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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
  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—De Beneficiis. I. 6.
Eodem animo beneficium debetur, quo datur.
  A benefit is estimated according to the mind of the giver.
        Seneca—De Beneficiis. 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—De Beneficiis. 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.
  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. IV. 18.

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