This quote comes from an old roommate and friend of mine. When ever you do something good there is someone there to put you down. We call these people haters. The world would be so much better without them but there everywhere. I don’t know where this saying comes from but I do know that it is pretty old. I don’t think there are any variants but there could be. If there are any I have not heard them yet. If I were to guess where this saying came from I would say the south because everyone I know who knows this proverb is from the south, including myself.