Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities.
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.
I am to provide the public with beneficial shocks.
Few can believe that suffering, especially by others, is in vain. Anything that is disagreeable must surely have beneficial economic effects.
Freedom granted only when it is known beforehand that its effects will be beneficial is not freedom.
The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror.
There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole - women and men alike - than the one which involves women as central players.
Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
No law can possibly meet the convenience of every one: we must be satisfied if it be beneficial on the whole and to the majority.
Adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is most beneficial to us.
I shall endeavour still further to prosecute this inquiry, an inquiry I trust not merely speculative, but of sufficient moment to inspire the pleasing hope of its becoming essentially beneficial to mankind.
It seems to me that a mutually beneficial relationship between a man and woman requires the man to be dominant. A sensible woman will allow the man to think he is the most important partner.
We must stress that the euro has been beneficial to the European Union because, otherwise, in this context of international turmoil, every country would have to devalue their currencies.
War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures.
I think it's wrong the way they criminalize herb. There are many more uses than just smoking. Beneficial to mankind.
Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial interaction with sensible particulars as they occur, whether they copy these in advance or not.
The technological breakthrough of the World Wide Web has been enormously beneficial to society.
To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic, but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more beneficial to mankind.
When a man sees something desirable, he must reflect on the fact that with time it could come to involve what is detestable. When he sees something that is beneficial, he should reflect that sooner or later it, too, could come to involve harm.