A Quote by Saint Teresa of Avila on action, ignorance, motives, peace, people, and soul

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 of Avila (1515 - 1582)

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A Quote by Robert James McCracken, D.D. on character, desires, driving, money, motives, needs, religion, and soul

Get to know two things about a man. How he earns his money and how he spends it. You will then have the clue tohis character. You will have a searchlight that shows up the inmost recesses of his soul. You know all you need to knowabout his standards, his motives, his driving desires, his real religion.

Robert McCracken

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A Quote by Richard G. Scott on children, fatherhood, life, love, and motives

If you seek His help, be sure your life is clean, your motives are worthy, and you're willing to do what He asks-for He will answer your prayers. He is your loving Father; you are His beloved child. He loves you perfectly and wants to help you.

Richard G. Scott (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, November 1989, p. 32., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Mortimer Jerome Adler on heart, motives, and truth

We acknowledge but one motive-to follow the truth as we know it, whithersoever it may lead us; but in our heart of hearts we are well assured that the truth which has made us free, will in the end make us glad also.

Mortimer Jerome Adler (1902 -)

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A Quote by Meredith Willson on cities, courage, freedom, loyalty, motives, purpose, spirituality, and strength

From the explanatory notes that Willson wrote to accompany his symphony, A Symphony of San Francisco,: "Generally speaking, the first movement is intended to convey pioneer courage, loyalty, strength of purpose and freedom." The trumpet motive in the closing Allegro "is a call of defiance to the very elements themselves that had the temerity to dispute the spiritual strength and courage of the golden city of the West."

Meredith Willson (1902 - 1984)

Source: “One Vote for Willson,” by Jay Nordlinger, National Review Magazine; June 05, 2000

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A Quote by Marion G. Romney on control, exercise, jesus, love, men, motives, religion, and self-control

The only motive strong enough to induce men to exercise the self control required by the religion of Jesus is love.

Marion G. Romney (1897 - 1988)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on civilization, life, motives, purpose, spirituality, and tragedy

Spiritual awakening is the most essential thing in man's life, and it is the sole purpose of being. Is not civilization, in all its tragic forms, a supreme motive for spiritual awakening?

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by John Locke on evil, good, guidance, mankind, motives, punishment, reward, and work

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 (1632 - 1704)

Source: Some Thoughts Concerning Education, 1693

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A Quote by John Calvin Coolidge on conviction, faith, life, motives, possibility, power, and work

Faith is the great motive power, and no man realizes his full possibilities unless he has the deep conviction that life is eternally important, and that his work, well done, is part of an unending plan.

Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on action, duty, interest, joy, kindness, maxims, motives, pleasure, satisfaction, self-interest, vanity, work, and worth

To be beneficent when we can is a duty; and besides this, there are many minds so sympathetically constituted that, without any other motive of vanity or self-interest, they find a pleasure in spreading joy around them, and can take delight in the satisfaction of others so far as it is their own work. But I maintain that in such a case an action of this kind, however proper, however amiable it may be, has nevertheless no true moral worth, but is on a level with other inclinations. . . . For the maxim lacks the moral import, namely, that such actions be done from duty, not from inclination.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Fundamental Principles of THE METAPHYSICS OF ETHICS

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