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Favors

The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor.

William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist.

Our friends are generally ready to do everything for us, except the very thing we wish them to do.

William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist.

The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better.

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) Italian political philosopher and statesman.

O how wretched is that poor man that hangs on princes favors! There is betwixt that smile we would aspire to, that sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, more pangs and fears than wars or women have, and when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, never to hope again.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

To refuse graciously is to confer a favor.

Publilius Syrus (1st Centry BC-?) Roman writer and poet.

When you confer a benefit on those worthy of it, you confer a favor on all.

Publilius Syrus (1st Centry BC-?) Roman writer and poet.

The person who receives the most favors is the one who knows how to return them.

Publilius Syrus (1st Centry BC-?) Roman writer and poet.

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