A Quote by Franz Kafka on death, deed, history, and world

Death confronts us not unlike the historical battle scene that hangs on the wall of the classroom. It is our task to obscure or quite obliterate the picture by our deeds while we are still in this world.

Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924)

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A Quote by Florence Schovel on accuracy, deed, life, and words

The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with outstanding accuracy.

Florence Schovel

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A Quote by Eunice Tietjens on deed, friendship, songs, tears, and wine

Beautiful and rich is an old friendship, Grateful to the touch as ancient ivory, Smooth as aged wine, or sheen of tapestry Where light has lingered, intimate and long. Full of tears and warm is an old friendship That asks no longer deeds of gallantry, Or any deed at all- save that the friend shall be Alive and breathing somewhere, like a song.

Eunice Tietjens (1884 - 1944)

Source: Old Friendship

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A Quote by Ethan Allen on consequences, deed, evil, god, goodness, impossibility, mankind, nature, punishment, and truth

For mankind to hate truth as it may bring their evil deeds to light and punishment, is very easy and common, but to hate truth as truth, or God as God, which is the same as to hate goodness for its own sake, unconnected with any other consequences, is impossible even to a (premised) diabolical nature itself .

Ethan Allen (1738 - 1789)

Source: Reason the Only Oracle of Man. Page 31

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on deed, manufacturing, and thought

A Deed knocks first at Thought And then - it knocks at Will - That is the manufacturing spot.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: c. 1872, poem no. 1212, in toto.

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A Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox on deed


With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.

Ella Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on books, children, deed, duty, kiss, life, love, service, and world

The sweetest lives are those to duty wed, Whose deeds, both great and small Are close-knot strands of an unbroken thread There love ennobles all. The world may sound no trumpets, ring no bells The book of life the shining record tells. Thy love shall chant its own beatitudes After its own life-workings. A child's kiss Set on thy sighing lips shall make thee glad; A poor man served by thee shall make thee rich; A sick man helped by thee shall make thee strong; Thou shalt serve thyself by every sense, Of service which thou renderest.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

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A Quote by Elie Wiesel on deed, grace, quality, and words

Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.

Elie Wiesel (1928 -)

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A Quote by Edward Young on deed and purpose

The purpose firm is equal to the deed.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Young on angels, circumstances, deed, and purpose

Thy purpose firm is equal to the deed: Who does the best his circumstance allows Does well, acts nobly; angels could no more.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts.

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