We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Deeds Quotes from Gary Zukav, Johan Renck, Edward Coke, Max von Sydow, Shari Arison. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Some people feel good about helping others, and they do so often. They do not realize that their good deeds have a second agenda. They want to be appreciated.
The darkest aspects of imperialism are still very much prevalent in many cultures around the world; hundreds of years later, and we have a collective responsibility to encounter the deeds of our past.
Success in crime always invites to worse deeds.
I don’t believe in devils. Indifference and misunderstandings can create evil situations. Most of the time, people who appear to be evil are really victims of evil deeds.
Doing Good is a simple and universal vision. A vision to which each and every one of us can connect and contribute to its realisation. A vision based on the belief that by doing good deeds, positive thinking and affirmative choice of words, feelings and actions, we can enhance goodness in the world.
Too few presidents have steeped themselves not just in Lincoln’s words but his deeds, which is why Obama’s acquaintance with the great man is so compelling – especially since, like President-elect Lincoln, Obama will take office at a perilous time.
You wish to put a positive construction on your deeds and words.
Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind. This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes, this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.
To be doing good deeds is man’s most glorious task.
I don’t think there is life beyond death. I don’t. But I do believe that we get this clarity in the last minute of our life. The titles we achieved, the honors we managed, they all vanish. You are left alone with you and your deeds and the things you didn’t do.
Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts.
We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours.
Putting forward your positive energy connects you back to basic human values which we all share. Good Deeds Day shows that no matter the size of the gesture, a smile that brightens someone else’s day or volunteering in your community, we can all take active part in making a difference.
Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why, all men strive and who succeeds?
The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.
Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.
As a German, in view of the history of World War II and the terrible deeds of the Nazi period, I feel a special obligation to help as much as I can to develop European-Israeli relations and thus contribute to ensuring Israel’s future and existence.
Long after the bomb falls and you and your good deeds are gone, cockroaches will still be here, prowling the streets like armored cars.
Many, whose hearts are conquered by acute spite, roll out balanced tales from their own heart, which do not balance when you weigh words against deeds.
Few men would dare to read their own autobiography if all their deeds were recorded in it; few can look back upon their entire career without a blush.
I’m not a person who wants to die with my shoes on. I do not think I can be immortal. Maybe my deeds will be immortal. Not me.
Nothing will be beyond our reach when we make the flames of creating positive deeds flare up across the country with the virtues of the young vanguard as the initial spark and bring into full play the mounting vigour of the millions of young people.
Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
Your ability to rationalize your own bad deeds makes you believe that the whole world is as amoral as you are.
One lives with so many bad deeds on one’s conscience and some good intentions in one’s heart.
The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.
Kind thoughts are rarer than either kind words or deeds. They imply a great deal of thinking about others. This in itself is rare. But they also imply a great deal of thinking about others without the thoughts being criticisms. This is rarer still.
Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny.
Similarly, anyone who wishes to understand the mind of the sacred writers must first cleanse his own life, and approach the saints by copying their deeds.
There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their deeds?
Talking isn’t doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
The Israeli government has proved over the past year its commitment to peace, both in words and deeds. By contrast, the Palestinians are posing preconditions for renewing the diplomatic process in a way they have not done over the course of 16 years.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Timidity makes a person modest. It makes him or her say, ‘I’m not worthy of being written up in the record of deeds in heaven or on earth.’ Timidity keeps people from their good. They are afraid to say, ‘Yes, I deserve it.’
Words without deeds violates the moral and legal obligation we have under the genocide convention but, more importantly, violates our sense of right and wrong and the standards we have as human beings about looking to care for one another.
For a season, a gifted speaker can inspire with his words, but for a lifetime John McCain has inspired with his deeds.
To put up with what you cannot avoid is a philosophical principle, that may not perhaps lead you to the accomplishment of great deeds, but is assuredly eminently practical.
If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.
If a belief is not realized immediately in open deeds, it is stored up for the guidance of the future.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.
In great deeds something abides.
Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing – where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger; which he knows he was meant and made to do.
Title deeds establish and protect ownership of our houses, while security of property is as important to the proprietors of Tesco and Sainsbury’s as it is to their customers.
A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever.
Trust comes from deeds.
