Famous Sayings: #38 — ‘No Good Deed…’

November 27, 2016

No good deed goes unpunished.

Clare Booth Luce, no good deed, no good deed goes unpunished, proverb, famous sayings
Clare Boothe Luce (R–CT). By National Archives and Records Administration [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
The first time I heard of this proverb, I was watching a newscast.

One of the stories that came up that day was about a man who saved children from a burning building. I forgot the exact details, but from what I remember, the man had prior convictions or a warrant for his arrest. So, when the authorities found out who had saved the children, he was arrested.

One of the news anchors kinda chuckled after that report was given and utters, “It goes to show that no good deed goes unpunished.”

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