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Motives Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Motives Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives,
everything he does becomes tainted.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Related topics: Values Honor Purpose

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To succeed, you need to find
something to hold on to,
something to motivate you,
something to inspire you.
- Tony Dorsett

Keep busy - with tasks that inspire you,
motivate you, or please you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

I find motivation and inspiration and hope in information.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In the new economy, information, education,
and motivation are everything.
- William J. Clinton

People are stupid;
given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything.
Because people are stupid, they will believe a lie
because they want to believe it's true,
or because they are afraid it might be true.
- Terry Goodkind

Your life is the manifestation of your dream;
it is an art.
You can change your life anytime if
you aren't enjoying the dream.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue
by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed -
it is a process of elimination.
- Elbert Hubbard

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity
in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
- Albert Einstein

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.
- Mae West

In a relationship, when does the art of compromise become compromising?
- Sarah Jessica Parker

Take time today to appreciate beauty -
natural beauty, art, people.
Slow down, breathe deeply, smile.
It's a beautiful world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

People say conversation is a lost art;
how often I have wished it were.
- Edward R. Murrow

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Art is never finished, only abandoned.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Beyond mind, there is an awareness that is intrinsic,
that is not given to you by the outside, and is not an idea -
and there is no experiment up to now
that has found any center in the brain
which corresponds to awareness.
The whole work of meditation is
to make you aware of all that is "mind"
and disidentify yourself from it.
That very separation is the
greatest revolution that can happen to man.
Now you can do and act on only that
which makes you more joyous, fulfills you,
gives you contentment, makes your life a work of art, a beauty.
But this is possible only if the master in you is awake.
- Osho

Without tradition, art is a
flock of sheep without a shepherd.
Without innovation, it is a corpse.
- Winston Churchill

True art is characterized by an irresistible
urge in the creative artist.
- Albert Einstein

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie"
until you can find a rock.
- Will Rogers

In art, the hand can never execute anything
higher than the heart can imagine.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If being an egomaniac means I believe
in what I do and in my art or my music,
then in that respect you can call me that.
I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.
- John Lennon

Love of beauty is taste.
The creation of beauty is art.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the function of art to renew our perception.
What we are familiar with we cease to see.
The writer shakes up the familiar scene,
and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
- Anais Nin

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy
in creative expression and knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Simplicity and repose are qualities
that measure the true value of any work of art.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
- Pablo Picasso

The highest art is always the most religious,
and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
- Abraham Lincoln

Space is the breath of art.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
- Woody Allen

Gossip is the art of saying nothing
in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.
- Walter Winchell

Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money
they don't have for something they don't need.
- Will Rogers

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture,
society must set the artist free
to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
- John F. Kennedy

Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Where the spirit does not work with the hand,
there is no art.
- Leonardo da Vinci

All that this world needs is a good cleansing of the heart
of all the inhibitions of the past.
And laughter and tears can do both.
Tears will take out all the agony that is hidden inside you
and laughter will take all that is preventing your ecstasy.
Once you have learned the art you will be immensely surprised.
- Osho

Leadership is the art of getting someone else
to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Television has a real problem. They have no page two.
- Art Buchwald

If what is seen and experienced is portrayed
in the language of logic,
we are engaged in science.
If it is communicated through forms
whose connections are not accessible
to the conscious mind but are
recognized intuitively as meaningful,
then we are engaged in art.
- Albert Einstein

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy;
dash the last trace of your self-consciousness;
and cavort your most uninhibited play.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran


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