Doing Good Deeds Quotes (97) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Doing Good Deeds. Something that is carried out; an act or action.  A usually praiseworthy act; a feat or exploit. Action or performance in general: Deeds, not words, matter most.


"He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good."
~ Rabindranath Tagore

"There is a sort of gratification in doing good which makes us rejoice in
~ Michel de Montaigne

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."     
~ Aesop 

"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."   
~ Mohammad Ali         

"Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker,
or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that
harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone
in need."
~ Gillian Anderson       

"I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for
all people."         
~ Maya Angelou           

"Power is the ability to do good things for others."     
~ Brooke Astor 

"We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are... Men
do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking
and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a
higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better
to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who
lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life
~ R.J. Baughan 

"It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference."     
~ Tom Brokaw 

"Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be
filled with joy." 
~ Buddha         

"Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of
service and compassion are the things which renew humanity."       
~ Buddha         

"Life's inmost secret is the divine pattern in you which you can only really
know when you are giving yourself in service."
~ Eric Butterworth       

"Everyone has a purpose in life...a unique gift or special talent to give to
others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we
experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the
ultimate goal of all goals."         
~ Deepak Chopra         

"Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you."
~ James Freeman Clarke           

"To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day
with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a
clean mind; to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the
ultimate purpose toward which I am working; to meet men and women with
laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle, kind, and courteous
through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos
sleep and the joy that comes from work well done - this is how I desire to
waste wisely my days."
~ Thomas Dekker         

"Do all the good you can and make as little fuss about it as possible."
~ Charles Dickens         

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but
reveal to them their own."       
~ Benjamin Disraeli       

"At this very moment, there are people only you can reach...and differences
only you can make."   
~ Mike Dooley 

"I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the
service it might give others... I find out what the world needs, then I
proceed to invent."   
~ Thomas Alva Edison 

"It is ever man's obligation to put back into the world at least the
equivalent of what he takes out of it."     
~ Albert Einstein           

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."       
~ Albert Einstein           

"True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's
goodness and righteousness."   
~ Albert Einstein           

"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that you cannot
sincerely try to help another without helping yourself."       
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson           

"To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the
affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure
the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in
others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a
garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with
enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded."   
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson           

"Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It
comes as a by-product of providing a useful service."           
~ Henry Ford   

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the
~ Anne Frank   

"Don't try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough."
~ Arthur Freed 

"Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or
other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our
desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only for
our own happiness, but that of the world at large."     
~ Mahatma Gandhi       

"To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand
heads bowing in prayer."
~ Mahatma Gandhi       

"I hope you will judge yourselves not on your professional accomplishments
alone, but also on how well you have addressed the world's deepest
inequities...on how well you treated people a world away who have nothing in
common with you but your humanity."           
~ Bill Gates       

"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give
of yourself that you truly give."           
~ Kahlil Gibran 

"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of
difference you want to make."
~ Jane Goodall 

"Giving is the highest expression of power."   
~ Vivian Greene

"Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from
doing something worthwhile."
~ Wilfred T. Grenfell   

"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not
expect to sit."       
~ Nelson Henderson     

"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting
people up." 
~ John Andrew Holmes, Jr.     

"Increase your joy by doing the good you wish to have done to you."
~ Daisaku Ikeda

"The soul is awakened through service."         
~ Erica Jong     

"One person can make a difference, and everyone should try."           
~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy       

"Each time we stand up for an ideal, or act to improve the lot of others, or
strike out against injustice, we send forth a tiny ripple of hope, and
crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring,
those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of
oppression and resistance."   
~ Robert F. Kennedy   

"You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution."       
~ Robert F. Kennedy   

"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."     
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.         

"Never, never, be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of
a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to
the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way."         
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.         

"The time is always right to do what is right." 
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.         

"Success, happiness, peace of mind and fulfillment - the most priceless of
human treasures - are available to all among us, without exception, who make
things happen - who make 'good' things happen - in the world around them." 
~ Joe Klock       

"As far as service goes, it can take the form of a million things. To do
service, you don't have to be a doctor working in the slums for free, or
become a social worker. Your position in life and what you do doesn't matter
as much as how you do what you do."     
~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross           

"The happiest people I know are people who don't even think about being
happy. They just think about being good neighbors, good people. And then
happiness sort of sneaks in the back window while they are busy doing good."
~ Rabbi Harold Kushner           

"If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of
~ Lao Tzu         

"I promise be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of
mind; to talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet; to
make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them; to look
at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true; to think
only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best; to
be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own; to
forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of
the future; to wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to
every living creature I meet; to give so much time to improving myself that
I have no time to criticize others; to be too large for worry, too noble for
anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble;
to think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud
word, but in great deeds; to live in the faith that the whole world is on my
side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me."         
~ Christian D. Larson   

"When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion."
~ Abraham Lincoln       

