„The deed of dying transcends class and breeding. It is every man’s patent of nobility, his summons from the king, his knightly adventure, the greatest deed of his life. And how he acquits himself in that lonely and perilous enterprise is his true measure as a man.“

—  Robert Sheckley, buch Immortality, Inc.

Quelle: Immortality, Inc. (1959), Chapter 15 (p. 71)

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Robert Sheckley
US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller 1928 - 2005

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„You can tell the man who rings true from the man who rings false, not by his deeds alone, but also by his desires.“

—  Democritus Ancient Greek philosopher, pupil of Leucippus, founder of the atomic theory

Source Book in Ancient Philosophy (1907), The Golden Sayings of Democritus

„Every man has his own reason for every deed. Usually it is selfish.“

—  David Gemmell, buch Quest for Lost Heroes

Quelle: Drenai series, Quest for Lost Heroes, Ch. 10

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„Death is the looking-glass of life wherein
Each man may scan the aspect of his deeds.“

—  Alfred Austin British writer and poet 1835 - 1913

Quelle: Savonarola (1881), Girolamo Savonarola in Act I, sc. iv; p. 49.

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„Measure a man by his actions fully, through his whole life, from the beginning to the end.“

—  Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996

Posthumous attributions, Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

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„To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave.“

—  Elvis Presley American singer and actor 1935 - 1977

Handwriten message on Elvis' King James -Bible

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„The gentle minde by gentle deeds is knowne.
For a man by nothing is so well bewrayd,
As by his manners.“

—  Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene

Canto 3, stanza 1; Spenser here is referencing and paraphrasing a statement from the "Wife of Bath's Tale" of Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer: "he is gentil that doth gentil dedis."
The Faerie Queene (1589–1596), Book VI

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