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Letter "B" » Benevolence
«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.»
«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.»
«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»
«I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.»
Author: James Madison
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«We do no benevolences whose first benefit is not for ourselves»
«Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive»