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Benevolence Quotes and Sayings
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When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

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It is not from the benevolence of the butcher,
the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner,
but from their regard to their own interest.
- Adam Smith

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue,
a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence,
confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness;
its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.
- John Updike


Benevolence alone will not make a teacher,
nor will learning alone do it.
The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent,
and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.
- John Jay Chapman

Alas few socialists are either benevolent enough to
work hard at these occupations out of benevolence or
self-interested enough to work hard at them for money.
- John McCarthy

A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite
benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments.
- Ezra Stiles

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A benevolent mind, and the face assumes the patterns of benevolence.
An evil mind, then an evil face.
- Jimmy Sangster

Let the professors of Christianity recommend their
religion by deeds of benevolence -
by Christian meekness -
by lives of temperance and holiness.
- Richard Mentor Johnson

For peace is not mere absence of war,
but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind,
a disposition for benevolence, confidence,
justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

Generosity during life is a very different thing from
generosity in the hour of death;
one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence,
the other from pride or fear.
- Horace Mann

To remove ignorance is an important branch of benevolence.
- Ann Plato

General benevolence, but not general friendship,
made a man what he ought to be.
- Jane Austen

There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than,
where naturally expecting charity and benevolence,
they receive harm and vexation.
- Francois Rabelais

Oddly my name has been no professional help at all!
It seems to have made no difference.
I admire him hugely, both for his benevolence and his
enormous psychological perception.
- Joanna Trollope

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous,
without being selfless.
- Mortimer Adler

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade,
but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement
the greater part of life is sunshine.
- Thomas Jefferson

Today is the bridge between the past,
regarding which we unconditionally accept that
everything has occurred according to God's plan,
and a future where we place our unconditional trust
in God's omnipotence and His benevolent design for our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Clearly, children's charities struggle to find private
sources of money to sustain their benevolent programs.
- Dana Rohrabacher

To feel much for others and little for ourselves;
to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections,
constitute the perfection of human nature.
- Adam Smith

It is clearly better that property should be private,
but the use of it common; and the special business
of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
- Aristotle

Islam has shown two faces to the Jews,
one benevolent, one less so.
- Jack Schwartz

We like where we live and we wanna participate in our
neighbourhoods and communities and stuff and try to-
we're not like benevolent-
it's pretty basic.
- Jon Fishman

When a benevolent mind contemplates the republic of Lycurgus,
its admiration is mixed with a degree of horror.
- Thomas Day

The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.
- William McKinley

He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that,
in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella
over a duck in a shower of rain.
- Douglas William Jerrold

The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered
by an occasional assassination.
- Voltaire

The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect;
but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.
- William Dean Howells

I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator.
- Richard Branson

I like them all - I don't always approve.
I see myself as a sort of benevolent uncle to these characters,
and I can see why they do what they do;
sometimes they make some mistakes,
but at heart I think they're decent.
- Patrick Marber

To the truly benevolent mind, indeed,
nothing is more satisfactory than to hear of a miser
denying himself the necessaries of life a little too
far and ridding us of his presence altogether.
- James Payn

It is in fact agreed that I am the plague,
the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who
are interested in art and that,
when I show myself with my plasters,
even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee.
- Camille Claudel

You shall always find what you created in your mind,
for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil.
Between them are countless facets.
Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness
and on what you consider to be positive and good.
- Hans Bender

We both can be the most beautiful and benevolent creatures on the planet,
but then there's another side that can be as harsh
and as ugly as the darkest thing you could imagine seeing.
- Terrence Howard

I never examined what I did in any great detail because
I thought it would spoil things.
I never read the scripts at all carefully,
and never wanted to know what was going on,
because I felt that being a benevolent alien that's the way it should be.
- Tom Baker

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Anxiety is love's greatest killer.
It makes one feel as you might
when a drowning man holds unto you.
You want to save him, but you know
he will strangle you with his panic.
- Anais Nin

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl
is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
- Albert Einstein

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Show me a man who knows his own heart
and to him I shall belong.
- Jewel

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

Gather yourself by the sea shore and I will love you there.
Assemble yourself with wild things,
with songs of the sparrow and sea-foam.
Let mad beauty collect itself in your eyes
and it will shine - Calling me.
For I long for a man with nests of wild things in his hair.
A man who will Kiss the Flame.
- Jewel

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
- W. C. Fields

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There was a time when a man was so convinced
that the world was round
that he was determined to prove it.
- Ernest Holmes

Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
- Raymond Inmon

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

Man does not weave this web of life.
He is merely a strand of it.
Whatever he does to the web,
he does to himself.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

The Divine Plan is one of Freedom.
The inherent nature of man is ever seeking
to express itself in terms of freedom,
because freedom is the birthright of every living soul.
- Ernest Holmes

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?
- Henry David Thoreau


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