Never judge someone's character based on the words of another. Instead, study the motives behind the words of the person casting the bad judgment.
Would you like to know your future? If your answer is yes, think again. Not knowing is the greatest life motivator. So enjoy, endure, survive each moment as it comes to you in its proper sequence -- a surprise.
Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.
Never question another man's motive. His wisdom, yes, but not his motives.
It is not as much about who you used to be, as it is about who you choose to be.
The first step to moving towards achieving your goals is to have a comprehensive understanding of your life purpose.
Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
When the severity of the law is to be softened, let pity, not bribes, be the motive.
What makes life dreary is the want of a motive.
Every action needs to be prompted by a motive.
To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all.