Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment.
C. S. LEWIS, The Problem of Pain
The most melancholy of human reflections, perhaps, is that, on the whole, it is a question whether the, benevolence of mankind does most good or harm.
WALTER BAGEHOT, Physics and Politics
The unaffected language of real feeling and benevolence is easily understood, and is never ridiculous.