What is the meaning of this phrase by Shakespeare?

Malaysia
February 13, 2009 1:38am CST
So shines a good deed in a weary world. I came across this quote from some blog and googled the meaning of it but no sites in the first page of the search result give me any idea what the statement means so can you guys enlighten me?
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@phoenix25 (1543)
• United States
16 Feb 09
Isn't it obvious? A good deed shines in a weary world. This line actually gives some good imagery. By using the word "weary", Shakespeare is painting a picture of a grey and bleak world. A good deed shines among it, giving it a distinction among that bleak and dreary world. It hints that a good deed is valuable and rare in a world that is weary.
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
16 Feb 09
Excellent! It is as if the good deed makes the sun shine brighter and more often.
• Malaysia
16 Feb 09
But I think most good deed are never really seen and usually exploited by vicious people.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
18 Feb 09
NOw there is a hint of truth in that!
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
13 Feb 09
hi, i am no poet...so only can try .i think that phrase must be written on kindness and considerration that are so rae in the second life,nastiness so often abounds,,that when it occurs,you have to really give a shout out.and this act of kindness is all the more highlighted by the act of malice which it sought to undo...
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• Malaysia
13 Feb 09
Hurmmm... I don't know anything about the 2nd Life but thanks^^
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@Arjen07 (164)
• Romania
13 Feb 09
I think that the phrase means something like: In this selfish(maybe evil) world, it's easy to recognize a good person. It's like a white dot on a black table. That's just my humble opinion.
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• China
13 Feb 09
From the sentence itself, I guess the meaning is that even if you live in a bad world, you still should do the right or good things for the people in you country. In our country, i think the criteria of our behaviours should not be changed while the circumstance of the community changed or something that is wrong happend.We should hold up the right principle!
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• China
13 Feb 09
I think that he loves this world! But,this world makes him very disappointed!
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• United States
13 Feb 09
The meaning of this phrase means that a good person born and come to this ugly and selfish world.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
16 Feb 09
It means that good deeds are rare, always were rare, and help the world to become a better place!
• Malaysia
16 Feb 09
I hope all good deeds are appreciated
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I would hope so too, but I do not think every good deed is appreciated. Some even get lawsuits started!
• Philippines
18 May 09
a good deed shouldnt be seen it should be done regardless if anybody sees it or not, i try and do atleast a good deed a day, it gives me hope that someone somewhere tries to do the same, if so i believe it makes a world a better place.
• Philippines
18 May 09
well the line itself is incomplete it means a good deed is shown in a weary world ofcourse weary meaning tired or dissatisfied world it but if i am to analyze it it should say that in this world that is tired of hardships, lies deceit a good deed will shine through
• Malaysia
18 May 09
Yes, I was looking for a deeper meaning from it. I try to relate in the current context of the world.