39 quotes about Deeds and Good Deeds
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A good deed is never lost. He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship; he who plants kindness, gathers love; pleasure bestowed on a grateful mind was never sterile, but generally gratitude begets reward.
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What monster have we here? A great Deed at this hour of day? A great just deed -- and not for pay? Absurd -- or insincere?
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Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.
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Real worth requires no interpreter: its everyday deeds form its emblem.
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In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.
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Though language forms the preacher, 'Tis good works make the man.
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Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.
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Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
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The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason.
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Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.
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Verily the kindness that gazes upon itself in a mirror turns to stone, and a good deed that calls itself by tender names becomes the parent to a curse.
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Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.
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A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
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Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
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We are the children of our own deeds.
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How ever a brilliant an action, it should not be viewed as great unless it is the result of a great motive.
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The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.
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Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
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Happy is the man whose deeds are greater than his learning
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Mighty in deeds and not in words.
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Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.
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My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
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Ugly deeds are most estimable when hidden.
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Those who shine in the second rank, are eclipsed by the first.
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Talking much is a sign of vanity, for the one who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds.
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Nothing can be made of nothing; he who has laid up no material can produce no combination.
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Men of real merit, whose noble and glorious deeds we are ready to acknowledge are not yet to be endured when they vaunt their own actions.
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Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.
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Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
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To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.
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Everyone whose deeds are more than his wisdom, his wisdom endures; and everyone whose wisdom is more than his deeds, his wisdom does not endure.
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As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
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If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
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Though it is possible to utter words only with the intention to fulfill the will of God, it is very difficult not to think about the impression which they will produce on men and not to form them accordingly. But deeds you can do quite unknown to men, only for God. And such deeds are the greatest joy that a man can experience.
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The man who has accomplished all that he thinks worthwhile has begun to die.
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Good deeds from good intentions flow; but good intentions only; build for us a place below.
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O Lord, how many read the Word, and yet from vice are not deterred.
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The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention
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That best portion of a good man's life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
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