He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies.
— Tertullian

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
Francis Bacon confers quote

No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.
— Unknown

You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.
— Horace

Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better.
— confers quotation by Niccolo Machiavelli