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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Benefits grow old betimes, but injuries are long livers.  1
Benefits like flowers please most when they are fresh.  2
Benefits oblige, and obligation is thraldom and unrequited obligation perpetual thraldom, which is hateful.  Hobbs.  3
Benefits turn poison in bad minds.  Byron.  4
He is more noble that deserves than he who confers benefits.  5
He that requites a benefit pays a great debt.  6
Let him who has bestowed a benefit be silent, let him who has received it tell of it.  Seneca.  7
The last benefit is the most remembered.  8
There is no benefit so small that a good man will not magnify it.  Seneca.  9
There is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.  10
To receive a benefit is to sell one’s liberty.  11

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