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According to the etymology and original usage, beneficence is the doing well, benevolence the wishing or willing well to others; but benevolence has come to include beneficence, and to displace it. We should not now speak of benevolence which did not help, unless where there was no power to help; even then we should rather say good-will or sympathy. Charity, which originally meant the purest love for God and man (as in 1 Cor. xiii), is now almost universally applied to some form of almsgiving, and is much more limited in meaning than benevolence. Benignity suggests some occult power of blessing, such as was formerly ascribed to the stars; we may say a good man has an air of benignity. Kindness and tenderness are personal; benevolence and charity are general. Kindness extends to all sentient beings, whether men or animals, in prosperity or in distress. Tenderness especially goes out toward the young, feeble, and needy, or even to the dead. Humanity is so much kindness and tenderness toward man or beast as it would be inhuman not to have; we say of some act of care or kindness, "common humanity requires it." Generosity is self-forgetful kindness in disposition or action; it includes much besides giving; as, the generosity of forgiveness. Bounty applies to ample giving, which on a larger scale is expressed by munificence. Liberality indicates broad, genial kindly views, whether manifested in gifts or otherwise. We speak of the bounty of a generous host, the liberality or munificence of the founder of a college, or of the liberality of a theologian toward the holders of conflicting beliefs. Philanthropy applies to wide schemes for human welfare, often, but not always, involving large expenditures in charity or benevolence. Compare MERCY.
almsgiving, beneficence, benevolence, benignity, bounty, charity, generosity, good-will, humanity, kind-heartedness, kindliness, kindness, liberality, munificence, philanthropy, unselfishness
Benevolence of, on the part of, or from the wealthy, to or toward the poor.
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an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion
"his sympathies were always with the underdog"; "I knew I could count on his understanding"
sympathy, fellow feelingnoun
sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
a relation of affinity or harmony between people; whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other
"the two of them were in close sympathy"
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I believe there are few whose view of life has not been affected by the stern or kindly influences of their early childhood, which threw them in upon themselves in timidity and reserve, or drew them out in genial confidence and sympathy with their fellow creatures.
Quiet and sincere sympathy is often the most welcome and efficient consolation to the afflicted. Said a wise man to one in deep sorrow, "I did not come to comfort you; God only can do that; but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction".
The massive influx in a relatively short period of time comes as Colombian resources are stretched thin because of the peace agreement, venezuelan migrants are beginning to spark resentment from Colombians and that’s a shame, because there was once a great deal of sympathy for their neighbors.
True love/compassion/sympathy is ever required of you/everyone in order to make the world a better place. Oh! Yes, anyone who lacks any of the above virtues is just cruel/inhumane. You can say I said so.
The sympathy based on motives, indeed, leaves its point of the identity mark, in that the doubts take place as a natural process and lead to any determination. Such sympathy meets regret. The wise people keep them away from that.
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- تعاطف, حنو, عطفArabic
- empatia, compassió, simpatiaCatalan, Valencian
- soucit, soustrastCzech
- Sympathie, Mitgefühl, MitleidGerman
- compasión, empatíaSpanish
- ابراز همدردیPersian
- myötätunto, sympatia, osanotto, empatia, myötäeläminenFinnish
- compassion, sympathie, condoléanceFrench
- együttérzés, részvét, rokonszenvHungarian
- empatia, compassioneItalian
- 共感, 共鳴, 交感, 同情Japanese
- współczucie, sympatiaPolish
- afinidade, compaixão, empatiaPortuguese
- simpatie, compătimire, empatie, compasiuneRomanian
- сострадание, симпатия, сочувствиеRussian
- саосећај, суосјећај, saosećaj, suosjećajSerbo-Croatian
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