Restitutor, n. Benefactor; philanthropist.
Steal the hog and give the feet for alms.
The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect; but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.
I would not subtract anything from the praise that is due to philanthropy, but merely demand justice for all who by their lives and works are a blessing to mankind. I do not value chiefly a man’s uprightness and benevolence, which are, as it were, his stem and leaves. Those plants of whose greenness withered […]
Philanthropy seems to me to have become simply the refuge of people who want to annoy their fellow creatures.