Day 1665: Good Deeds

Is it a good deed for me to share good quotes about good deeds?

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.  — Buddha

The true nature of all wealth is temporary; those who have wealth must here and now do good deeds that will live for a long time.  — Thiruvalluvar

To be doing good deeds is man’s most glorious task.  — Sophocles

Let each man think of himself as an act of God, his mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, to show the most of heaven he hath in him. — Philip James Bailey

Time, which wears down and diminishes all things, augments and increases good deeds, because a good turn liberally offered to a reasonable man grows continually through noble thought and memory. —  Francois Rabelais

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, but only one bad one to lose it. — Benjamin Franklin

Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.  — Sallust

A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever. — Jesse Jackson

All I ever seek from good deeds is a measure of respect. — Walter Annenberg

Some people feel good about helping others and they do so often. They do not realize that their good deeds have a second agenda. They want to be appreciated. — Gary Zukav

Big words seldom accompany good deeds. — Charlotte Whitton

Be prepared, and be careful not to do your good deeds when there’s no one watching you. — Tom Lehrer

Thinking good deeds is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough. — Doug Horton


Seeing others follow my good examples of good deed quotes would be good enough for me.

Do you see any good deeds in my photos from yesterday?













It’s a good deed to share music you love, including this good number from the musical Wicked.


Good thanks to everyone whose good deeds helped with my daily deed of blogging and to you — of course! — for all your good deeds, here and now.

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22 thoughts on “Day 1665: Good Deeds

  1. Haha, you grab me, with, “Small dog styles, fit for big personalities” My miss Lily is staring straight at me !!

  2. Interesting quotes Ann! its a good deed to share them … although I’m not so sure about Tom Leher’s approach 😉

  3. I hope you’re enjoying your good deed next to the sea, Ann.

  4. I think the best good deed is to listen to another when they can’t sort a problem out by themselves. When in the maelstrom, one often sees oblivion at the center, not the calm outside. Being the calm outside, you may and can help them discover solutions not obvious to them to the events they think are above their ability to resolve.

  5. Love the quotes! I will ignore Tom Lehrer, though, he doesn’t seem to understand how good deeds work. I want another dog so I can do a good deed, by purchasing him a bow tie.

  6. I believe that when we are motivated by love, what we do is good and right Ann – great post. ♡
    Diana xo

  7. It’s a very good deed to try to help an anxious cat, but our purchase of those melatonin chews, which we bought for Daisy before driving with her to Florida, for us was a dud. She wouldn’t eat them, and as it turned out, she’s such a good traveler, we haven’t needed them!

  8. “So shines a good deed in a weary world,” said Willy Wonka, although he was quoting Shakespeare. Earlier he did another good deed by quoting Arthur O’Shaughnessy’s line, “We are the music makers/And we are the dreamers of dreams.”
    Without music and dreams there would be no good deeds. As O’Shaughnessy goes on,
    Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
    And sitting by desolate streams.
    World-losers and world-forsakers,
    Upon whom the pale moon gleams;
    Yet we are the movers and shakers,
    Of the world forever, it seems.

  9. Lawrence J. Siskind

    I think Jesse Jackson said that a man but willing to die for justice, not do for justice.
    This misquote just will not do!

    • Lawry, I noticed that error immediately after I published the post this morning. Thanks for the good deed of calling me on it but I’ve already done the good deed of correcting it.

  10. I hope I do more good deeds then bad ones just like you do

  11. When we moved to Newark in 1987 we didn’t know anyone. I popped into the market square the day after we arrived. On my way back I heard our two young children chattering on the other side of the road. They were with two complete strangers. Penny and Mike, who were to become good friends, had visited to see if we needed any help. Seeing Jessica up to her eyes in packing cases, they had volunteered to take care of Sam and Louisa for a while.

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