Good Deeds/ Kindness

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Good Deeds

Definitions ~ good kind: having or showing a kind and generous disposition helpful: helping somebody to organize thoughts or make decisions favorable: suitable and likely to produce the right results or conditions genuine: that is what it appears to be producing result: able to produce a particular result

derivation: [ Old English gōd< Germanic, ”unite”]

Deed something done: an intentional act; acts of kindness actions: action in general, especially as contrasted with speech

derivation: [Old English dēd< Germanic, ”a doing” < Indo-European]


Kindness compassionate act: an act that shows consideration and caring

derivation: [ Old English gecynde “innate, natural” < Germanic]

“Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds” ~Buddha

“In the final analysis, there is no other solution to a man’s problems but the day’s honest work, the day’s honest decisions, the day’s generous utterance, and the day’s good deed.” ~Claire Booth Luce

“Nothing is more contagious than example, and no man does any exceeding good or exceeding ill but it spawns new deeds of the same kind. The good we imitate through emulation, the ill through the malignity of our nature, which shame keeps locked up, but example sets free.” ~François Duc De La Rochefoucauld

“How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.” ~William Shakespeare

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” ~Saint Basil

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.” ~Mother Teresa

“To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.” ~Confucius

“Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight – always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.” ~Sir James M. Barrie

“Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds.” Jean Paul Richter

“If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.” ~Bob Hope

“Kind words will unlock an iron door.” ~Turkish Proverb

“To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.” ~Samuel Johnson Source & Source


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