To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all.
— Lord Byron

There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.
— Pat Riley

It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
— Jean De La Bruyere

We talk on principal, but act on motivation.
— Walter Savage Landor

We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.
— Lord Byron