Good Deed Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old good deed quotes, good deed sayings, and good deed proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks. Herodotus
Big words seldom accompany good deeds. Charlotte Whitton
Good deeds are seldom remembered; bad deeds are seldom forgotten. Ernie J Zelinski
The good deed you do today, for a brother or sister in need will come back to you some day, for humanity's a circle in deed. Robert Alan Aurthur
Good deeds from good intentions flow; but good intentions only; build for us a place below. Anonymous
Every time you do a good deed you shine the light a little farther into the dark. And the thing is, when you're gone that light is going to keep shining on, pushing the shadows back. Charles De Lint
When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world. Harold Kushner
Thinking good thoughts is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough. Douglas Horton
A good deed hidden in silence dies. Pindar
Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you. James Freeman Clarke
There is a sort of gratification in doing good which makes us rejoice in ourselves. Michel de Montaigne
If you do one good deed, your reward is to be set to do another and harder and better one. C. S. Lewis
A good deed is like peeing in your pants. Everyone knows you did it, but only you can feel it's warmth. Zoroaster
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention. John Burroughs
Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward. Ovid Poet
Good deeds are no less good because their object is unworthy. Henry David Thoreau
According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings. Bodhidharma
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. Benjamin Franklin
Good deeds should be done with intention, not for attention. Sayed Hadi al-Qazwini
It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. Leo Tolstoy
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. Peter Marshall
To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task. Sophocles
Goodness is the only investment that never fails. Henry David Thoreau
The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out. Oscar Wilde
If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach. Margaret Cho
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. William Shakespeare
A good deed is never lost. He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship; he who plants kindness, gathers love; pleasure bestowed on a grateful mind was never sterile, but generally gratitude begets reward. Saint Basil
It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything. Plutarch
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop
Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are. George Eliot
Good deeds are seeds of generosity. Lailah Gifty Akita
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds. Miguel de Cervantes
Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it. Albert Schweitzer
You dont see its growth. But, it does by days. Doing the wicked deeds is like the hone. You dont see its damage. But, it does by days. Gautama Buddha
Even though your time on the job is temporary, if you do a good enough job, your work there will last forever. Idowu Koyenikan
The best deed of a great man is to forgive and forget. Ali Ibn Abi Talib A.S
Know you not that a good man does nothing for appearance sake, but for the sake of having done right? Epictetus
Our worth is determined by the good deed we do, rather than by the fine emotions we feel. Edgar Magnin
Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense. Amelia Earhart
Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds. William Shakespeare
Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference. Kevin Heath
That best portion of a good man’s life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. William Wordsworth
This is what my soul is telling me: Be peaceful and love everyone. Malala Yousafzai
Better a good deed that is boasted than no good deed at all. Irish Proverb
Good deeds are the best prayer. Serbian Proverb
Good deeds may not be rewarded; even good firewood may ruin the stove. Chinese Proverb
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention. Japanese Proverb
Good deeds return to the house of their author. Persian Proverb
Do good to thy friend to keep him, to thy enemy to gain him. Poor Richard
Deeds are love and not fine phrases. Old Proverb
Each small task of everyday life is part of the total harmony of the universe. St. Theresa of Lisieux
A life spent worthily should be measured by deeds, not years. Richard Sheridan
Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds. Buddha
A man makes no noise over a good deed, but passes on to another as a vine to bear grapes again in season. Marcus Aurelius
It is not enough to do good; one must do it in a good way. Marquis de Condorcet
He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good. Rabindranath Tagore
You can fake being cool, but you can't fake being good. Chuck Klosterman
A good edge is good for nothing, if it has nothing to cut. Thomas Fuller
The profit of a good action is to have done it. Seneca
Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. Alexander Pope
To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler - and less trouble. Mark Twain
There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbours good. One person I have to make good: myself. Robert Louis Stevenson
Good words make us laugh; good deeds make us silent. French Proverb
One good deed is better than three days of fasting at a shrine. Japanese saying