Quotations on Deeds

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The man who sows wrong thoughts and deeds and prays that God will bless him is in the position of a farmer who, having sown tares, asks God to bring forth for him a harvest of wheat.
- James Allen
(Keywords: God, Thoughts, Deeds, Harvest, Man, Will, Wrong)

It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Time, Deeds, Jokes, Mind, Relaxation)

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Life, Comfort, Deeds, Friends, Old, Poverty, Weakness)

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
- Philip James Bailey
(Keywords: Time, Heart, Thoughts, Deeds, Years)

Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To show the most of Heaven he hath in him.
- Philip James Bailey
(Keywords: Life, God, Thought, Thoughts, Act, Deeds, Heaven, Man, Mind)

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
- Saint Basil
(Keywords: Love, Friendship, Courtesy, Deed, Deeds, Kindness, Man, Plants)

According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings.
- Bodhidharma
(Keywords: Blessings, Deeds, Evil, Result)

The genius of America is that we are still a land of undiscovered shores, and we are at our best when we open our hearts and allow the night winds to bring renewed visions of great deeds.
- Phil Bredesen
(Keywords: Genius, America, Deeds, Land, Night, Open, Visions)

Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing - where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger; which he knows he was meant and made to do.
- Phillips Brooks
(Keywords: Soul, Thoughts, Day, Deeds, Desire, Man, Thinking, Will)

Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why, all men strive and who succeeds?
- Robert Browning
(Keywords: Men, Deeds, Words)

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
- Buddha
(Keywords: Wisdom, Life, Virtue, Deeds, Earth, Guidance, Light, Mind, Needs)

The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Life, Thought, Heart, Deeds, Man, Vanity)

It is thought and feeling which guides the universe, not deeds.
- Edgar Cayce
(Keywords: Thought, Deeds, Feeling, Universe)

Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Actions, Deeds, Sons)

The power of noble deeds is to be preserved and passed on to the future.
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Keywords: Power, Deeds, Future)

If a belief is not realized immediately in open deeds, it is stored up for the guidance of the future.
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Keywords: Belief, Deeds, Future, Guidance, Open)

The man of sensibility is too busy talking about his feelings to have time for good deeds.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Time, Feelings, Deeds, Man, Sensibility, Talking)

Words without deeds violates the moral and legal obligation we have under the genocide convention but, more importantly, violates our sense of right and wrong and the standards we have as human beings about looking to care for one another.
- Jon Corzine
(Keywords: Legal, Care, Deeds, Genocide, Obligation, Right, Sense, Words, Wrong)

Words without deeds is an affront to the principle that guides our Nation and makes a mockery of the values we as public servants claim to love.
- Jon Corzine
(Keywords: Love, Values, Deeds, Nation, Public, Words)

Your ability to rationalize your own bad deeds makes you believe that the whole world is as amoral as you are.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: Ability, Deeds, World)

Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame, which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind.
- George William Curtis
(Keywords: Intelligence, Thoughts, Approval, Deeds, Fame, Mankind, Reputation)

One lives with so many bad deeds on one's conscience and some good intentions in one's heart.
- John Dewey
(Keywords: Heart, Conscience, Deeds, Intentions)

One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.
- Euripides
(Keywords: Time, Friend, Deeds, Nothing, Word)

Kind thoughts are rarer than either kind words or deeds. They imply a great deal of thinking about others. This in itself is rare. But they also imply a great deal of thinking about others without the thoughts being criticisms. This is rarer still.
- Frederick William Faber
(Keywords: Thoughts, Being, Deeds, Thinking, Words)

And now may the blessing of God rest upon all men. I have told unto them the Epic of Kings, and the Epic of Kings is come to a close, and the tale of their deeds is ended.
- Ferdowsi
(Keywords: God, Men, Deeds, Kings, May, Now, Rest)

Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Keywords: Love, Deeds, Desire, Spirit)

