Deeds

It does not good to offer consoling words to a man in distress; his real friend in a pinch is a friend in deed, when deeds are needed.

By mutual confidence and mutual aid great deeds are done, and great discov'ries made.

The grandest of heroic deeds are those which are performed within four walls and in domestic privacy.

Nobody enters his good deeds in his day-book.

How can you clarify if you do good deeds because they are right or merely to gain honor and approval? Ask yourself: “Would I do this if I were all alone and no one would ever find out about my good deed?”

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.

The gentle minde by gentle deeds is knowne.

Man's deeds are the measure of his days.

Our faults afflict us more than our good deeds console. Pain is ever uppermost in the conscience as in the heart.

To be conscious of being absolutely enveloped by Brahma is not an act of mere concentration of mind. It must be the aim of the whole of our life. In all our thoughts and deeds we must be conscious of the infinite.

When the heat and motion of blind impulses and passions distract it on all sides, we can neither give nor receive anything truly. But when we find our centre in our soul by the power of self-restraint, by the force that harmonises all warring elements and unifies those that are apart, then all our isolated impressions reduce themselves to wisdom, and all our momentary impulses of heart find their completion in love; then all the petty details of our life reveal an infinite purpose, and all our thoughts and deeds unite themselves inseparably in an internal harmony.

Error is the force that welds men together; truth is communicated to men only by deeds of truth.

The only way to do good deeds without being motivated by the need for approval from others is to reach the level of considering praise and insults equal.

The person who desires more physical pleasures will frequently feel frustrated since he always desires more than he can obtain. On the other hand, the person who desires to do good deeds is easily able to find good deeds to engage in.

Better is one hour of repentance and good deeds in this world than a whole life in the World to Come.

Bad will be the day for every man when he becomes absolutely contented with the life that he is living, with the thoughts that he is thinking, with the deeds that he is doing, when there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger, which he knows that he was means and made to do because he is still, in spite of it all, the child of God.

Consequences are unpitying. Our deeds carry their terrible consequences, quiet apart form any fluctuations that went before - consequences that are hardly ever confined to ourselves.

Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds.

In the book of nature, where every emotional, mental and spiritual quality of humanity may find its correspondence and illustrations, flowers represent good affections. As the flower precedes the fruit, and gives notice of its coming, so good thoughts, affections and intentions precede and give promise of deeds in love to others.

Lofty words cannot construct an alliance or maintain it; only concrete deeds can do that.