I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator.
Alas few socialists are either benevolent enough to work hard at these occupations out of benevolence or self-interested enough to work hard at them for money.
It is in fact agreed that I am the plague, the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who are interested in art and that, when I show myself with my plasters, even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee.
You shall always find what you created in your mind, for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil. Between them are countless facets. Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness and on what you consider to be positive and good.
Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless.
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.
Never give anyone the advice to buy or sell shares, because the most benevolent price of advice can turn out badly.
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.
I never examined what I did in any great detail because I thought it would spoil things. I never read the scripts at all carefully, and never wanted to know what was going on, because I felt that being a benevolent alien that's the way it should be.
Seeing my malevolent face in the mirror, my benevolent soul shrinks back.
The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.
I like them all - I don't always approve. I see myself as a sort of benevolent uncle to these characters, and I can see why they do what they do; sometimes they make some mistakes, but at heart I think they're decent.
The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect; but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.
Clearly, children's charities struggle to find private sources of money to sustain their benevolent programs.
When a benevolent mind contemplates the republic of Lycurgus, its admiration is mixed with a degree of horror.
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.