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Benefits are advantages, help or aid from something.
- BENEFACTOR, n. One who makes heavy purchases of ingratitude, without, however, materially affecting the price, which is still within the means of all.
- Ambrose Bierce, The Cynic's Dictionary (1906); republished as The Devil's Dictionary (1911).
- 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.