She now felt it due to that friendship to explain confidentially the motive
which had induced her to leave home with her husband.
Ay, but I have only one motive
in life, Miss Trotwood,' he rejoined, smiling.
To presume a want of motives
for such contests as an argument against their existence, would be to forget that men are ambitious, vindictive, and rapacious.
If the impulse and the opportunity be suffered to coincide, we well know that neither moral nor religious motives
can be relied on as an adequate control.
There are four kinds of Tragedy, the Complex, depending entirely on Reversal of the Situation and Recognition; the Pathetic (where the motive
is passion),--such as the tragedies on Ajax and Ixion; the Ethical (where the motives
are ethical),--such as the Phthiotides and the Peleus.
Rothschild; but as my motive
in travelling to your capital would not have been for the pleasure of dabbling in stocks, I stayed away till some favorable chance should present itself of carrying my wish into execution.
only they all had in common: a desire to get to the place that had been called Moscow, to apply their activities there.
Having no longer the motive
of serving and protecting her, Alban must, nevertheless, have taken the journey to Northumberland.
Having answered my inquiries, the woman put her own sordid construction on my motive
for visiting the prisoner.
Eustace Macallan the Second, you must have some very powerful motive
for turning your studies that way.
Having admitted this, may I count on receiving your permission to explain the motive
of my visit?
No, Lawrence, with your leave we'll continue it a while longer; and I'll tell you something, now we're about it, which you may believe or not as you choose - only please to remember that it is not my custom to speak falsely, and that in this case I can have no motive
for misrepresenting the truth - '