Benevolence quotes

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◆ How many haters does it take to change a light bulb? None. They fear change, even if it can make the world a brighter place.
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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 Smith99
◆ 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 Chapman99
◆ 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 Spinoza99
◆ A benevolent mind, and the face assumes the patterns of benevolence. An evil mind, then an evil face.
- Jimmy Sangster99
◆ There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than, where naturally expecting charity and benevolence, they receive harm and vexation.
- Francois Rabelais99
◆ To remove ignorance is an important branch of benevolence.
- Ann Plato99
◆ 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 McCarthy99
◆ When a benevolent mind contemplates the republic of Lycurgus, its admiration is mixed with a degree of horror.
- Thomas Day99
◆ 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 Howells99
◆ Let the professors of Christianity recommend their religion by deeds of benevolence - by Christian meekness - by lives of temperance and holiness.
- Richard Mentor Johnson99
◆ Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless.
- Mortimer Adler99
◆ 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 Smith99
◆ Kindness is the life's blood, the elixir of marriage. Kindness makes the difference between passion and caring. Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love ... Kindness is good will. Kindness says, 'I want you to be happy.' Kindness comes very close to the benevolence of God.
- Randolph Ray99
◆ The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
- Voltaire99

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