The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.
He has the deed half done who has made a beginning.
We spend our lives, all of us, waiting for the great day, the great battle, or the deed of power. But that external consummation is not given to many: nor is it necessary. So long as our being is tensed, directed with passion, towards that which is the spirit of all things, then that spirit will emerge from our own hidden, nameless effort.
While we have entertained the contention that a deed may make more propaganda than hundreds of speeches, thousands of articles, and tens of thousands of pamphlets, we have held that an arbitrary act of violence will not necessarily have such an effect.
The purpose firm is equal to the deed.
Here is he laid to whom for daring deed, nor friend nor foe could render worthy meed.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
While we are living in the present, we must celebrate life every day, knowing that we are becoming history with every work, every action, every deed.
Thought is the parent of the deed.
No baseness or cruelty of treason so deep or so tragic shall enter our human world, but that loyal love shall be able in due time to oppose to just that deed of treason its fitting deed of atonement.