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These are some of the best 'Beneficence' quotations and sayings.

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Be charitable before wealth makes thee covetous.

Beneficence is a duty. He who frequently practices it, and sees his benevolent intentions realized, at length comes really to love him to whom he has done good. When, therefore, it is said, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself," it is not meant, thou shalt love him first and do him good in consequence of that love, but thou shalt do good, to thy neighbor; and this thy beneficence will engender in thee that love to mankind which is the fulness and consummation of the inclination to do, good.

Christian beneficence takes a large sweep; that circumference cannot be small of which God is the centre.

Doing good is the only certainly happy action of a man's life.

For his bounty there was no winter to it; an autumn it was that grew more by reaping.

God has so constituted our nature that we cannot be happy unless we are, or think we are, the means of good to others. - We can scarcely conceive of greater wretchedness than must be felt by him who knows he is wholly useless in the world.

He that does good to another, does also good to himself; not only in the consequence, but in the very act of doing it; for the consciousness of well­doing is an ample reward.

I never knew a child of God being bankrupted by his benevolence. What we keep we may lose, but what we give to Christ we are sure to keep.

It is another's fault if he be ungrateful; but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so. - I had rather never receive a kindness than never bestow one. - Not to return a benefit is a great sin; but not to confer one is a greater.

Men resemble the gods in nothing so much as in doing good to their fellow creatures.

Money spent on ourselves may be a millstone about the neck; spent on others it may give us wings like eagles.

Of all the, virtues necessary to the completion of the perfect man, there is none more delicately implied and less ostentatiously vaunted than that of exquisite feeling or universal benevolence.

Rich people should consider that they are only trustees for what they possess, and should show their wealth to be more in doing good than merely in having it.-They should not reserve their benevolence for purposes after they are dead, for those who give not of their property till they die show that they would not

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.

The luxury of doing good surpasses every other personal enjoyment.

There is no use of money equal to that of beneficence; here the enjoyment grows on reflection; and our money is most truly ours when it ceases to be in our possession.

Those who give not till they die show that they would not then if they could keep it any longer.

Time is short - your obligations are infinite. - Are your houses regulated, your children instructed, the afflicted relieved, the poor visited, the work of piety accomplished?

Time, which gnaws and diminishes all things else, augments and increaseth benefits; because a noble action of liberality doth grow continually by our generously thinking of it and remembering it.

To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.


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