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No good deed goes unpunished.

Due to the cruelty, ignorance, or selfishness of the world or others, one's good deeds or good intentions will often result in more trouble than they are worth. An ironic and sardonic twist on the more standard moral that "no good deed goes unrewarded." Janet: "I decided to help George clean out his gutters, but now he's got me doing all sorts of repairs around the house!" Bill: "I guess no good deed goes unpunished, eh?"
See also: deed, goes, good, no

no good deed ever goes unpunished

Due to the cruelty, ignorance, or selfishness of the world or others, one's good deeds or good intentions will often result in more trouble than they are worth. An ironic and sardonic twist on the more standard moral that "no good deed goes unrewarded." Janet: "I decided to help George clean out his gutters, but now he's got me doing all sorts of repairs around the house!" Bill: "I guess no good deed ever goes unpunished, eh?"
See also: deed, ever, goes, good, no, unpunished
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In the interests of enabling Christian communities to live in peace and security in the Middle Eastern region, Hungary has joined the UN group initiated by Liechtenstein and Qatar, the most important task of which is to make it clear that the violation of international law and crimes against humanity cannot remain unpunished, the Minister explained.
By allowing these terrorist acts to go unpunished, we embolden unlawful elements to commit more of these crimes, she said.
Cyril Smith, the Liberal MP for Rochdale for 20 years, was a serial sex offender who went unpunished throughout his life.
tence' while Lindsay's killer has gone unpunished for 13-year-old Lindsay, inset, was last seen in Hebden Bridge on November 7, 1994, at just after 10.
It was about Ezequiel Garay's brutal, unpunished challenge on Christoph Kramer, Manuel Neuer's brutal, unpunished challenge on Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero's unpunished smack to the face of Bastian Schweinsteiger.
French President Francois Hollande has vowed to find out the truth behind the death of a French hostage in Mali and promised "it will not go unpunished," The Local reported.
Al Qurishi maintained that many kidnappers go unpunished as the dispute settled by tribal norms, which mostly pardon them.
If we allow this to go unpunished then we as a nation become barbarians.
PARIS, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- The Syrian regime, and others across the world, should realise that the use of chemical weapons, which are universally banned since 1925, will not go unpunished and will meet with an appropriate reaction, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Thursday.
It is ridiculous how often incidents in the Southern Hemisphere have gone unpunished - or been treated too leniently - when touring players have fallen victim to foul play.
It should not go unpunished and the president would be doing the right thing in appointing criminal investigators.
Summary: Newcastle want disciplinary rules changed after Wigan's Callum McManaman went unpunished for a studs-up challenge on Massadio Haidara.
The players knew because they were on top of it and there was a lot of bad feeling about that incident when it goes unpunished.
21 ( ANI ): Describing the incident of serial bomb blasts in Hyderabad on Thursday evening as 'dastardly attack', and urging people to maintain calm and peace, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh conveyed that the culprits behind the incident will not go unpunished.
Pulis claims Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark's unpunished challenge on Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan at the weekend would have resulted in a red card had it been committed by a Stoke player.