Quotations on Benevolence

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General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Friendship, Benevolence, Man)

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
(Keywords: Talent, Benevolence, Learning, Teaching, Will)

Let the professors of Christianity recommend their religion by deeds of benevolence - by Christian meekness - by lives of temperance and holiness.
- Richard Mentor Johnson
(Keywords: Religion, Christian, Christianity, Benevolence, Deeds, Holiness, Temperance)

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
(Keywords: Life, Death, Fear, Benevolence, Generosity, Liberality, Pride)

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
(Keywords: Money, Work, Benevolence, Occupations, Self)

There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than, where naturally expecting charity and benevolence, they receive harm and vexation.
- Francois Rabelais
(Keywords: Men, Benevolence, Cause, Charity, Harm, Unhappiness)

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza
(Keywords: Peace, War, Virtue, Absence, Benevolence, Confidence, Justice, Mind, State)

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
(Keywords: Peace, War, Virtue, Absence, Benevolence, Confidence, Justice, Mind, State)

A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments.
- Ezra Stiles
(Keywords: Wisdom, Benevolence, Infinite)

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
(Keywords: Perception, Benevolence, Difference, Help, Name)

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
(Keywords: Truth, Virtue, Beginning, Benevolence, Disorder, Expediency, Right, Shadow)

Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.
- John Updike
(Keywords: Government, Benevolence, Madness)









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