Good Works Quotes

Throughout history, individuals from all walks of life have exemplified the power of good deeds and the impact they can have on the world around us. Whether it’s through small acts of kindness or grand gestures of generosity, the essence of goodness radiates through these quotes, reminding us of the inherent beauty in making a positive difference.

From renowned philosophers to beloved leaders, the wisdom shared in these quotes transcends time and culture, resonating with the universal truth that goodness knows no bounds. These quotes serve as guiding lights, illuminating the path towards a more compassionate and empathetic world. As you peruse through the following collection, may you find inspiration to embark on your own journey of spreading kindness and goodwill. Let these words of wisdom ignite a flame within you, igniting a passion for making the world a better place, one good deed at a time. Now, without further ado, delve into the uplifting words of these good works quotes below.

We don’t apologize for who we are. We do what we do as Christians. Our faith isn’t hidden. There should never be a separation between God and good works. Tony Evans

It was admitted by the early rabbis that the sectarians could be as full of good works as eggs were full of meat. Lionel Blue

If someone doesn’t know their Old Testament, they don’t know right doctrine, right correction, and they can’t be equipped for good works. Randall Terry

Let it ever be remembered that genuine faith in Christ will ever be productive of good works; for this faith worketh by love, as the apostle says, and love to God always produces obedience to his holy laws. Adam Clarke

Most of us want to have enough… good works to get into heaven, but enough bad works to be fun. Rick Warren

I don’t think of myself as doing good works. It’s not, ‘Oh, I must give these poor people a voice.’ Lenny Abrahamson

I think I am very mainstream – I’m committed to good works in my life. Peter Jennings

Everyone finds their own version of Charles Dickens. The child-victim, the irrepressibly ambitious young man, the reporter, the demonic worker, the tireless walker. The radical, the protector of orphans, helper of the needy, man of good works, the republican. The hater and the lover of America. The giver of parties, the magician, the traveler. Claire Tomalin

In the Old Testament, we are continually told that our good works are not enough, that God has made a provision. This provision is pointed to at every place in the Old Testament. Tullian Tchividjian

The good works of the unsaved may indeed benefit their fellow-creatures; but until life in Christ has been received, they cannot please God. Hudson Taylor

It is a common assumption that a person’s good works will get them into Heaven. Monica Johnson

While the soul is in mortal sin, nothing can profit it; none of its good works merit an eternal reward, since they do not proceed from God as their first principle, and by Him alone is our virtue real virtue. Saint Teresa of Avila

I’m happy that good works by young artists with limited chances will see the light of day by my purchasing them. Yusaku Maezawa

Naked need is the occasion for God’s giving, not a need adorned with the clean, elegant robes of respectability and good works. Miroslav Volf

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. Saint Augustine

I think corporate worship is the stimulating of one another, love and good works as we come together. Even the early church came together. They didn’t have their own buildings so they went to the temple collectively. All of them who were there. There were thousands of them there. John MacArthur

Passive righteousness tells us that God does not need our good works. Active righteousness tells us that our neighbor does. The aim and direction of good works are horizontal, not vertical. Tullian Tchividjian

We can never make ourselves better by trying… praying more or longer, studying more of the Word, performing good works, etc. Don’t get me wrong… it’s not bad to do any of these things. In fact, it’s good. It’s just that doing them in God’s power is the only way those things will have any real and lasting effect in our lives. Joyce Meyer

Zoom church is not Church. It’s not Church. It’s watching TV. There’s nothing about that that fulfills the biblical definition of coming together, stimulating one another to love and good works, coming together. John MacArthur

Salvation cannot be bought with the currency of obedience; it is purchased by the blood of the Son of God. Thinking that we can trade our good works for salvation is like buying a plane ticket and then supposing we own the airline. Or thinking that after paying rent for our home, we now hold title to the entire planet earth. Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Be happy in what you do. Be respectful of yourself. Do good works for others, and the goodness will come back to you and make you a better person. I think that’s what happiness is all about. Gerard Malanga

Nobody should be allowed to tinker with democracy. We will not discontinue the good works of the past government. Manmohan Singh

In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress. Leonard Cohen

As I approached my 95th birthday, I was burdened to write a book that addressed the epidemic of ‘easy believism.’ There is a mindset today that if people believe in God and do good works, they are going to Heaven. Billy Graham

Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil. Niccolo Machiavelli

Though language forms the preacher, ‘Tis good works make the man. Eliza Cook

Civil rights icons, famous journalists, big-time movie producers may all have credits to their name that we can recognize and be grateful for, but their record of good works cannot excuse their harassment of women. Pramila Jayapal

Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works. Thomas Aquinas

The whole Bible is the story of men and women trying to get back to God, to overcome that sin with sacrifices, good works, sermons, prophesy, witnessing, giving all kinds of things. It never worked. Keith Miller

My good works, however wretched and imperfect, have been made better and perfected by Him Who is my Lord: He has rendered them meritorious. As to my evil deeds and my sins, He hid them at once. The eyes of those who saw them, He made even blind; and He has blotted them out of their memory. Saint Teresa of Avila

All good works of art must ask this question: ‘You want to breathe free, yes, but do you know how to kiss?’ Amitava Kumar

Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil… prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon. Terry Pratchett

We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something. Mother Teresa

And don’t waste time worshipping Harmony. Doing good was the worship. Brandon Sanderson, The Alloy of Law

We will be remembered only by the good work we leave behind even if our very own never remember us after we are gone. Amit Abraham

A man who does good works without Jesus Christ is like a man who takes his hard earned money to the bank, drops it at the counter and walks away without a bank account. Paul Bamikole

Teaching through works rather than speech, the deed before the word, is better and more thorough. Abelard, The Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise

Godly leads to good works. Lailah Gifty Akita

People will replace you and will forget your good works but the Lord will always remember, He will always do something not for you to be replaced but to be in use for His glory because He made you wonderfully and marvelously. Jennifer Aquillo

Good works is giving to the poor and the helpless, but divine works is showing them their worth to the One who matters. Criss Jami, Killosophy

The presence of the holy ghost gives power for good works. Lailah Gifty Akita

Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them together stronger than God? O be not weary of well doing! John Wesley

Our faith and works are merely reflections of the salvation we have received, not a contributing factor to it. Sinclair B. Ferguson, Church History 101: The Highlights of Twenty Centuries

A man was created for good works. Lailah Gifty Akita

Be zealous for good works. Lailah Gifty Akita

Luther maintained that good works do not make a man good, but a good man does good works. Kurt E. Marquart, The Saving Truth: Doctrine for Laypeople: Volume I

Good works are not the cause of our salvation; good works are the evidence of our salvation. Faith in Christ always results in good works. Obedience to God is the mark of true saving faith. Ibrahim Emile

Anton Usov
Anton Usov
I am Anton Usov, an educator with a passion for quotes that resonate with the human experience. Over many years, I have curated a collection that reflects wisdom and emotions across time. Join me in exploring the power of words to inspire and enlighten our paths.
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