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    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

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I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of read more

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.

by James Madison Found in: Benevolence Quotes,
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The true source of cheerfulness is benevolence.

The true source of cheerfulness is benevolence.

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It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but read more

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.

by Adam Smith Found in: Benevolence Quotes,
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Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar read more

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.

by John Jay Chapman Found in: Benevolence Quotes,
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We do no benevolences whose first benefit is not for ourselves

We do no benevolences whose first benefit is not for ourselves

by Mark Twain Found in: Benevolence Quotes,
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