Deeds Quotes

The explanation of the propensity of the English people to portrait painting is to be found in their relish for a Fact. Let a man do the grandest things, fight the greatest battles, or be distinguished by the most brilliant personal heroism, yet the English people would prefer his portrait to a painting of the great deed. The likeness they can judge of; his existence is a Fact. But the truth of the picture of his deeds they cannot judge of, for they have no imagination.

Benjamin Haydon

Love and desire are the spiritís wings to great deeds.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds


Miller owns this field, Locke that, and Manning the woodland beyond. But none of them owns the landscape. There is a property in the horizon which no man has but he whose eye can integrate all the parts, that is, the poet. This is the best part of these men's farms, yet to this their warranty-deeds have no title.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before words must always be deeds. By deeds alone we have got our influence. Deeds alone give a political form to our activities.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

Let guilty men remember, their black deeds Do lean on crutches made of slender reeds.

John Webster

Fallen from his lofty and heroic station; now finally restored to the perception of truth; weighed to earth by the recollection of his own deeds; consoled no longer by a consciousness of rectitude, for the loss of offspring and wife a loss for which he was indebted to his own misguided hand; Wieland was transformed at once into the man of sorrow?

Charles Brockden Brown

The game of life is like the game of boomerangs, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy

Florence Scovel Shinn

A man of words and not deeds, Is like a garden full of weeds.

Nursery Rhyme

Let those whose Hearts and Hands are strong Tell eager Tales of mighty Deeds; Enough if my sequestered song To hush'd and twilight Gardens leads! Clear Waters, drawn from secret Wells Perchance may fevered Lips assuage; The Tales an elder Pilgrim tells To such as go on Pilgrimage. Such the soft Path my Words would trace, Thus with the moving Waters move; So leave, across the Ocean's Face, A glimmering Stair to Hope and Love.

Arthur Christopher Benson

Jealousy is the cause of erosion of good deeds, as well as the attracter of chastisement.

al-Hadi, Ali

Envy destroys good deeds

al-Hadi, Ali

Nations eagerly invested their rulers with every prerogative needed to preserve their faith, and all the care to keep Church and State asunder, and to prevent the confusion of their powers, which had been the work of ages, was renounced in the intensity of the crisis. Atrocious deeds were done, in which religious passion was often the instrument, but policy was the motive. Fanaticism displays itself in the masses; but the masses were rarely fanaticised; and the crimes ascribed to it were commonly due to the calculations of dispassionate politicians.

John Dalberg-Acton, Lord Acton

Words are women, deeds are men

George Herbert

Be not careless in deeds, nor confused in words, nor rambling in thought.

Marcus Aelius Aurelius

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