Quotes: benevolence

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  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
  • Horace Mann
    Horace Mann
    American educator 1796-1859
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    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.
  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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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. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our necessities but of their advantages.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    It is, indeed, at home that every man must be known by those who would make a just estimate either of his virtue or felicity; for smiles and embroidery are alike occasional, and the mind is often dressed for show in painted honor, and fictitious benevolence.
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    Of neighborhoods, benevolence is the most beautiful. How can the man be considered wise who when he had the choice does not settle in benevolence.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
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    Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
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    Politeness has well been defined as benevolence in small things.

    Source: Essays (Boswell)

  • There is scarcely a man who is not conscious of the benefits which his own mind has received from the performance of single acts of benevolence. How strange that so few of us try a course of the same medicine!
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    To act from pure benevolence is not possible for finite human beings, Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive.
  • Lao-Tzu
    Lao-Tzu
    Chinese philosopher +/- 600 BC
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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.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    You smile with pomp and rigor, you talk of benevolence and virtue; I act with benevolence and virtue and get murdered time after time.
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