Quotes About Deeds

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Dodie Smith
“Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.”
Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

Cassandra Clare
“When you find a man you wish to marry, Tessa, remember this: You will know what kind of man he is not by the things he says, but by the things he does.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Jacques Derrida
“To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.”
Jacques Derrida

Ian Fleming
“I am a poet in deeds--not often in words.”
Ian Fleming, Goldfinger

Kahlil Gibran
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Essential Kahlil Gibran

R.J. Palacio
“The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they've died. They're like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs. Only instead of being made of stone, they're made out of the memories people have of you.”
R.J. Palacio, Wonder

Mark Twain
“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”
Mark Twain

Leo Tolstoy
“it's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Gustave Flaubert
“One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels.”
Gustave Flaubert

C.S. Lewis
“The more often he feels without acting, the less he will be able ever to act, and, in the long run, the less he will be able to feel.”
C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

Eleanor Roosevelt
“One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Jason Fried
“What you do is what matters, not what you think or say or plan.”
Jason Fried, Rework

Edward Abbey
“Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.”
Edward Abbey

Sophie Kinsella
“A mistake isn’t a mistake unless it can’t be put right.”
Sophie Kinsella, The Undomestic Goddess

William Shakespeare
“The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones.”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

José Saramago
“If, before every action, we were to begin by weighing up the consequences, thinking about them in earnest, first the immediate consequences, then the probable, then the possible, then the imaginable ones, we should never move beyond the point where our first thought brought us to a halt. The good and evil resulting from our words and deeds go on apportioning themselves, one assumes in a reasonably uniform and balanced way, throughout all the days to follow, including those endless days, when we shall not be here to find out, to congratulate ourselves or ask for pardon, indeed there are those who claim that this is the much talked of immortality.”
José Saramago, Blindness

Meša Selimović
“Nije čovjek ono što misli, već ono što čini.”
Meša Selimović, Death and the Dervish

C.G. Jung
“The Wrong we have Done, Thought, or Intended Will wreak its Vengeance on
C.G. Jung

Harriet Beecher Stowe
“Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good not to do harm.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin
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“The King is only fond of words, and cannot translate them into deeds.”
Teck Foo Check, The Autobiography of Sun Tzu

“Your purpose...should always be to know...the whole that was intended to be known.”
Maimonides, The Guide for the Perplexed

“It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.”

Edward Abbey
“What we need now are heroes and heroines, about a million of them, one brave deed is worth a thousand books. Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.”
Edward Abbey

Charlaine Harris
“In the world I lived in, the world of human people, there were ties and debts and consequences and good deeds. That was what bound people to society; maybe that was what constituted society. And I tried to live in my little niche in it the best way I could.”
Charlaine Harris, Dead as a Doornail

Dejan Stojanovic
“Knighthood lies above eternity; it doesn’t live off fame, but rather deeds.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

“Always do at least one good deed a day for someone other then yourself.”
tags: deeds, good

Iain Pears
“[T]he concern of man is not his future but his present, not the world but his soul. We must be just, we must strive, we must engage ourselves with the business of the world for our own sake, because through that, and through contemplation in equal measure, our soul is purified and brought closer to the divine. ... Thought and deed conjoined are crucial. ... The attempt must be made; the outcome is irrelevant. Right action is a pale material reflection of the divine, but reflection it is, nonetheless. Define your goal and exert reason to accomplish it by virtuous action; successs or failure is secondary.”
Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

“Sing of my deeds
Tell of my combats
How I fought the treacherous demons
Forgive my failings
And bestow on me peace”
Phoolan Devi, The Bandit Queen of India: An Indian Woman's Amazing Journey from Peasant to International Legend

Edmond Rostand
“I carry my adornments on my soul.
I do not dress up like a popinjay;
But inwardly, I keep my daintiness.
I do not bear with me, by any chance,
An insult not yet washed away- a conscience
Yellow with unpurged bile- an honor frayed
To rags, a set of scruples badly worn.
I go caparisoned in gems unseen,
Trailing white plumes of freedom, garlanded
With my good name- no figure of a man,
But a soul clothed in shining armor, hung
With deeds for decorations, twirling- thus-
A bristling wit, and swinging at my side
Courage, and on the stones of this old town
Making the sharp truth ring, like golden spurs!”
Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

“To reprove a harm-doer, put him to shame by doing a good deed in return.”
Thiruvalluvar, Thirukkural

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