Quotation Explorer - 'Benevolent'

Not all the magic of earth is benevolent. - Alden Bell
The more I learn about the universe, the less convinced I am that there's any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at all. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
The ability to feel and express genuine gratitude for the help given when it is needed most, for the gift or boon that is given at just the right time and under the right circumstances, is a way of surrendering one’s self to benevolent external forces. - Stephen Richards
I must admit that I feel that the best form of government is benevolent despotism. - Jeff Grubb
The most benevolent souls are the one's who have had to drink some of life's worst poisons, yet protected others in their lives from ever having to taste them. - José N. Harris
The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation. - William McKinley
Her angel didn’t look at all like she’d expected. He was no benevolent creature with long, flowing robes and a bland, peaceful smile. Instead he was the stuff of every teenage girl’s—and quite a few teenage boys’—fantasies. - Rosalie Lario
The idea that no gentleman ever swears is all wrong; he can swear and still be a gentleman if he does it in a nice and benevolent and affectionate way. - Mark Twain
He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain. - Douglas Jerrold
You cannot be buried in obscurity: you are exposed upon a grand theater to the view of the world. If your actions are upright and benevolent, be assured they will augment your power and happiness. - Cyrus the Great
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination. - Voltaire
It is only the benevolent man who is capable of liking or disliking other men. - Confucius
Success is not measured on what you earn, it is how you manage to be happy, benevolent and contented with your life. - Sherwin Salinas
The Great Way is not named; Great Discriminations are not spoken; Great Benevolence is not benevolent; Great Modesty is not humble; Great Daring does not attack. If the Way is made clear, it is not the Way. - Chuang Chou
My creed on the subject of slavery is short. Slavery per se is not sin. It is a social condition ordained from the beginning of the world for the wisest purposes, benevolent and disciplinary, by Divine Wisdom. - Samuel Morse
Our friendships are precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life;and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part is sunshine. - Thomas Jefferson
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