„Remember that sign they hung up in an EPA office during the Reagan administration, "No good deed goes unpunished"? Under George Bush, no good science goes unpunished.“
— David Helvarg American journalist 1951
Grist magazine, January 3, 2005.
„Such is life, here today, gone tomorrow! Nothing goes with one, except one's merit and demerit; good and evil deeds follow one even after death.“
— Sarada Devi Hindu religious figure, spiritual consort of Ramakrishna 1853 - 1920
„Know the joy of life by piling good deed on good deed until no rift or cranny appears between them.“
— Marcus Aurelius Emperor of Ancient Rome 121 - 180
τί λοιπὸν ἢ ἀπολαύειν τοῦ ζῆν συνάπτοντα ἄλλο ἐπ ἄλλῳ ἀγαθόν, ὥστε μηδὲ τὸ βραχύτατον διάστημα ἀπολείπειν; XII, 29
— Pierre Corneille French tragedian 1606 - 1684
Heraclius, act I, scene II.
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838