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With the exception of the instinct of self-preservation, the propensity for emulation is probably the strongest and most alert and persistent of the economic motives proper

Thorstein Veblen Quotes

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What makes life dreary is the want of a motive.

T.S. Eliot Quotes

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Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided

John Locke Quotes

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Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be a monster.

George Eliot Quotes

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He never does a proper thing without giving an improper reason for it.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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We would often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood all the motives which produced them.

François Duc de La Rochefoucauld Quotes

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We like so much to hear people talk of us and of our motives, that we are charmed even when they abuse us.

Marie de Sevigne Quotes

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We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.

Lord Byron Quotes

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