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Motive Quotes

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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

“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

“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

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

Sanhita Baruah
“It is not as much about who you used to be, as it is about who you choose to be.”
Sanhita Baruah

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diane L. Kowalyshyn
“Her flippant remark about seeing other people had been so far off base he considered the comment completely AWOL.” ”
Diane L. Kowalyshyn, Catch .22

Criss Jami
“Christ was of course not the slightest bit envious. His perspective was to take care of the poor not out of hatred for the rich, but out of love for the poor; and though we try to imitate His teachings, due to our corrupt and sinful nature, oftentimes, this obvious fact is still so easily neglected.”
Criss Jami

Hank Green
“[Creation is first about attention;] Making something that people are going to pay attention to, and that's going to affect someone; it's going to make them laugh or make them think; and that's all that matters.
That's where almost every Tiktoker is right now.

And then at some point it gets to be that your graphs change a little bit and being able to sustain this activity is more important: to find ways to make money off of it; to have it be your job.

[And then you get to a stage when you have an audience for your creations, you make money from your creations and at some point] it's almost as if you have enough of this to realize 1.) You have enough and 2.) Having more isn't going to make you much happier.

You have to have enough before you can realise that more isn't going to make you much happier.

That happens with audience, and that happens with money, and eventually you get to a point (and not everyone gets here), where it's like: "what's FUN though? What do I LIKE doing? What is the weird thing I can do that's interesting?”
Hank Green

Abhijit Naskar
“The terrorist is a radical, so is the reformer. The difference is in their motive - the terrorist wants to build an exclusive society, whereas the reformer wants to build an inclusive society.”
Abhijit Naskar, Martyr Meets World: To Solve The Hard Problem of Inhumanity

Kurian Mathew Tharakan
“Be intrigued by what is left unsaid. The void always contains hidden information, motives, and intentions.”
Kurian Mathew Tharakan

Kurian Mathew Tharakan
“Be intrigued by what is left unsaid. The void always contains hidden motives and meanings.”
Kurian Mathew Tharakan
tags: motive

Cathy O'Neil
“In each case, we must ask not only who designed the model but also what they person or company is trying to accomplish.”
Cathy O'Neil, Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

“You’re going to experience adversity; you’re going to have days that are incredibly challenging, even scary. There are going to be days that cause you to question your motives and ability. It’s important to realize that the toughest days are your best days, because they have the potential to force the most adaptation—mentally, as well as physically.”
Ben Bergeron, Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World’s Fittest Athletes

Srinivart
“Do your actions without any motive.
If your actions are good, they get you what you never expected and desired”
Srinivart

Brajesh Kumar Singh
“Never settle with average.”
Brajesh Kumar Singh

Dr. Tracey Bond i
“Become a 'game rearranger.' Cut the BS and WALK sharply in the TRUTH you can see...especially in calculated conversations which could be dangerous in their motive-operandi. Look and listen deeper into the spirit of your dialogues.”
Lady Tracey Bond DoubleOHHSeven™

“The motive is usually revealed when challenges arise along the way, bad motives rarely have roots to withstand the storms and torrents.”
Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

“There are correct answers for the human soul to every question that's asked with a deep and meaningful motive by the inquisitor; first identify and center the motive, so that clarity can have its conscious...soul say.”
Dr. Tracey Bond

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