He who will not give some portion of his ease, his blood, his wealth, for others' good, is a poor frozen churl.
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
It is good for us to think that no grace or blessing is truly ours till we are aware that God has blessed some one else with it through us.
Rare benevolence! the minister of God.
He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.
There cannot be a more glorious object in creation than a human being replete with benevolence, meditating in what manner he may render himself most acceptable to the Creator by doing good to his creatures.
It is the glory of the true religion that it inculcates and inspires a spirit of benevolence.—It is a religion of charity, which none other ever was.—Christ went about doing good; he set the example to his disciples, and they abounded in it.
He only does not live in vain, who employs his wealth, his thought, his speech to advance the good of others.
Benevolence is allied to few vices; selfishness to fewer virtues.
The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect; but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.
Just in proportion as a man becomes good, divine, Christ-like, he passes out of the region of theorizing into the region of benevolent activities.—It is good to think well; it is divine to act well.
Genuine benevolence is not stationary, but peripatetic; it goes about doing good.
It is no great part of a good man's lot to enjoy himself.—To be good and to do good are his ends, and the glory is to be revealed hereafter.
They who scatter with one hand, gather with two, not always in coin, but in kind. Nothing multiplies so much as kindness.
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good actions: try to use ordinary situations.
The one who will be found in trial capable of great acts of love is ever the one who is always doing considerate small ones.
I truly enjoy no more of the world's good things than what I willingly distribute to the needy.
The best way to do good to ourselves, is to do it to others; the right way to gather, is to scatter.
Never did any soul do good, but it came readier to do the same again, with more enjoyment. Never was love, or gratitude, or bounty practised, but with increasing joy, which made the practiser still more in love with the fair act.
To feel much for others, and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfish, and exercise our benevolent affections, constitutes the perfection of human nature.
Benevolent feeling ennobles the most trifling actions.