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

One of the most arrogant undertakings, to my mind, is to write the biography of a man which pretends to go beyond external facts and gives the inmost motives. One of the most mendacious is autobiography. (Quote by - Thomas Haecker)

The more one sees of human fate and the more one examines its secret springs of action, the more one is impressed by the strength of unconscious motives and by the limitations of free choice (Quote by - Carl Gustav Jung)

Actions are visible, though motives are secret.(Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

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

When Christianity is received, it stimulates the faculties, and calls forth new ideas, new motives and new sentiments. It has been the mother of all modern education (Quote by - James McCosh)

All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.(Quote by - George Orwell)

All that men really understand is confined to a very small compass; to their daily affairs and experience; to what they have an opportunity to know; and motives to study or practise. The rest is affectation and imposture. (Quote by - William Hazlitt)


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