In the deregulated realm of US banking and finance, crime does occasionally pay for its foul deeds, not in prison time but by making modest rebates to the victims.
- William Greider
(Keywords: Time, Finance, Crime, Deeds, Prison, Victims)

Initial reports are encouraging. In the end of the day, it's going to be deeds, not words, that matter.
- Stephen Hadley
(Keywords: Encouraging, Day, Deeds, End, Words)

Life is short and if you're looking for extension, you had best do well. 'Cause there's good deeds and then there's good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.
- Ben Harper
(Keywords: Life, Deeds, Heaven, Hell, Intentions)

It was not the path I was to take. Because of my deeds, I will never know peace again.
- Hiawatha
(Keywords: Peace, Deeds, Will)

A key to the mentality of the left is that it judges itself by its best intentions, and judges its opponents - America chief among them - by their worst deeds.
- David Horowitz
(Keywords: America, Deeds, Intentions, Judges, Key, Opponents)

Thinking good thoughts is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Thoughts, Deeds, Thinking)

Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Thoughts, Deeds, Heaven, Words)

I hope to God that the inner strength that will vindicate my deeds will in good time spring forth from my own people. I have done as I had to on the prompting of my inner voice.
- Kurt Huber
(Keywords: Time, God, People, Hope, Strength, Deeds, Spring, Voice, Will)

A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever.
- Jesse Jackson
(Keywords: Death, Men, Deeds, Justice, Man, Reality)

Let the professors of Christianity recommend their religion by deeds of benevolence - by Christian meekness - by lives of temperance and holiness.
- Richard Mentor Johnson
(Keywords: Religion, Christian, Christianity, Benevolence, Deeds, Holiness, Temperance)

I ask every Communist individually to set an example, by deeds and without pretense, a real example worthy of a man and a Communist, in restoring order, starting normal life, in resuming work and production, and in laying the foundations of an ordered life.
- Janos Kadar
(Keywords: Life, Work, Deeds, Example, Man, Order, Production)

When there is life and mankind, a person will live striving for good deeds, liberty and a bright life, and wish that goodness and justice will reign in the world.
- Islom Karimov
(Keywords: Life, Deeds, Goodness, Justice, Liberty, Mankind, Will, World)

Just as the performance of the vilest and most wicked deeds requires spirit and talent, so even the greatest demand a certain insensitivity which under other circumstances we would call stupidity.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Keywords: Talent, Performance, Circumstances, Deeds, Spirit, Stupidity)

Our deeds disguise us. People need endless time to try on their deeds, until each knows the proper deeds for him to do. But every day, every hour, rushes by. There is no time.
- John Locke
(Keywords: Time, People, Day, Deeds, Disguise)

So potent was religion in persuading to evil deeds.
- Lucretius
(Keywords: Religion, Deeds, Evil)

In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Success, Time, Failure, Deeds, Respect, Value)

Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness.
- Jose Marti
(Keywords: Men, Action, Greatness, Deeds, Dignity, Famous, Talk)

The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.
- John Milton
(Keywords: Character, Deeds, Man, Order, Past, sayings)

The Israeli government has proved over the past year its commitment to peace, both in words and deeds. By contrast, the Palestinians are posing preconditions for renewing the diplomatic process in a way they have not done over the course of 16 years.
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Keywords: Government, Peace, Commitment, Contrast, Deeds, Past, Words, Years)

The vigor and power and comfort of our spiritual life depends on our mortification of deeds of the flesh.
- John Owen
(Keywords: Life, Power, Comfort, Deeds, Spiritual)

Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds.
- Jean Paul
(Keywords: Actions, Deeds, Sons)

Time, which wears down and diminishes all things, augments and increases good deeds, because a good turn liberally offered to a reasonable man grows continually through noble thought and memory.
- Francois Rabelais
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Deeds, Man, Memory)

Not a day passes over the earth, but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows.
- Charles Reade
(Keywords: Men, Women, Day, Deeds, Earth, Words)

We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: People, Deeds, Motives)

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