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