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All statutes and constitutional provisions authorizing such statutes are liberally and beneficently construed.
Hope, as the expectation of fulfillment in the life to come, motivates a friend to act beneficently with a supernatural assurance absent from Aristotle's pre-Christian theory.
Far from there being any contradiction between the novel's formal agnosticism--as we might call it--and the belief of its author or of any of its readers, these two facts are beneficently related, and more than that: positively mutually entailing.
Jesus' hard instruction "Bless those who curse you" is his command that his followers appeal to God to act beneficently toward their condemners.
We can't seem to teach Iraqis how to govern themselves, and our pleading with them has not inspired them to act any more beneficently in their own behalf.
Thus Emerson's repeated attacks on excess of will take up a classic Christian theme in order to turn it around, commending self-trust and spontaneity over a self-doubting humility--just as his decrees on "the law of things" take up the theme of providential rule and universalize it to such an extent that it beneficently regulates all aspects of experience.
They are to act beneficently, at some cost to themselves, for the sake of the many who would not otherwise be protected from violence perpetrated or tolerated by their own rulers.
He wrote of the war as a "struggle which has ended so beneficently as to have brought prosperity to both protagonists and dispelled the cause of discord.
Most beneficently, outdoor toiletry activities would give a very real boost to farmers -- who could diversify into dock leaves; and bring an end to the terrible suffering of cute, golden retriever puppies in toilet paper adverts.
The members of the vale, instead of beneficently offering employment to the Green children, tended, like Mrs.
You hail the mediocre as a work of genius, for example, or pretend that what is merely repellent actually beneficently transforms our understanding of art or life.
Kant does not spell out in any further detail precisely how it is that sympathy facilitates our ability to act beneficently, nor does he offer any explanation for his (admittedly) puzzling remark that sympathy enables us to do what the mere thought of duty alone would not accomplish.