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Definition of Benevolent

Benevolent

  1. Having a disposition to do good; possessing or manifesting love to mankind, and a desire to promote their prosperity and happiness; disposed to give to good objects; kind; charitable.

Benevolent Quotations

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
Thomas Jefferson

Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless.
Mortimer Adler

He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.
Douglas William Jerrold

It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
Aristotle

A good commander is benevolent and unconcerned with fame.
Sun Tzu
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Benevolent Translations

benevolent in German is wohlwollend
benevolent in Norwegian is velvillig
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