Motive Quotes

Quotes tagged as "motive" (showing 1-30 of 53)
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

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

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

“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

Joanne Harris
“A man may plant a tree for a number of reasons. Perhaps he likes trees. Perhaps he wants shelter. Or perhaps he knows that someday he may need the firewood.”
Joanne Harris, Runemarks

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

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

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

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“There are two powerful fuels, two forces; motivation and inspiration. To be motivated you need to know what your motives are. Over time - and to sustain you through it - your motivation must become an inner energy; a 'motor' driving you forward, passionately, purposefully, wisely and compassionately... come what may, every day. Inspiration is an outer - worldly - energy that you breathe and draw in. It may come from many places, faces, spaces and stages - right across the ages. It is where nature, spirit, science, mind and time meet, dance, play and speak. It keeps you outward facing and life embracing. But you must be open-minded and open-hearted to first let it in and then let it out again. Together - blended, combined and re-entwined - motivation and inspiration bring connectivity, productivity, creativity and boundless possibilities that is not just 'self' serving but enriching to all humanity and societies...just as it should be.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

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
tags: motive

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

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

“If you dont understand the MOTIVE, don't judge the means!”
Stephen Magnus

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

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

Nikita Dudani
“Sometimes people forget the bridge that connected them to success.”
Nikita Dudani

Donna Lynn Hope
“I'd rather be befriended as an aimless lost soul than be befriended for adornment, gain or goal.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Donna Tartt
“But, if I dare say it, it wasn't until I had helped kill a man that I realized how elusive and complex an act a murder can actually be, and not necessarily attributable to one dramatic motive.”
Donna Tartt, The Secret History

Daniel Kahneman
“The expectation of intelligent gossip is a powerful motive for serious self-criticism, more powerful than New Year resolutions to improve one's decision making at work and at home.”
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

J.R. Rim
“The right reason will reap the desired result,”
J.R. Rim

Caryll Houselander
“We could scrub the floor for a tired friend, or dress a wound for a patient in a hospital, or lay the table and wash up for the family; but we shall not do it in martyr spirit or with that worse spirit of self-congratulation, of feeling that we are making ourselves more perfect, more unselfish, more positively kind.

We shall do it just for one thing, that our hands make Christ's hands in our life, that our service may let Christ serve through us, that our patience may bring Christ's patience back to the world.”
Caryll Houselander, The Reed of God

Agatha Christie
“All the same, lots of women buy their clothes in Paris, and have not, on that account, necessarily poisoned their husbands.”
Agatha Christie, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
tags: motive

Joyce Rachelle
“It's all about motive. Climbing up and climbing out look the same on the outside.”
Joyce Rachelle

R.D. Blackmore
“The motives of mankind are plainer than the motions they produce.”
R.D. Blackmore, Lorna Doone

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