Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday Motives

It was a bit of a morose Monday -  everyone was grouchy at work for no apparent reason. (then again, it was Monday - that is reason enough).

 I'm lacking inspiration in the blog department. I decided to open my Quotationary book and look to some quotes on motive. That could jump start some writing this week.

Give me virtuous actions, and I will not quibble ....about the motives - Lord Chesterfield  1748

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own - J.M. Barrie 1922

Love draws me one way, and glory the other - Cervantes 1615

here's a goodie
A man always has two reasons for the things he does - a good one and the real one - J.P. Morgan

And of course, Oscar Wilde is the finale
Had it been merely vanity that had made him do his one good deed? Or the desire for a new sensation?....Or that passion to act a part that sometimes makes us do things finer than we are ourselves?   1891


  1. Yeah, my Monday wasn't too good either. The emotions of others do impact on us, negative feelings can be contagious! I like the J.P. Morgan quote. Hope Tuesday is better for you :-)

  2. These were all great quotes, but JP Morgan's is my favorite. Hope the rest of your week is getting better in every way.