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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on business, choice, custom, deed, evil, reason, and trade

We must hold a man amenable to reason for the choice of his daily craft or profession. It is not an excuse any longer for his deeds that they are the custom of his trade. What business has he with an evil trade?

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on deed, existence, and fate

Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on action, deed, divinity, indifference, kindness, energy, and words

Words and deeds are quite indifferent modes of the divine energy. Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Essays. The Poet

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on deed

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Go put your creed into your deed, Nor speak with double tongue.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: May-Day and Other Pieces. 1867. ode

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A Quote by R. H. Cabell on adventure, business, day, deed, hypocrisy, mistakes, reform, reward, selfishness, sentimentality, thinking, and words

I like business because it is competitive, because it rewards deeds rather than words. I like business because it compels earnestness and does not permit me to neglect today's task while thinking about tomorrow. I like business because it undertakes to please, not reform; because it is honestly selfish, thereby avoiding hypocrisy and sentimentality. I like business because it promptly penalizes mistakes, shiftlessness and inefficiency, while rewarding well those who give it the best they have in them. Lastly, I like business because each day is a fresh adventure.

R. H. Cabell

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A Quote by Plutarch on danger, deed, evil, good, nobility, and risk

To do an evil act is base. To do a good one without incurring danger, is common enough. But it is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds though he risks everything in doing them.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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A Quote by Pierre Charron on deed, divinity, excellence, god, good, learning, nature, profit, study, wisdom, and world

The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practised, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good. . . . God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself. 

Pierre Charron (1541 - 1603)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on day, deed, idealism, life, and thinking

The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still. Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing. . . .

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on children, day, deed, desires, god, life, soul, and thinking

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 meant and made to do because he is still, in spite of all, the child of God.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on day, deed, desires, life, satisfaction, soul, and thinking

Sad is the day for any man when he becomes absolutely satisfied with the life he is living, the thoughts that he is thinking and the deeds that he is doing; when there ceases to be forever beating at the doors of his soul a desire to do something larger which he seeks and knows he was meant and intended to do.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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