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Quotations The Best Quotes About Deeds And Good Deeds  

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The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention

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To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task. Sophocles

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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. Khalil Gibran

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

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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. Charles Lamb

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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. Henry David Thoreau

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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. Albert Schweitzer

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Those who shine in the second rank, are eclipsed by the first.

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Good deeds from good intentions flow; but good intentions only; build for us a place below.

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Mighty in deeds and not in words.

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

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

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

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Ugly deeds are most estimable when hidden. Blaise Pascal

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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. Leo Tolstoy

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Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds. Gautama Buddha

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

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

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

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A good picture is equivalent to a good deed. Vincent van Gogh

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

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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. Henry David Thoreau

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Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks. Herodotus

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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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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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How ever a brilliant an action, it should not be viewed as great unless it is the result of a great motive. Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

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

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O Lord, how many read the Word, and yet from vice are not deterred.

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We are the children of our own deeds. Victor Hugo

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Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Real worth requires no interpreter: its everyday deeds form its emblem. Nicolas Chamfort

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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? Elizabeth Barrett Browning