Careful Words

benefit (n.)

benefit (v.)

  To which we may add this other Aristotelian consideration, that he who confers a benefit on any one loves him better than he is beloved by him again.

Michael De Montaigne (1533-1592): Book ii. Chap. viii. Of the Affection of Fathers.

  If God were not a necessary Being of himself, he might almost seem to be made for the use and benefit of men.

John Tillotson (1630-1694):