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- The state or quality of being kind, charitable, or beneficial. ( from American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). The ethical principle of BENEFICENCE requires producing net benefit over harm. ( Bioethics Thesaurus)
- In fact, beneficence has come to be recognized as an important duty of the very wealthy; and churches, schools, hospitals, and the like bear witness everywhere to the benevolence of wealthy men. - "Monopolies and the People", Charles Whiting Baker.
- His factory village was indeed a light to the world, that gave the nations a great lesson in practical beneficence; and shines still amid the darkness of money- making selfishness and industrial misery. - "History of American Socialisms", John Humphrey Noyes.
- I performed deeds of beneficence towards the gods as well as towards men; I had no property that belonged to the people. - "The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians", E. A. Wallis Budge.
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