Quotes About Motive

Quotes tagged as "motive" (showing 1-30 of 36)
Vera Nazarian
“Would you like to know your future?

If your answer is yes, think again. Not knowing is the greatest life motivator.

So enjoy, endure, survive each moment as it comes to you in its proper sequence -- a surprise.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Never question another man's motive. His wisdom, yes, but not his motives.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Carrie Fisher
“No motive is pure. No one is good or bad-but a hearty mix of both. And sometimes life actually gives to you by taking away.”
Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking

George Eliot
“We all remember epochs in our experience when some dear expectation dies, or some new motive is born.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

Jarod Kintz
“Sometimes to make no move is to make the wrong move. That’s how I fell in love with a statue. We just sat still and I formed a connection.”
Jarod Kintz, My love can only occupy one person at a time

Paul David Tripp
“We rarely do anything with on single motive.”
Paul David Tripp, Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change

Toba Beta
“Should we still be friends when it could be more profitable if otherwise?”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Toba Beta
“I can hear you preach about freedom,
yet your motive that makes me listened.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Stephen King
“Why didn't you kill me like you did that guy back there? Billy? Or does it even make any sense to ask? Are you beyond why?'

Oh shit, we're all beyond why, you know that.”
Stephen King, Desperation
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“Never 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

P.D. James
“All the motives for murder are covered by four Ls: Love, Lust, Lucre and Loathing.”
P.D. James, The Murder Room

J.R. Rim
“What is a goal without a purpose?”
J.R. Rim

George Eliot
“To be candid, in Middlemarch phraseology, meant, to use an early opportunity of letting your friends know that you did not take a cheerful view of their capacity, their conduct, or their position; and a robust candor never waited to be asked for its opinion.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

Toba Beta
“There were three things sought by invaders who crossed
oceans to discover America. Those were gold, gospel, glory.
There are four things sought by aliens who crossed heavens
to discover planet earth. Those are gold, gospel, glory, gene.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“Mistakes are a combination of your choices and has nothing to do with your capacity.”
Bidemi Mark-Mordi

John Darnielle
“Some lessons you learn gradually and some you learn in a sudden moment, like a flash going off in a dark room. I sift and rake and dig around in my vivid recollections of young Sean on the floor in summer, and I try to see what makes him tick, but I know a secret about young Sean, I guess, that he kind of ends up telling the world: nothing makes him tick. It just happens all by itself, tick tick tick tick tick, without any proximal cause, with nothing underneath it. He is like a jellyfish adrift in the sea, throbbing quietly in the warm waves of the surf just off the highway where the dusty white vans with smoked windows and indistinct decals near their wheel hubs roll innocently past.”
John Darnielle, Wolf in White Van

John Hawkes
“Motive is never easy. Sometimes it occurs to one only later.”
John Hawkes

Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“. . . most martial artists want to know how A technique is done, A seasoned Sensei will demonstrate why”
Soke Behzad Ahmadi, Dirty Fighting : Lethal Okinawan Karate

Adam Levin
“Gurion would lament: What is the good of trying to do justice if God will kill me and my family whether or not I do justice?”
Adam Levin, The Instructions

Peter Høeg
“The motive for our actions doesn't lie ahead of us. It's something behind us that we're trying to escape.”
Peter Høeg, The Quiet Girl

Farrah Naseem
“Self-defense was an accepted motive for murder.”
Farrah Naseem

Mark Twain

Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.


Per G.G.,Chief of Ordnance”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Enock Maregesi
“Lengo kuu la Kolonia Santita kuuza madawa hayo ni kuwafadhili askari wa msituni wa Kolombia (magorila wa vyama visivyokuwa rasmi vya kisiasa au vyama haramu vya kisiasa) kushika hatamu za uongozi wa Kolombia, kwa makubaliano ya Kolonia Santita kutawala biashara ya kokeini ya taifa hilo la Amerika ya Kusini. WODEA lazima ilizuie Shirika la Madawa ya Kulevya la Kolonia Santita kuuza madawa hayo kwa gharama yoyote ile, pesa au damu, kutetea afya na amani ya dunia.”
Enock Maregesi

A.W. Tozer
“The "layman" need never think of his humbler task as being inferior to that of his minister. Let every man abide in the calling wherein he is called and his work will be as sacred as the work of the ministry. It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it. The motive is everything. Let a man sanctify the Lord God in his heart and he can thereafter do no common act.”
A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

Thiruman Archunan
“A business fails when motive becomes more important than the trust.”
Thiruman Archunan

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We are, or rather our natural desire to evade pain and to attain pleasure is, the primary reason we do or say every single thing we do or say.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

“The more the world commits to programs for poverty and education, the greater the gap for those with intellectual disabilities. That’s because money goes where results are quick and quantifiable, which is not likely for people with intellectual disabilities.”

David Halberstam
“If she was making the right and courageous decisions, he thought, she was nonetheless unhappy and somewhat resentful about doing it”
David Halberstam, The Powers That Be

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