Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.
A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
In the final analysis there is no other solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decision, the day's generous utterances, and the day's good deed.
No good deed goes unpunished.
A good deed here, a good deed there, a good thought here, a good comment there, all added up to my career in one way or another.
How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
Every day, nay every moment, try to do some good deed.
Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
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.
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.
It is a good deed to forget a poor joke.