Always from the Noblest Motives

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls. -Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Each of us travels for motives exclusively his own. -Ella Maillart

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

People's behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives. -Thomas Mann

We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them. -La Rochefoucauld

Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives. -Oscar Wilde

Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions - which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives. -Saint Teresa

But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication. -Abraham Maslow

1 comment:

  1. Terrific and quality quotes! I concur and write about many of these topics. I'm glad I dropped in for a visit with you Bob.:)


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