A lecture is an occasion when you numb one end to benefit the other.
You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered.
The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits.
Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better.
Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn’t work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.
To accept a benefit is to sell one’s freedom.
He who confers a benefit on anyone loves him better than he is beloved.
A benefit cited by way of reproach is equivalent to an injury.
An injury engraves itself on metal; a benefit is written on the waves.
He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies.