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Watch your motive before God; have no other motive in prayer than to know Him. (Quote by - Oswald Chambers)

The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history. (Quote by - Mao Zedong)

Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act. (Quote by - Claude Helvetius)

Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. (Quote by - Ayn Rand)

No man does anything from a single motive. (Quote by - Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Do your duty, to the best of your abilities, for the Lord without any selfish motive, and remember God at all times - before starting a work, at the completion of a task, and while inactive. (Quote by - Bhagavad Gita)

Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

A man always has two reasons for doing anything - a good reason and the real reason. (Quote by - John Pierpoint Morgan)

What makes life dreary is the want of a motive. (Quote by - George Eliot)

It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men. (Quote by - Jean de la Bruyere)

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own. (Quote by - J M Barrie)

I keep renaming my motives, but continue doing the same things. (Quote by - Mason Cooley)

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. (Quote by - Kate Chopin)

A good intention clothes itself with sudden power. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

You will find in politics that you are much exposed to the attribution of false motive. Never complain and never explain. (Quote by - Stanley Baldwin)

To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

I ago's soliloquy--the motive-hunting of a motiveless malignity--how awful it is! (Quote by - Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

The beginning of self-knowledge: recognizing that your motives are the same as other people's. (Quote by - Mason Cooley)

Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided. (Quote by - John Locke)

For there's nothing we read of in torture's inventions, Like a well-meaning dunce, with the best of intentions. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)

Do not have as your motive the desire to be known as a praying man. Get an inner chamber in which to pray where no one knows you are praying, shut the door, and talk to God in secret. (Quote by - Oswald Chambers)

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

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. (Quote by - Herbert Baxter Adams)

Men's minds are as variant as their faces. Where the motives of their actions are pure, the operation of the former is no more to be imputed to them as a crime, than the appearance of the latter; for both, being the work of nature, are alike unavoidable. (Quote by - George Washington)


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