Ambition has developed into a passion which drives women, as well as men, to great works – and small deeds. Formerly competitors in the race for men, they are now competing in the race for social tasks and distinctions.
Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.
Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts – the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.
Honest people don’t hide their deeds.
Where I come from, deeds mean a lot more than words.
Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven.
Our deeds disguise us. People need endless time to try on their deeds, until each knows the proper deeds for him to do. But every day, every hour, rushes by. There is no time.
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
I knew many Marines had done brave deeds that no one saw and for which they got no medals at all. I was having a very hard time carrying those medals and didn’t have the insight or maturity to know what to do with my combination of guilt and pride.
Man is remembered by his deeds.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.
For too long, history has imposed a binary condition on its black citizens: either nameless or renowned, menial or exceptional, passive recipients of the forces of history or superheroes who acquire mythic status not just because of their deeds but because of their scarcity.
Somehow, what’s in our hearts, good or bad is eventually translated into words and deeds.
I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds; who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it.
My father is very Jean Valjean. He’s what I would call a great example of a religious person. He is a deeply thoughtful man whose religion is in his deeds way more than anything else. It’s not talked about that much.
The suffragettes were women of action. Their motto was ‘Deeds not Words,’ and the film reflects that with a number of big set pieces, from the smashing of windows in central London to a riot at the Houses of Parliament.
In the real world, words don’t automatically translate into deeds.
Courage is heartworth making itself felt in deeds. It never waits for chances; it makes chances.
Traditionally, royal females who have not had the luck to become queens regnant have been granted very limited roles. They have been expected to look pretty, be discreet, do charitable good deeds, and – if married to princes or kings – be quietly supportive and, above all, fertile.
Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds.
Don’t get taken in by the superficiality of sanskaar. You can smoke, drink and have your share of fun. What matters is to do good deeds.
Self-reliance is not just words, but deeds.
It was not the path I was to take. Because of my deeds, I will never know peace again.
Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness.
I hope to God that the inner strength that will vindicate my deeds will in good time spring forth from my own people. I have done as I had to on the prompting of my inner voice.
One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.
How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds makes ill deeds done!
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
True humility is expressed in deeds, not words. The humble are those who truly walk the same ground as everyone else – not necessarily with grovelling, hunched backs, but certainly not lording it over others, either.
Our democracy is not a product but a continual process. It is preserved not by monuments but deeds. Sometimes it needs refining; sometimes it needs amending; sometimes it needs defending. Always, it needs improving.
What shall I say further? Shall I not stop short and leave to your imaginations to portray the tragic deeds of war? Is it not enough that I here leave it even to unexperience to fancy the hardships, the anxieties, the dangers, even of the best life of a soldier?
Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
With his deeds, not only words, President Obama has revitalized our struggling space program.
We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
People don’t necessarily do evil deeds because they want to; people happen to do something with horrible consequences even if they meant to be kind.
Love proves itself by deeds, so how am I to show my love? Great deeds are forbidden me. The only way I can prove my love is by scattering flowers, and these flowers are every little sacrifice, every glance and word, and the doing of the least actions for love.
All I ever seek from good deeds is a measure of respect.
Everything sells. Like integrity. Like democracy. Like truth. Like deeds.
I ask every Communist individually to set an example, by deeds and without pretense, a real example worthy of a man and a Communist, in restoring order, starting normal life, in resuming work and production, and in laying the foundations of an ordered life.
The fact that we see some people doing what appears to be good civic-minded deeds may be because that is their true intention, and it may be that that is their best way to hold onto power in a setting where they have to depend on a lot of people.
Speak out in acts; the time for words has passed, and only deeds will suffice.
Sometimes the way you respond to horrific, evil deeds is the measure of one’s self as a man, as a nation, as people, as a community.
The man of sensibility is too busy talking about his feelings to have time for good deeds.
It is thought and feeling which guides the universe, not deeds.
The vigor and power and comfort of our spiritual life depends on our mortification of deeds of the flesh.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.
If one begins all deeds well, it is likely that they will end well too.
I believe in America. I believe in her purpose and her promise. I believe her best days have not yet been lived. I believe her greatest deeds are reserved for the generations to come.
The man who sows wrong thoughts and deeds and prays that God will bless him is in the position of a farmer who, having sown tares, asks God to bring forth for him a harvest of wheat.
