Taking the first footstep with a good thought the second with a good word and the third with a good deed I entered Paradise.


The attempt and not the deed Confounds us.

William Shakespeare

It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.

William Shakespeare

When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.


No good deed goes unpunished.

Clare Booth Luce

It varies according to how the deed is worded.

Fred Johnson

Word is a shadow of a deed.


A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.

Dante Alighieri

There is never a deed so foul that something couldn't be said for the guy; that's why there are lawyers.

Melvin Belli

From word to deed is a great space.

French Proverb

One brave deed makes no hero.

John Greenleaf Whittier

The result justifies the deed. (Exitus acta probat).


For even in dreams a good deed is not lost.

Pedro Calderon De La Barca

Every noble deed dieth, if suppressed in silence.


The better day, the worse deed.

Mathew Henry

How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed!

Walt Whitman

For [our] actors, playing here is a civil act, a heroic deed.

Nikolai Khalezin

We have a deed to it. We feel like we own that.

Janice Terry