What we believe to be the motives of our conduct are usually but the pretexts for it.

Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936) Spanish philosopher and writer [Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo]
The Tragic Sense of Life [Del Sentimiento Trágico de la Vida], ch. 11 (1913) [tr. Flitch (1921)]

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Added on 13-Dec-11 | Last updated 1-Mar-12
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