Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be a monster.
George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.
To read between the lines was easier than to follow the text.
Henry James (1843-1916) American author.
He never does a proper thing without giving an improper reason for it.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.
We should often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood all the motives behind them.
François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.
We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.
Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.