive ourselves to leave it to make our existence better" (William Ventura)
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Querulous self-righteousness, combined with a refusa...

Querulous self-righteousness, combined with a refusal to look inwards or to examine ones own conduct and motives, is characteristic of our age. - Theodore Dalrymple
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β€œBut ideas have consequences, ...

β€œBut ideas have consequences, whatever motives or intentions of the promoters.” -Stephen J. Gould
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"Who are we to question the motives of these gian...

"Who are we to question the motives of these giants of commerce whose whims rule the course of our nation." - John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces
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β€œIt is one thing to make a mistake, and quite another thing not to admit it. People will ...

β€œIt is one thing to make a mistake, and quite another thing not to admit it. People will forgive mistakes of judgment. But people will not easily forgive the mistakes of ill intention, bad motives, and the prideful justifying cover-up of the first mistake.” ― Stephen Covey
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