Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.
A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
I kind of felt like no good deed goes unpunished.
A wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.
One should see the world, and see himself as a scale with an equal balance of good and evil. When he does one good deed the scale is tipped to the good - he and the world is saved. When he does one evil deed the scale is tipped to the bad - he and the world is destroyed.
A good deed never goes unpunished.
The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.
The thought is a deed. Of all deeds she fertilizes the world most.
Thought is the parent of the deed.
Cruel and cold is the judgment of man, Cruel as winter, and cold as the snow; But by-and-by will the deed and the plan Be judged by the motive that lieth below.
It is a good deed to forget a poor joke.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
But there is a difference here: When Jewish children are murdered, Arabs celebrate the deed. The death of an Arab child is no cause for celebration in Israel.
It is, alas, chiefly the evil emotions that are able to leave their photographs on surrounding scenes and objects and whoever heard of a place haunted by a noble deed, or of beautiful and lovely ghosts revisiting the glimpses of the moon?
Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.
We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, by thought, word and deed.
Deed, not words shall speak me.
Western history has been a history of deed done, actions performed and results achieved.
Every day, nay every moment, try to do some good deed.
The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention.
Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning.
No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim.