- a benevolent contributor
- They called themselves The Benevolent Association because their mission was to help others.
- He was a benevolent, but misguided dictator.
- The Rotary Club is one of the largest benevolent organizations in the world.
- While, in theory, the state could be benevolent and act in the best interest of the workers, in practice, the state acts in the best interests of those in power.
Raghuram G. Rajan & Luigi Zingales -- Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists
- In brief, it seeks to establish that the existence of evil in the world is logically incompatible with the existence of a benevolent God, and that it is more reasonable to conclude that God does not exist than that he does exist but does nothing to stop evil.
Atheism - Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheist(retrieved 05/20/06)
- Ordinary life virtues emphasize benevolence and solidarity.
Faith and Reason - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy -- http://www.iep.utm.edu/f/faith-re.htm(retrieved 05/20/06)
- Finally, my benevolent master, to use his own words, "set her adrift to take care of herself."
Douglass, Frederick -- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave
- He thought of himself as a benevolent dictator.
- The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect; but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.
William Dean Howells