Some of mankind's most terrible misdeeds have been committed under the spell of certain magic words or phrases.
— James B. Conant

A strong and secure man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds alike) just as he digests his meat, even when he has some bits to swallow.
Friedrich Nietzsche misdeeds quote

Which is better: to have fun with fungi or to have Idiocy with ideology, to have wars because of words, to have tomorrow's misdeeds out of yesterday's miscreeds?
— Aldous Huxley

Failure, then, failure! so the world stamps us at every turn. We strew it with our blunders, our misdeeds, our lost opportunities, with all the memorials of our inadequacy to our vocation. And with what a damning emphasis does it then blot us out! No easy fine, no mere apology or formal expiation, will satisfy the world's demands, but every pound of flesh exacted is soaked with all its blood. The subtlest forms of suffering known to man are connected with the poisonous humiliations incidental to these results.
— William James

Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.
— misdeeds quotation by Mahatma Gandhi