How ever a brilliant an action, it should not be viewed as great unless it is the result of a great motive.
Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
Profession: French Classical Writer
The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.
Author: Charles Lamb (1775-1834)
Profession: British Essayist, Critic
Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)
Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor
Happy is the man whose deeds are greater than his learning
Profession: Early Jewish Biblical Commenta
Mighty in deeds and not in words.
Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
Profession: German Philosopher
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Author: Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
Profession: Anglo-American Political Theorist, Writer
Ugly deeds are most estimable when hidden.
Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher
Those who shine in the second rank, are eclipsed by the first.
Author: French Proverb
Profession: Sayings of French Origin
Talking much is a sign of vanity, for the one who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds.
Author: Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618)
Profession: British Courtier, Navigator, Writer
Nothing can be made of nothing; he who has laid up no material can produce no combination.
Author: Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)
Profession: British Artist, Critic
Men of real merit, whose noble and glorious deeds we are ready to acknowledge are not yet to be endured when they vaunt their own actions.
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.
Author: Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
Profession: German Born Medical Missionary, Theologian, Musician, and Philosopher
Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
Author: Dodie Smith
To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.
Profession: Greek Tragic Poet