Quotations on Deed

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When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
- Ausonius
(Keywords: Deed, Respect)

The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention.
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Keywords: Deed, Intention)

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)

Cruel and cold is the judgment of man, Cruel as winter, and cold as the snow; But by-and-by will the deed and the plan Be judged by the motive that lieth below.
- Lewis J. Bates
(Keywords: Deed, Judgment, Man, Motive, Snow, Will, Winter)

It is a good deed to forget a poor joke.
- Brendan Behan
(Keywords: Deed, Forget, Poor)

But there is a difference here: When Jewish children are murdered, Arabs celebrate the deed. The death of an Arab child is no cause for celebration in Israel.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Death, Cause, Children, Deed, Difference, Israel)

It is, alas, chiefly the evil emotions that are able to leave their photographs on surrounding scenes and objects and whoever heard of a place haunted by a noble deed, or of beautiful and lovely ghosts revisiting the glimpses of the moon?
- Algernon H. Blackwood
(Keywords: Deed, Emotions, Evil, Moon)

Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.
- Bodhidharma
(Keywords: Men, Gods, Deed, Evil, Will)

We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, by thought, word and deed.
- Camilla P. Bowles
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Deed, Wickedness, Word)

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
- John Burroughs
(Keywords: Deed, Intention)

God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.
- Pierre Charron
(Keywords: God, Nature, Deed, Man, Study, Word, World)

Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning.
- Charles Eastman
(Keywords: Deed, Meaning, Names, Religious, Spirit)

The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
- T. S. Eliot
(Keywords: Deed, Reason, Right, Temptation, Wrong)

Western history has been a history of deed done, actions performed and results achieved.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: History, Actions, Deed, Results)

Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim.
- William Feather
(Keywords: Life, Deed, Help)

Deed, not words shall speak me.
- John Fletcher
(Keywords: Deed, Words)

We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Thought, Progress, Goal, Deed, May, Nonviolence, Word)

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Thought, Thoughts, Deed, Harmony, Will, Word)

The deed is everything, the glory is naught.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Keywords: Deed, Glory)

Descendants of New England pioneers are proud of their ancestry and glad to proclaim the fact that so far as the United States are concerned, New England is in deed the cradle of religious liberty.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Ancestry, Deed, EnglFact, Liberty, Religious, states, United)

It is futile to judge a kind deed by its motives. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
- Eric Hoffer
(Keywords: Being, Deed, Kindness, Motive, Motives)

Who made the world I cannot tell; 'Tis made, and here am I in hell. My hand, though now my knuckles bleed, I never soiled with such a deed.
- A. E. Housman
(Keywords: Deed, Hell, Now, World)

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
- Henrik Ibsen
(Keywords: Impression, Deed, Deep, Will, Words)

A wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Deed, Ego, Man, May, Understanding, Wrong)

May we be saved from evil thoughts and deed of enemies of world peace who find pleasure in creating havoc and perpetrating all forms of carnage.
- Yahya Jammeh
(Keywords: Peace, Thoughts, Deed, Enemies, Evil, May, Pleasure, World)

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Keywords: Thought, Choices, Consequences, Deed, Word)

Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Keywords: Happiness, Thought, Day, Deed, Treasure, Word)

In the final analysis there is no other solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decision, the day's generous utterances, and the day's good deed.
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Keywords: Work, Progress, Decision, Day, Deed, Man, Solution)

One should see the world, and see himself as a scale with an equal balance of good and evil. When he does one good deed the scale is tipped to the good - he and the world is saved. When he does one evil deed the scale is tipped to the bad - he and the world is destroyed.
- Maimonides
(Keywords: Balance, Deed, Evil, World)

For the beautiful word begets the beautiful deed.
- Thomas Mann
(Keywords: Deed, Word)

While we have entertained the contention that a deed may make more propaganda than hundreds of speeches, thousands of articles, and tens of thousands of pamphlets, we have held that an arbitrary act of violence will not necessarily have such an effect.
- Johann Most
(Keywords: Act, Contention, Deed, Effect, May, Propaganda, Violence, Will)

Anarchists prepare for social revolution and use every means- speech, writing, or deed, whichever is more to the point - to accelerate revolutionary development.
- Johann Most
(Keywords: Development, Deed, Revolution, Speech, Writing)

Don't take the will for the deed; get the deed.
- Lewis Mumford
(Keywords: Deed, Will)

An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated.
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair
(Keywords: Life, War, Death, Church, Deed, Disease, Poverty, Prayer)

Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.
- Ovid
(Keywords: Men, Deed, Reward, Value)

We know how powerful our mother was when we were little, but is our wife that powerful to us now? Must we relive our great deed of escape from Mama with every other woman in our life?
- Frank Pittman
(Keywords: Life, Mother, Wife, Deed, Now, Woman)

No baseness or cruelty of treason so deep or so tragic shall enter our human world, but that loyal love shall be able in due time to oppose to just that deed of treason its fitting deed of atonement.
- Josiah Royce
(Keywords: Love, Time, Cruelty, Deed, Deep, Treason, World)

The world, as transformed by this creative deed, is better than it would have been had all else remained the same, but had that deed of treason not been done at all.
- Josiah Royce
(Keywords: Deed, Treason, World)

If I look to see what I ever did that, for all I now know, some other man might not have done, I am utterly unable to discover the certainly unique deed.
- Josiah Royce
(Keywords: Deed, Man, Now)

Day by day we should weigh what we have granted to the spirit of the world against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus, in thought and especially in deed.
- Albert Schweitzer
(Keywords: Thought, Day, Deed, Spirit, World)

Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
- William Shakespeare
(Keywords: Deed, Deeds, Talking, Words)

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
- William Shakespeare
(Keywords: Deed, World)

Now I see that going out into the testing ground of men it is the tongue and not the deed that wins the day.
- Sophocles
(Keywords: Men, Day, Deed, Now, Testing, Tongue)

While we are living in the present, we must celebrate life every day, knowing that we are becoming history with every work, every action, every deed.
- Mattie Stepanek
(Keywords: History, Life, Work, Action, Day, Deed, Living, Present)

With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(Keywords: Deed, Harvest, May)

The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.
- William Butler Yeats
(Keywords: Deed, Light, Motive, Shadow, Shadows)

The thought is a deed. Of all deeds she fertilizes the world most.
- Emile Zola
(Keywords: Thought, Deed, Deeds, World)

Fate is never too generous even to its favorites. Rarely do the gods grant a mortal more than one immortal deed.
- Stefan Zweig
(Keywords: Gods, Deed, Fate)

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