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Deed Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Deed.

An evil deed is not redeemed
by an evil deed in retaliation.
- Coretta Scott King (widow of Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Related topics: Values

The whole worth of a kind deed is
in the love that inspires it.
- The Talmud

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

 

Better do a good deed near at home
than go far away to burn incense.
- Amelia Earhart

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 (Mahatma) Gandhi

Here is he laid to whom for daring deed,
nor friend nor foe could render worthy meed.
- Quintus Ennius

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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

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

Don't take the will for the deed; get the deed.
- Lewis Mumford

The better day, the worse deed.
- Matthew Henry

No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
- George Eliot

For even in dreams a good deed is not lost.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca

The thought is a deed.
Of all deeds she fertilizes the world most.
- Emile Zola

A good deed never goes unpunished.
- Gore Vidal

The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

No good deed goes unpunished.
- Clare Boothe Luce

With every deed you are sowing a seed,
though the harvest you may not see.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

For the beautiful word begets the beautiful deed.
- Thomas Mann

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

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

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

Every day, nay every moment, try to do some good deed.
- Abu Bakr

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

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

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

One brave deed makes no hero.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.
- Ovid

A good deed here, a good deed there,
a good thought here,
a good comment there, all added up to my career in one way or another.
- Sidney Poitier

He has the deed half done who has made a beginning.
- Horace

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

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

The light of lights looks always on the motive,
not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.
- William Butler Yeats

Thought is the parent of the deed.
- Thomas Carlyle

It is a good deed to forget a poor joke.
- Brendan Behan

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

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

He has half the deed done who has made a beginning.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Fate is never too generous even to its favorites.
Rarely do the gods grant a mortal more than one immortal deed.
- Stefan Zweig

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

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
- Vincent Van Gogh

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
- John Burroughs

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

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

Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.
- Bodhidharma

The last temptation is the greatest treason:
to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
- T. S. Eliot

Life is like a cash register, in that every account,
every thought, every deed, like every sale,
is registered and recorded.
- Fulton J. Sheen

When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself,
though there is no witness.
- Ausonius

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
- Henrik Ibsen

Western history has been a history of deed done,
actions performed and results achieved.
- Arthur Erickson

God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man,
exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.
- Pierre Charron

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

Deed, not words shall speak me.
- John Fletcher

The purpose firm is equal to the deed.
- Edward Young

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Around New York, our group had become known as 'Dee
Dee and her girls' because we were used on everything,
so going out on a solo career wasn't as much a big deal to me.
- Dee Dee Warwick

I've tried word processors, but I think I'm too old a dog to use one.
- Dee Brown

The rain forest has Sting.
Now Siberia has Jack Dee.
Someone had to draw the short straw.
In this case it was the rain forest.
- Jack Dee

Thats why my biggest problems were with LL and Run.
- Kool Moe Dee

I got tired of the Ramones around the time I quit and I really got into rap.
I thought it was the new punk rock.
LL Cool J was my biggest idol.
- Dee Dee Ramone

If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,'
then you know nothing of leadership.
You know only tyranny.
- Dee Hock

I went for an outrageous form of expressing myself.
It seemed to be a way that I could make my name and
show that I was somebody.
- Dee Snider

I like California a lot more than New York these days.
- Dee Dee Ramone


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