Our Deeds

Alfred Nobel had an opportunity afforded to very few. When his brother died, the newspapers confused the two and published Alfred’s obituary instead of his brother’s. As he read his own obituary, Alfred realized that the world would remember him for his invention of dynamite- an instrument of destruction.

It was because of that experience that he decided to fund the Nobel Prizes. Today, most of the world knows his name in connection with humankind’s greatest achievements.

Good deeds live on in the minds of others. When you do a kindness for someone else, you set in motion a force for good that will remain long after you are gone.

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  1. dbfrank

    28. Sep, 2009

    Goodness can become a trickle down effect; a good deed done to one, leads onward to that person doing a good deed, and onward, As smiles and laughter (and yawning? LOL) are contageous, so too are deeds.

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  2. Michelle

    28. Sep, 2009

    Wow, thanks for the history lesson. What an opportunity he was afforded to be able to see what would have been printed for him prior to his death. That gave him a chance to do something great that may have never come into fruition.


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  3. Susan Mazza

    28. Sep, 2009

    I too loved the history lesson. And while perhaps they are more subtle I think we all get messages like this at some point in our lives; the question is are we listening.

    Reminds me of the newspaper clipping my dad left for us to find when he passed away titled “Remember Me…”. The last line reads “If by chance you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all that I have asked, I will live forever.”

    Alfred Nobel will most certainly live “forever”!

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  4. scott Buckley

    28. Jul, 2020

    Alfred Noble also wrote,
    “Never do a good deed for another, I have fallen for the propensity of such folly and each time I have made an enemy.”

    Not verbatim, but you can reference the quote in the book ‘The Arms Bizarre’ by Sampson.

    Nobel was a very single minded person, not benevolent as you may assume, his logic was warped and the creator of a situation that caused harm.
    You may think that I refer to the use of explosives in war.
    Noble was an industrialist, he was the first to make a safe version of Nitro, he was not the only one to make a version.

    Read deeper, you may find uncomfortable reading.

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