"We won't always know whose lives we touched and made better for our having
cared, because actions sometimes have unforeseen ramifications. What's
important is that you do care and you act."   
~ Charlotte Lunsford   

"There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental
difference in someone's life."         
~ Mary Rose McGeady 

"We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our
fellow men; and among these fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run
as causes, and they come back to us as effects."         
~ Herman Melville       

"A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world."       
~ Mohammed   

"It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for
what we do not do."           
~ Moliere           

"Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much." 
~ Blaise Pascal 

"If there is any kindness I can show, any good thing I can do to any fellow
human being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not
pass this way again."
~ William Penn 

"Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the
planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds
and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to
leave this world better than when you found it."         
~ Wilferd Peterson       

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for
others and the world remains and is immortal."       
~ Albert Pike     

"This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and
hatred with love."   
~ Peace Pilgrim 

"You are not here to save the world but you are here to touch the hands that
are within your reach."           
~ Motto of Mission of Love (Kathleen Price) 

"If you want happiness for an hour - take a nap. If you want happiness for a
day - go fishing. If you want happiness for a month - get married. If you
want happiness for a year - inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a
lifetime - help others."     
~ Chinese proverb         

"Get a life in which you are generous. Look around at the azaleas in the
suburban neighborhood where you grew up; look at a full moon hanging silver
in a black, black sky on a cold night. And realize that life is the best
thing ever, and that you have no business taking it for granted. Care so
deeply about its goodness that you want to spread it around. Take
money...and give it to charity. Work in a soup kitchen. Be a Big Brother or
Sister...You want to do well, but if you do not do good too, then doing well
will never be enough."
~ Anna Quindlen         

"The greatest success we'll know is helping OTHERS succeed and grow."   
~ Gregory Scott Reid   

"Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment."     
~ Anthony Robbins       

"I have always found that my view of success has been iconoclastic: success
to me is not about money or status or fame, its about finding a livelihood
that brings me joy and self-sufficiency and a sense of contributing to the
~ Anita Roddick

"Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great
wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy."
~ Jim Rohn       

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."       
~ Theodore Roosevelt   

"The kind of spirituality I value is one in which you get great joy out of
contributing to life, not just sitting and meditating, although meditation
is certainly valuable. But from meditation, from the resulting
consciousness, I would like to see people in action creating the world they
want to live in." 
~ Marshall Rosenberg   

"An ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may
seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can't see
right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an
unfolding we can't design or ordain." 
~ Sharon Salzberg         

"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know; the only
ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found
how to serve."
~ Albert Schweitzer     

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get
better. It's not."   
~ Dr. Seuss       

"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I
live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can."         
~ George Bernard Shaw           

"Go out and make a difference in your community. You don't need endless time
and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and
watch your heart start beating." 
~ Barbara Sher 

"Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression."           
~ Dodie Smith   

"We know nothing of tomorrow; our business is to be good and happy today."
~ Sydney Smith

"What constitutes success? She who has achieved success has lived well;
laughed often and loved much; has gained the respect of little children; has
filled her niche and accomplished her task; has left the world better than
she found it; has always looked for the best in others and given the best
she had."       
~ Bessie Anderson Stanley       

"I have resolved from this day on, I will do all the business I can honestly,
have all the fun I can reasonably, do all the good I can willingly, and save
my digestion by thinking pleasantly."
~ Robert Louis Stevenson         

"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person."         
~ Mother Teresa

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters
that makes many ripples."           
~ Mother Teresa

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one."       
~ Mother Teresa

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly
~ Mother Teresa

"Be not merely good. Be good for something."           
~ Henry David Thoreau

"Joy can be real only if people look upon their lives as a service and have a
definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness." 
~ Leo Tolstoy   

"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.
Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?' "
~ Brian Tracy   

"The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up."   
~ Mark Twain   

"Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do."     
~ Voltaire         

"We serve God by serving others."       
~ Rick Warren   

"I think I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who
do the most for others."        
~ Booker T. Washington           

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can,
in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you
can, as long as ever you can." 
~ John Wesley   

"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a
desire to enjoy the world. It's hard to plan the day."         
~ E. B. White   

"The greatest crime is not developing your potential. When you do what you do
best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world."         
~ Roger Williams         

"Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to
~ Marianne Williamson 

"Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities
were used in a way that served others."           
~ Marianne Williamson 

"Ignoring your passion is like dying a slow death...Passion whispers to you
through your feelings, beckoning you toward your highest good. Pay attention
to what makes you feel energized, connected, stimulated- what gives you your
juice. Do what you love, give it back in the form of service, and you will
do more than succeed. You will triumph."         
~ Oprah Winfrey           

"I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique
as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you
love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service,
working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you."
~ Oprah Winfrey           

"One can get anything if he is willing to help enough others get what they
~ Zig Ziglar       

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