Quotation Explorer - 'Deed'

The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason. - T. S. Eliot
How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed! - Walt Whitman
Service is a selfless deed. - Lailah Gifty Akita
A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence. - Dante Alighieri
The attempt and not the deed Confounds us. - William Shakespeare
A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed. - Henrik Ibsen
Deed of darkness is dark gloom. - Lailah Gifty Akita
A friend in deed is desirable. - Lailah Gifty Akita
God’s grace is the strength for every good deed. - Lailah Gifty Akita
But I can no longer ready any faith's Napoleonic saber rattling without picturing smoking rubble on cable news. I guess if I had to pick a spiritual figurehead to possess the deed to the entirety of Earth, I'd go with Buddha, but only because he wouldn't want it. - Sarah Vowell
Giving up isn't a deed. It is 'discontinuity' of a deed. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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
Make not, when you work a deed of shame, The scoundrel's plea, 'My forbears did the same. - Al-Maʿarri
It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds. - William Shakespeare
From word to deed is a great space. - French Proverb
He who carries out one good deed acquires one advocate in his own behalf, and he who commits one transgression acquires one accuser against himself. Repentance and good works are like a shield against calamity. - The Talmud
The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love Born out of concern for all beings.
The thought is a deed. Of all deeds she fertilizes the world most. - Émile Zola
We must depend on God’s grace for every good deed. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Don’t settle for helping those who will help you in return or doing a good deed for others to see. Help others without expecting anything back. Even if nobody else cares, God will notice. - Dillon Burroughs
The sin which makes you sad and repentant is more liked by Allah than the good deed which turns you arrogant.
The thought manifests the word;The word manifests the deed;The deed develops into habit;And habit hardens into character;So watch the thought and its ways with care,And let them spring forth from loveBorn out of compassion for all beings.As the shadow follows the body, as we think, so we become. - Juan Mascaró
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.
The marvel of our Bible never shows more marvellous than at such times, when you see it in deed and in truth the Sword of the Spirit, and it cuts. - Amy Carmichael
Tomorrow go out and do one good deed something you would'nt normally do, then make it a habit and add another each and every time you've owned and mastered the one before and then even you can turn Iron into Gold - Lateef Abader
For every good deed done, a blessing is waiting to be born! - Chinonye J. Chidolue
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
No great deed, private or public, had ever been undertaken in a bliss of certainty. - Leon Wieseltier
The interior joy we feel when we have done a good deed is the nourishment the soul requires. - Albert Schweitzer
Every time you do a good deed you shine the light a little farther into the dark. And the thing is, when you're gone that light is going to keep shining on, pushing the shadows back. - Charles de Lint
Some believe to be spiritual, is to be always loving and shit... Being spiritual is taking no shit, by believing that your voice deserves to be heard if the deed is not satisfying your soul. - Nikki Rowe
No good deed ever goes unrewarded - Chinonye J. Chidolue
I have found that it is the small everyday deed of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love." ~ Gandalf (J. R. R. Tolkein ~ The Hobbit) - J.R.R. Tolkien
People don't want words, as seductive, pleasant and warming as they can be. People want to see that they're worth some sacrifice or some great deed. And it's not that people are always worth it, it's that love is. - Donna Lynn Hope
I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one's inner life. And that too is a deed. - Etty Hillesum
A friend in deed is a friend indeed. - Ashok Kallarakkal
And he writhed inside at what seemed the cruelty and unfairness of the demand. He had not yet learned that if you do one good deed your reward usually is to do another and harder and better one. - C.S. Lewis
Did my good deed for the day. Still not close to heaven, but it's something. - April Mae Monterrosa
There is nothing more potent than thought. Deed follows word and word follows thought. And where the thought is mighty and pure, the result is mighty and pure. - Gangaji
If for every well-intended prayer uttered in hopes of making the world a better place, there was instead a good deed accomplished, the world might look as though those prayers had been answered. - David G. McAfee
Then might I exemplify how an influence beyond our control lays its strong hand on every deed which we do, and weaves its consequences into an iron tissue of necessity. (Wakefield) - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Word is a shadow of a deed. - Democritus
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. - Mahatma Gandhi
A deed done to others, but for yourself is not a worthy one at all. Instead, place another before you; in this way, you can be sure your moral compass always points North. - Jason W. Blair
No good deed goes unpunished. - Oscar Wilde
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. - William Shakespeare
Always do at least one good deed a day for someone other then yourself. - kyo
May God continue to give you much more grace for every great deed. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Without grace, we can do no good deed. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Islam teaches that one can only find peace in one's life by submitting to Almighty God (Allah) in heart, soul and deed. - Raad
A good deed that follows upon another is the reward for the first one, and an evil deed that follows upon another is a punishment for the first one. - Junayd
There is nothing more dread and more shameless than a woman who plans such deeds in her heart as the foul deed which she plotted when she contrived her husband's murder. - Homer
The result justifies the deed. (Exitus acta probat) - Ovid
Kind deed is a seed of love. - Lailah Gifty Akita
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
A thousand words leave not the same deep impression as does a single deed. - Henrik Ibsen
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention. - Anonymous
There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success. - George Matthew Adams
When success is one thought away, think it.When success is one word away, speak it.When success is one deed away, perform it.When success is one step away, take it.When success is one moment away, seize it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
He has half the deed done who has made a beginning. - Horace
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