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The more one knows of our life the more one must denounce it, lest it be suspected that one has a personal motive in defending it. ...
It was the feeling of a passenger on an ocean steamer whose mind will not give him rest until he has been in the engine-room and t ...
That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?
I am fully sensible that an historical romance, founded on the
House of Saxe Cobourg, might be much more to the purpose of ...
We have not the motive to prepare ourselves for a "life-work" of teaching, of social work--we know that we would lay it down with ...
Wilson adventured for the whole of the human race. Not as a servant, but as a champion. So pure was this motive, so unflecked with ...
With Major Lawrence, mercy is a passion. With me, it is merely good manners. You may judge which motive is the more reliable.
To withdraw myself from myself ... has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all.
We are all selfish & I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.
Causists have tried to twist "doing good" into another form of "doing evil," and have said "you get pleasure yourself by giving th ...
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