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Benevolence Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Benevolence are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Distance cannot matter - ours is a friendship of the heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Friendship with one's self is all important,
because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

However rare true love may be,
it is less so than true friendship.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The easiest kind of friendship for me
is with ten thousand people.
The hardest is with one.
- Joan Baez

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

Wishing to be friends is quick work,
but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
- Aristotle

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

True friendship is a plant of slow growth.
- George Washington

Friendship often leads to love,
but lust seldom leads to friendship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility,
never an opportunity.
- Khalil Gibran

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Business, you know, may bring money,
but friendship hardly ever does.
- Jane Austen

Above all else, my inspiration is friendship.
- Bono

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul,
is too good to be believed.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship,
we must love our friend for their sakes
rather than for our own.
- Charlotte Bronte

Friendship without self-interest
is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.
- James Francis Byrnes

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- Aristotle

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense,
and have her nonsense respected.
- Charles Lamb

Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold;
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

Friendship is all about Mutuality,
neither Individuality nor Singularity.
- Aparna Chatterjee


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