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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself.
~ Marcus Aurelius - [Motives]

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Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
~ Sir James M. Barrie - [Motives]

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We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.
~ Lord Byron - [Motives]

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Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be a monster.
~ George Eliot - [Motives]

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A person who is keen to shake your hand usually has something up his sleeve.
~ Sir Alec Guiness - [Motives]

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To read between the lines was easier than to follow the text.
~ Henry James - [Motives]

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We should often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood all the motives behind them.
~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld - [Motives]

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There's an enduring American compulsion to be on the side of the angels. Expediency alone has never been an adequate American reason for doing anything. When actions are judged, they go before the bar of God, where Mom and the Flag closely flank His presence.
~ Jonathan Raban - [Motives]

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I still feel like I gotta prove something. There are a lot of people hoping I fail. But I like that. I need to be hated.
~ Howard Stern - [Motivation]

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Next to excellence, comes the appreciation of it.
~ William M. Thackeray - [Motivation]

 

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