Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 910. Philanthropy.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section III. Sympathetic Affections
2. Diffusive Sympathetic Affections
910. Philanthropy.
NOUN:PHILANTHROPY, altruism, humanity, humanitarianism, universal benevolence, eudæmonism or eudemonism, deliciæ humani generis [L.].
  PUBLIC WELFARE, commonwealth [now rare], commonweal or common weal [now rare]; socialism, communism; Fourierism, phalansterism or phalansterianism, Saint Simonianism; cosmopolitanism, utilitarianism, the greatest happiness of the greatest number, social science, sociology.
  PUBLIC SPIRIT, patriotism, civism, nationality, love of country, amor patriæ [L.].
  CHIVALRY, knight errantry; generosity [See Disinterestedness].
  PHILANTHROPIST, eudæmonist or eudemonist, utilitarian, Benthamite, socialist, communist, cosmopolite, citizen of the world, amicus humani generis [L.]; altruist [See Benevolence]; “little friend of all the world” [Kipling]; knight errant; patriot.
ADJECTIVE:PHILANTHROPIC, altruistic, humanitarian, utilitarian, cosmopolitan; public- spirited, patriotic; humane, large-hearted (benevolent) [See Benevolence]; chivalric, chivalrous; generous [See Disinterestedness].
ADVERB:pro bono publico [L.]; pro aris et focis [Cicero].
  1. Humani nihil a me alienum puto.—Terence
  2. Omne solum forti patria.—Ovid
  3. Un bienfait n’est jamais perdu.
  4. Mine is that great country which shall never take toll from the weakness of others.—Galsworthy



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