— Clare Boothe Luce American writer, politician, ambassador, journalist and anti-Communist activist 1903 - 1987
Roman Candle (Leticia Baldridge), p. 129 (1956)
Источник: This famous quip was first quoted in print by Luce's social secretary Letitia Baldrige in Roman Candle (Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1956), 129: "When I would entreat her to engage in resolving a specific case, she replied, 'No good deed goes unpunished, Tish, remember that.'" Oscar Wilde, Billy Wilder, and Andrew Mellon have also been cited as sources, but without written evidence.
„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.
— Agatha Christie, книга Peril at End House
Источник: Peril at End House
„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
[In the Company of the Holy Mother, 124-125]
„Know the joy of life by piling good deed on good deed until no rift or cranny appears between them.“
— Marcus Aurelius, книга Meditations
τί λοιπὸν ἢ ἀπολαύειν τοῦ ζῆν συνάπτοντα ἄλλο ἐπ ἄλλῳ ἀγαθόν, ὥστε μηδὲ τὸ βραχύτατον διάστημα ἀπολείπειν;
Meditations (c. 121–180 AD), Book XII
„The deeds of men, as footprints in the desert.
Nothing under the circling moons is fated to last.
Even the sun goes down.“
— Guy Gavriel Kay, книга The Lions of Al-Rassan
Источник: The Lions of Al-Rassan
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
Heath's book of Beauty, 1833 (1832)
— Pierre Corneille French tragedian 1606 - 1684
Qui se laisse outrager, mérite qu'on l'outrage
Et l'audace impunie enfle trop un courage.
Heraclius, act I, scene II.
„It is often better for a person to recognize a sin than to do a good deed. Recognizing a sin makes a person humble. Doing a good deed often can feed a person’s pride.“
— Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910
Источник: Path of Life (1909), p. 108
„If any one hearken with understanding to these sayings of mine many a deed worthy of a good man shall he perform and many a foolish deed be spared.“
— Democritus Ancient Greek philosopher, pupil of Leucippus, founder of the atomic theory
Source Book in Ancient Philosophy (1907)
— Stefano Guazzo Italian writer 1530 - 1593
Ve ne sono molti che scrivono i beneficii nella polvere, e l'ingiurie nel marmo.
Del Prencipe di Valacchia, p. 79.
Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 436.
— Ali al-Hadi imam 829 - 868
Muhsin al-Amīn, ‘Ayān ush-Shī‘ah, vol.2, p. 39.