In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.
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.
If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
That best portion of a man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
Unnatural deeds Do breed unnatural troubles: infected minds To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets.
Such is life, here today, gone tomorrow! Nothing goes with one, except one's merit and demerit; good and evil deeds follow one even after death.
The gods see the deeds of the righteous.
[Lat., Di pia facta vident.]
The deeds of men never escape the gods.
[Lat., Acta deos nunquam mortalia fallunt.]
I on the other side Us'd no ambition to commend my deeds; The deeds themselves, though mute, spoke loud the doer.
Beware of sentimental alliances where the consciousness of good deeds is the only compensation for noble sacrifices.
A good deed is the best prayer.
Foul deeds will rise,
Though all the earth o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes.
For a deed to be totally pure, it must be done without any thought of reward, whether worldly or divine.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.
He who plants kindness gathers love.
He who sows courtesy reaps friendship.
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.
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