Deeds Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“The most dangerous people in the world are not the tiny minority instigating evil acts, but those who do the acts for them. For example, when the British invaded India, many Indians accepted to work for the British to kill off Indians who resisted their occupation. So in other words, many Indians were hired to kill other Indians on behalf of the enemy for a paycheck. Today, we have mercenaries in Africa, corporate armies from the western world, and unemployed men throughout the Middle East killing their own people - and people of other nations - for a paycheck. To act without a conscience, but for a paycheck, makes anyone a dangerous animal. The devil would be powerless if he couldn't entice people to do his work. So as long as money continues to seduce the hungry, the hopeless, the broken, the greedy, and the needy, there will always be war between brothers.”
Suzy Kassem

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

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

“The King is only fond of words, and cannot translate them into deeds.”
Teck Foo Check, The Autobiography of Sun Tzu

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

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

“Always do at least one good deed a day for someone other then yourself.”
kyo
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“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

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

“Striving to be good is the ultimate struggle of every man. Being bad is easy, but being good requires sincere commitment, discipline and strength. We have to work hard every day just to remain good.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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

“Your faith is your conscience, and your conscience is your faith. You cannot have faith without a conscience, but you can have a conscience without faith. Man was designed to be good with or without religion, yet the challenge for many is staying good. Some people claim to be religious but have no conscience, while some people without religion are very much aware of their conscience. Therefore, a religious label does not define your character or validate your worth. In the end, all men will be judged by the amount of truth in them and the weight of their hearts. The heavier the conscience, the heavier the truth. The lighter the heart, the higher it goes. The only spiritual currency one has in the afterlife is amassed in the form of light, in that, the amount you have depends on the weight of your words and deeds in the living. Conscience is everything. Conscience is what connects us to the truth and light of the highest power source of all. God. The cosmic heart of the universe.”
Suzy Kassem

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