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Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.
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On action alone be thy interest, Never on its fruits. Let not the fruits of action be thy motive, Nor be thy attachment to inaction.
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If a man called Christmas Day a mere hypocritical excuse for drunkeness and gluttony, that would be false, but it would have a fact hidden in it somewhere. But when Bernard Shaw says that Christmas Day is only a conspiracy kept up by Poulterers and wine merchants from strictly business motives, then he says something which is not so much false as startling and arrestingly foolish. He might as well say that the two sexes were invented by jewellers who wanted to sell wedding rings.
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We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.
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True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive.
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The butterfly's attractiveness derives not only from colors and symmetry: deeper motives contribute to it. We would not think them so beautiful if they did not fly, or if they flew straight and briskly like bees, or if they stung, or above all if they did not enact the perturbing mystery of metamorphosis: the latter assumes in our eyes the value of a badly decoded message, a symbol, a sign.
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America - a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.
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The automobile is technologically more sophisticated than the bundling board, but the human motives in their uses are sometimes the same.
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Charles M. Allen Quotes

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To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all.
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Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed; if we permit the last virgin forests to be turned into comic books and plastic cigarette cases; if we drive the few remaining members of the wild species into zoos or to extinction; if we pollute the last clear air and dirty the last clean streams and push our paved roads through the last of the silence, so that never again will Americans be free in their own country from the noise, the exhausts, the stinks of human and automotive waste.
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Wallace Stegner Quotes

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