No good deed goes unpunished

Posted by Smokey Stover on September 12, 2005

In Reply to: No good deed goes unpunished posted by LJ Matta on September 11, 2005

: "No good deed goes unpunished". I'm looking for its original CONTEXT.

Clare Boothe Luce, author of the phrase, was a fecund writer with a tart tongue and a gift for phrase-mongering. If the original context is so important to you, I suggest you read one of the two excellent biographies of Luce, or start reading her works. Speaking of context, what is the context of your request? Why is the context so important? SS