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Good Deeds

“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.”
— St. Basil

“What monster have we here? A great Deed at this hour of day? A great just deed — and not for pay? Absurd — or insincere?”
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.”
— Buddha

“Real worth requires no interpreter: its everyday deeds form its emblem.”
— Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

“In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.”
— Leonard Cohen

“Though language forms the preacher, ‘Tis ”good works” make the man.”
— Eliza Cook

“Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.”
— George Eliot

“Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.”
— George Eliot

“The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason.”
— T. S. Eliot

“Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.”
— Henry Ford

“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.”
— Kahlil Gibran

Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.”
— Vincent Van Gogh

“Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.”
— Herodotus

“We are the children of our own deeds.”
— Victor Hugo

“How ever a brilliant an action, it should not be viewed as great unless it is the result of a great motive.”
— Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.”
— Charles Lamb

“Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.”
— James Russell Lowell

“Happy is the man whose deeds are greater than his learning”
— Midrash

“Mighty in deeds and not in words.”
— Motto

“Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

“My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”
— Thomas Paine

“Ugly deeds are most estimable when hidden.”
— Blaise Pascal

“Those who shine in the second rank, are eclipsed by the first.”
— French Proverb

“Talking much is a sign of vanity, for the one who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds.”
— Sir Walter Raleigh

“Nothing can be made of nothing; he who has laid up no material can produce no combination.”
— Sir Joshua Reynolds

“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.”
— Schines

“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.”
— Albert Schweitzer

“Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.”
— Dodie Smith

“To be doing good deeds is man’s most glorious task.”
— Sophocles

“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.”
— The Talmud

“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.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“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.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“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.”
— Count Leo Tolstoy

“The man who has accomplished all that he thinks worthwhile has begun to die.”
— E. T. Trigg

“Good deeds from good intentions flow; but good intentions only; build for us a place below.”
— Source Unknown

“O Lord, how many read the Word, and yet from vice are not deterred.”
— Source Unknown

“The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention”
— Source Unknown

“That best portion of a good man’s life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.”
— William Wordsworth

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