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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 20

Motives

Motives.

Motives are not always the cause of action, they serve rather to give character to our actions than to compel them, they enable us to judge whether the action be good or bad according to the character of the motive the self interested feeling impels to action, and being living and sentient beings our nature is to feel free and justify our acts by reference to the purity of our motives.