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  • Douglas William Jerrold
    Douglas William Jerrold
    British Humorist, Playwright 1803-1857
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    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.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.
  • Bob Kane
    Bob Kane
    American comic book writer, animator and artist 1915-1998
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    Beneficence is a duty. He who frequently practices it, and sees his benevolent intentions realized, at length comes really to love him to whom he has done good.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment.
    Source: The Problem of Pain (1940)
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    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.
  • Lope de Vega
    Lope de Vega
    Spanish playwright, poet, novelist and marine 1562-1635
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    Never give anyone the advice to buy or sell shares, because the most benevolent price of advice can turn out badly.
  • Garrison Keillor
    Garrison Keillor
    American humoristic writer 1942-
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    Selective ignorance, a cornerstone of child rearing. You don't put kids under surveillance: it might frighten you. Parents should sit tall in the saddle and look upon their troops with a noble and benevolent and extremely nearsighted gaze.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    The artist makes art not to save mankind but to save himself. Every benevolent comment by an artist is a fog to cover his tracks, the bloody trail of his assault against reality and others.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
  • Robert Burns
    Robert Burns
    Scottish Poet 1759-1796
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    The heart and benevolent and kind the most resembles God.
  • The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
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