In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.
To hear how special and wonderful we are is endlessly enthralling.
We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely… change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.
It is for the superfluous things of life that men sweat.
People who make some other person part of their job are dangerous.
I tried to treat them like me, and some of them weren't.
The greatest efforts of the race have always been traceable to the love of praise, as the greatest catastrophes to the love of pleasure.
Always in a moment of extreme danger things can be done which had previously been thought impossible.
You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.
Drive the horse with oats, not with curses and oaths.
When the flag is unfurled, all reason is in the trumpet.
Wealth... And poverty: the one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
The pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real.
It is the spur of ignorance, the consciousness of not understanding, and the curiosity about that which lies beyond that are essential to our progress.
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