According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings.
I developed a theory that, in many ways, the early ‘Andy Griffith’ episodes especially were an awful lot like a Capra movie. They were a lot like ‘Mr. Deeds’ or a lot like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ in tone and presentation.
As my parents taught me, by both words and deeds, a life of public services is as much a gift to the person who serves as it is to those he’s serving.
Little deeds are like little seeds, they grow to flowers or to weeds.
That was the miracle of Abraham Lincoln, politician. He pursued the high purpose of moving justice forward via the low arts of patronage and patronization. Indeed, in a democracy, it is usually the only way great deeds are done.
I didn’t put Priest down. He was just trying to get out. His deeds weren’t noble ones, but he was making money, and he had intelligence. And he did survive. I mean, all this was reality.
The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Let the professors of Christianity recommend their religion by deeds of benevolence – by Christian meekness – by lives of temperance and holiness.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
Big words seldom accompany good deeds.
It is our duty to watch over the actions and activities of this government and to insist that, in words as well as in deeds, the interests of our constituency primarily and of the Nation ultimately are served.
There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance.
A man who always speaks the truth wholeheartedly is greater than those who do penance and deeds of charity.
The young people I know judge leaders by their deeds and abhor hypocrisy. Inconsistency and point-scoring do not win respect. It’s not easy to be engaged in political debate when it is reduced to performers trying to outdo each other. Actions from leaders must mirror the values they claim to espouse.
First in France, first in Romania – by land and sea to the English and Paris. Marvellous deeds by that great alliance. The violent brute will lose Lorraine.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
No intelligent man believes that anybody ever willingly errs or willingly does base and evil deeds; they are well aware that all who do base and evil things do them unwillingly.
A key to the mentality of the left is that it judges itself by its best intentions, and judges its opponents – America chief among them – by their worst deeds.
Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
Religion is interesting because it brings out the best and the worst in humanity. It can be a source of good deeds, whether it’s people from different spiritual backgrounds coming together to help other people in need after a crisis. But it’s also a cause for war and bloodshed.
When there is life and mankind, a person will live striving for good deeds, liberty and a bright life, and wish that goodness and justice will reign in the world.
I don’t expect people to forget my brash words or deeds. But I ask that they try to remember the actions that I took that were designed to help them.
These are issues we’ve been grappling with since the Constitution was written: how you hold your government to account for its words and deeds. It’s all about power and the abuse of power.
Let deeds match words.
The thought is a deed. Of all deeds she fertilizes the world most.
And now may the blessing of God rest upon all men. I have told unto them the Epic of Kings, and the Epic of Kings is come to a close, and the tale of their deeds is ended.
I’m always signing blank deeds. That’s how an escrow company works.
The true nature of all wealth is temporary; those who have wealth must here and now do good deeds that will live for a long time.
The living Church of the redeemed is his book. He founded a religion of the living spirit, not of a written code, like the Mosaic law. Yet his words and deeds are recorded by as honest and reliable witnesses as ever put pen to paper.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.
The supply of words in the world market is plentiful but the demand is falling. Let deeds follow words now.
When the mind once allows a doubt to gain entrance, the value of deeds performed grow less, their character changes, we forget the past and dread the future.
Great deeds give choice of many tales. Choose a slight tale, enrich it large, and then let wise men listen.
To be successful in struggle requires remembrance of the Creator and the doing of good deeds. This is important because successful struggle demands that there be a kind of social consciousness.
Our enemies are our evil deeds and their memories, our pride, our selfishness, our malice, our passions, which by conscience or by habit pursue us with a relentlessness past the power of figure to express.
What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
Not a day passes over the earth, but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows.
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.
We object not to the narration of the deeds of our unregenerate condition, but to the mode in which it is too often done. Let sin have its monument, but let it be a heap of stones cast by the hands of execration – not a mausoleum erected by the hands of affection.
My human rights activism has been widely met with encouragement and support. Ahangarani should earn plaudits, not only for her cinematic achievements, but also for her humanitarian deeds and her commitment to increased rights and freedoms for all.
I probably wouldn’t be a good spokesman for an electric car, because I’ll still get on a private jet, and one flight on a private jet undoes all my electric-car good deeds.
The passive acceptance of exclusionary words and deeds is not okay.