for its own sake

for its own sake

(Done or pursued) for its own merits more than anything else. I took on this project for its own sake, not because of the paycheck.
See also: own, sake

for its ˈown sake

because you are interested in it, and not because you could gain an advantage from doing it: I’m not learning Arabic for any special reason; I’m doing it for its own sake, because I enjoy it.
See also: own, sake
References in classic literature ?
At first it asks only for stories, then it asks for history for its own sake, and for poetry for its own sake; history, I mean, for the knowledge it gives us of the past; poetry for joy in the beautiful words, and not merely for the stories they tell.
Not choosing sacrifice for its own sake, but for OUR own sake.
It is not so much because I wish to read the book for its own sake, as because winter is coming on, when the evenings will be long and dreary, and one will want to read at least SOMETHING.
Wanting to do good, why not do it for its own sake, and put my tastes and likings by?'
Well then; I have been thinking if I take any orphan to provide for, let it not be a pet and a plaything for me, but a creature to be helped for its own sake.'
I have done a vast deal of this, but I have usually been aware that the book was subtly withholding from me the best a book can give, since I was not reading it for its own sake and because I loved it, but for selfish ends of my own, and because I wished to possess myself of it for business purposes, as it were.
There was novelty in the scheme, and as, with such a mother and such uncompanionable sisters, home could not be faultless, a little change was not unwelcome for its own sake. The journey would moreover give her a peep at Jane; and, in short, as the time drew near, she would have been very sorry for any delay.
Zardari asks govt to rein in NAB 'for its own sake'
But we just passed for its own sake - and that's not football."
I am reminded of George Orwell's great novel 1984 and the quote: "The party seeks power entirely for its own sake We are not interested in the good of others.
There appears to be growing evidence that existential nationalists who want independence for its own sake are gathering support by the day.
"Anybody who wants fame for its own sake must be a sandwich short of a picnic" - Actor John Hannah (pictured).
What happened was that the children were no longer drawing for the pleasure of drawing, they were drawing for a reward and this turned what was a playful activity, undertaken for its own sake, into something that became, well, work.
There is a dynamic tension in music education between those who advocate "music for its own sake" and those who only see the role of music as to support learning goals in other subjects.
Doug, 17 The study said homework for its own sake is pointless.