Benefits

Benefits are advantages, help or aid from something.

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  • Beneficium non in eo quod fit aut datur consistit sed in ipso dantis aut facientis animo.
    • A benefit consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
    • Seneca the Younger, De Beneficiis (63 AD), I. 6.
  • Eodem animo beneficium debetur, quo datur.
    • A benefit is estimated according to the mind of the giver.
    • Seneca the Younger, De Beneficiis (63 AD), I. 1.
  • Qui dedit beneficium taceat; narret, qui accepit.
    • Let him that hath done the good office conceal it; let him that hath received it disclose it.
    • Seneca the Younger, De Beneficiis (63 AD), II. 11.
  • Inopi beneficium bis dat, qui dat celeriter.
    • He gives a benefit twice who gives quickly.
    • Syrus, in the collection of proverbs known as the Proverbs of Seneca; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 69.
  • Beneficia usque eo læta sunt dum videntur exsolvi posse; ubi multum antevenere pro gratia odium redditur.
    • Benefits are acceptable, while the receiver thinks he may return them; but once exceeding that, hatred is given instead of thanks.
    • Tacitus, Annales (AD 117), IV. 18.

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Last modified on 10 January 2013, at 15:00