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.
A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.
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.
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.
Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.
Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
Everyone whose deeds are more than his wisdom, his wisdom endures; and everyone whose wisdom is more than his deeds, his wisdom does not endure.
Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.
Good deeds from good intentions flow; but good intentions only; build for us a place below.
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
Happy is the man whose deeds are greater than his learning
How ever a brilliant an action, it should not be viewed as great unless it is the result of a great motive.
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.
In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.
Men of real merit, whose noble and glorious deeds we are ready to acknowledge are not yet to be endured when they vaunt their own actions.
Mighty in deeds and not in words.
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
Nothing can be made of nothing; he who has laid up no material can produce no combination.