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How wretched is the person who hangs on by the favors of the powerful.

Author: Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Profession: Scottish Poet

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

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

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

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: 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.

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

To accept a favor is to forfeit liberty.

Author: Laber

Profession:

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

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)

Profession: Italian Author, Statesman

To a well deserving person God will show favor. To an ill deserving person He will simply be just.

Author: Plaut

Profession:

Never ask a favor of someone till they have had their dinner.

Author: Saying

Profession:

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.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

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

Author: Publilius Syrus

Profession: Roman Writer

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

Author: Publilius Syrus

Profession: Roman Writer

To refuse graciously is to confer a favor.

Author: Publilius Syrus

Profession: Roman Writer