Benevolence Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old benevolence quotes, benevolence sayings, and benevolence proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Human benevolence is totally unfair. We don't live in a kind or generous world, yet we are kind and generous. Rob Sheffield
Without love, benevolence becomes egotism. Martin Luther King
The highest benevolence acts without purpose. Laozi
General benevolence, but not general friendship, make a man what he ought to be. Jane Austen
Dress yourself in the silks of benevolence because kindness makes you beautiful. Richelle E. Goodrich
Benevolence does not consist in those who are prosperous pitying and helping those who are not. It consists in fellow feeling that puts you upon actually the same level with the fellow who suffers. Woodrow Wilson
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
Benevolence is a world of itself a world which mankind, as yet, have hardly begun to explore. We have, as it were, only skirted along its coasts for a few leagues, without penetrating the recesses, or gathering the riches of its vast interior. Horace Mann
Every fresh act of benevolence is the herald of deeper satisfaction; every charitable act a stepping-stone towards heaven. Henry Ward Beecher
True benevolence or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation. Joseph Addison
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
The hand of benevolence is everywhere stretched out, searching into abuses, righting wrongs, alleviating distresses, and bringing to the knowledge and sympathies of the world the lowly, the oppressed, and the forgotten. Harriet Beecher Stowe
The person of benevolence never worries. Confucius
Benevolence means whatever is good for your Spirit. Nirmala Srivastava
Benevolence is the characteristic element of humanity. Confucius
Benevolence, like religion, awes even those it cannot win. Sophia Lee
Benevolence and feeling ennoble the most trifling actions. William Makepeace Thackeray
Benevolence is one of the distinguishing characters of man. Mencius
We should be careful that our benevolence does not exceed our means. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive. Samuel Johnson
A benevolent mind, and the face assumes the patterns of benevolence. An evil mind, then an evil face. Jimmy Sangster
Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself. George Meredith
This is woman's great benevolence, that she will become a martyr for beauty, so that the world may have pleasure. Robert Wilson Lynd
The benevolence of wrapping the partridge in a vine leaf brings out its quality, just as the barrel of Diogenes brought forth the qualities of the great thinker. Emmanuel Des Essarts
Benevolence today has become altogether too huge an undertaking to be conducted otherwise than on business lines. Julius Rosenwald
The symptoms of compassion and benevolence, in some people, are like those minute guns which warn you that you are in deadly peril. Sophie Swetchine
Benevolence is the twin of pride. Nathaniel Hawthorne
Steadfast benevolence, sustained by the wisdom that anything other than benevolence is painful, protects the mind from all afflictions. Sylvia Boorstein
He who nurtures benevolence for all creatures within his heart overcomes all difficulties and will be the recipient of all types of riches at every step. Chanakya
Politeness has been well defined as benevolence in small things. Thomas B. Macaulay
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. Confucius
Order and reason, beauty and benevolence, are characteristics and conceptions which we find solely associated with the mind of man. Karl Pearson

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