A Quote by Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton on action, deed, and life

We are our own fates.- Our deeds are our own doomsmen.- Man's life was made not for creeds but actions.-

Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton (1831 - 1891)

Source: pseudonym: Owen Meredith,

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon on deed, execution, and heart

In every deed of mischief he had a heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

Source: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776). Chap. xlviii.

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on action, deed, history, life, men, and secrets

Two lives that once part are like ships that divide. There are two lives to each of us, the life of our actions, and the life of our minds and hearts. History reveals men's deeds and their outward characters, but not themselves. There is a secret self that has its own life, unpenetrated and unguessed.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: A Lament

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A Quote by Edmund Spenser on death, deed, men, and words

For deeds to die, however nobly done, And thoughts of men to as themselves decay, But wise words taught in numbers for to run, Recorded by the Muses, live for ay.

Edmund Spenser (1552 - 1599)

Source: The Ruines of Time, 1591

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A Quote by Edmund Spenser on deed and manners

The gentle man by gentle deeds in known. For a man by nothing is so well bewrayed, As by his manners.

Edmund Spenser (1552 - 1599)

Source: The Faerie Queene, 1590

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on deed, good, motives, and people

We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by Douglas L. Edmonds on achievement, action, community, deed, democracy, duty, faith, fulfillment, goals, good, government, individuality, intelligence, loyalty, opportunity, principles, problems, and solution

How many of us are waiting for the opportunity to do some great thing for the betterment of our community, forgetting that the solution of the problem requires only the active intelligent, fulfillment of individual civic duty. The only things which are wrong about our Government are the things which are wrong with you and me. Democracy is never a thing done; it is and always will be a goal to be achieved. It means action, not passive acquiescence in things as they are; it requires alertness to duty, a dynamic faith, a willingness to give for the good of all. It can live only as a result of loyalty and devotion to its principles expressed by daily deeds.

Douglas L. Edmonds

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A Quote by Democritus on deed


Word is a shadow of deed.

Democritus (460 - 400 BC)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on benevolence, character, charity, communication, control, deed, dignity, divinity, fatherhood, harmony, justice, laws, life, love, power, self-control, thought, truth, and wisdom

The virtues that combined to make this perfect character are truth, justice, wisdom, benevolence, and self control. His every thought, word, and deed was in harmony with divine law and therefore true. The channel of communication between him and the Father was constantly open so that truth which 'rests upon revelation' was always known to him. . . . His short though eventful life was one of benevolence which comprehends charity and love. His self-control, whether exemplified in his power over his appetites and passions or his dignity and poise when before his persecutors, was perfect-was divine.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Improvement Era, May 1965, p. 380.

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A Quote by David Mallet on bravery, courtship, deed, fame, and honesty

I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds; who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it.

David Mallet (1705 - 1765)

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