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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.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts - the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.
A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
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.
I believe that my worth is not measured by what I do, by the honors that are bestowed upon me, or by material wealth that I might obtain. Instead, I am measured by the courage I show while standing for my beliefs, by the dedication I exhibit to ensure my word is good, and the resolve I undertake to establish my actions and deeds as honorable.
Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny.
Harry S Truman
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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.
Thinking good thoughts is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough.
When deeds speak, words are nothing.
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.
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.
Life is short and if you're looking for extension, you had best do well. 'Cause there's good deeds and then there's good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.
Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Submitting to censorship is to enter the seductive world of 'The Giver': the world where there are no bad words and no bad deeds. But it is also the world where choice has been taken away and reality distorted. And that is the most dangerous world of all.
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