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|It's motive alone that gives character to the actions of men. Jean de la Bruyere |
Think of your "purpose" in life as your message. Every life has something to say.
Find the voice, the message of your life. Ask yourself, Why has this character
|Our actions result in accomplishments; and we are rewarded for our actions. And |
that is why people can judge us by our actions. Do what you ... As Jean de la
Bruyere said, “It's motive alone that gives character to the actions of men.”
|It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must |
have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it. - Bronte, Charlotte ...
Brown, Les It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men. -
Bruyere, Jean ...
|... even sympathize with another's judgments or opinions.14 Through sympathy |
then the contents of "the minds of men are mirrors to one another. ... It derives its
moral worth solely from the nature of the motive which gives rise to it. ... which
approval or disapproval of an agent's motive or character can be explained is by
reconsidering "the nature and force of sympathy."19 In view of Hume's constant
insistence that motive alone determines an action's moral worth, and his
allowance that ...
|Thus, while the will is free, the man may be the "bondservant of sin" (John 8 : 31-|
36) or the "servant of righteousness" (Bom. ... stands between the two laws of
Nature and of Conscience, and, under perpetual limitations from both, exercises
its choice. ... Uniformity of action is not to be explained by any law of uniform
infiuence of motives, but by character in the will. ... a powerful hindrance to
fundamental change by new and contrary choice ; and gives small ground to
expect that man left ...
|be directed to transfer their affections to him who gives the blessing on their |
labours. They should hear, as from the mouth of Peter, ' Why look ye so earnestly
on us, as though by our own power of holiness we had made this man to walk 2 ?
... of this kind, and an abstraction from personal feeling, which can alone give a
ministry its proper direction and its due effect. ... of duty, for it is only by attention
to the principle on which actions are performed, that vital religion can be
|As desire is to pleasure (and its expected causes), so is aversion to pain and its |
expected causes. ... Motive to the will, a desire — the corresponding desire —
operating in the character of a motive : motive to the ... object of the desire),
operates in the character of an incentive, i. e. a motive : viz. by giving increase to
the apparent value of the good in respect of certainty. ... almost all the pleasures
and pains of which man's nature is susceptible, thence almost all the motives to
the action of ...
|Just as this law loses its force, the political must again come forward. ... a |
calculation of probability based on definite persons and relations, then the
political object, being the original motive, must ... political object, the less value
shall we set upon it, and the more easily shall we be induced to give it up
altogether. ... One and the same political object may produce totally different
effects upon different people, or even upon the same ... But also, in this, due
attention to the peculiar character ...
|Such a course has its immediate reward in the moral influence which it exerts, |
and in the conscious satisfaction which inseparably ... In what circumstances the
practice here enjoined, possesses the character, and merits the commendation
which the Apostle has given it. ... A right motive. Religion before men consists
entirely of actions. These alone are visible to the human eye. We readily ...
authority for affirming that a man may give all his goods to feed the poor, and not
|evidence, purporting to show that people are saints or scoundrels, having |
virtuous or vicious characters, "is nothing but a conclusion concerning the actions
of men, deriv'd from the consideration of their motives, temper and situation. ...
Since reason alone can never produce any action, or give rise to volition, I infer,
that the same faculty is as incapable of ... In short, a passion must be accompany'
d with some false judgment, in order to its being unreasonable; and even then 'tis
not the ...