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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

Author: Midrash

Profession: Early Jewish Biblical Commenta

Mighty in deeds and not in words.

Author: Motto


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.

Author: Schines


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.

Author: Sophocles

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet