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Quotations: Mercy

As the sun's rays will irradiate even the murky pool, and make its stagnant waters to shine like silver, so doth God's goodness and tender mercy, towards the greatest sinner, and the blackest heart, make his own image visible there!
Hosea Ballou

The greatest attribute of Heaven is mercy.
Francis Beaumont

Nothing humbles and breaks the heart of a sinner like mercy and love. Souls that converse much with sin and wrath, may be much terrified; but souls that converse much with grace and mercy, will be much humbled.
Thomas Brooks

Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
Miguel De Cervantes

Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
Cervantes

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
Winston Churchill

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope
Winston Churchill

Have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
Book of Common Prayer

Mercy to him that shows it, is the rule.
William Cowper

If mercy were not mingled with His power, this wretched world could not subsist one hour.
Sir William D'Avenant

Good Heaven, whose darling attribute we find is boundless grace, and mercy to mankind, abhors the cruel.
John Dryden

We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
George Eliot

Cowards are cruel, but the brave Love mercy, and delight to save.
John Gay

And shut the gates of mercy on mankind.
Thomas Gray

If the end of one mercy were not the beginning of another, we were undone.
Philip Henry

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Abraham Lincoln

Let us be merciful as well as just.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Mercy more becomes a magistrate than the vindictive wrath which men call justice.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.
Og Mandino

Great minds erect their never-failing trophies on the firm base of mercy.
Philip Massinger

May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't.
General George Patton

Teach me to feel another's woe, To hide the fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me.
Alexander Pope

Kinds hearts are here; yet would the tenderest one Have limits to its mercy; God has none.
Adelaide Anne Procter

Mercy turns her back to the unmerciful.
Francis Quarles

Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else.
William Rotsler

The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real state, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith.
Bertrand Russell

I want to put myself absolutely at your mercy for good or evil without any condition, without any limit to your power.
Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch

Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
William Shakespeare

Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy.
William Shakespeare

The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed- It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes.
William Shakespeare

We may imitate the Deity in all His attributes; but mercy is the only one in which we can pretend to equal Him. We cannot, indeed, give like God; but surely we may forgive like Him.
Laurence Sterne

Underneath the wings of the seraphim are stretched the arms of the divine mercy, ever ready to receive sinners.
The Talmud

The sun is the eye of the world; and he is indifferent to the negro or the cold Russian; to them that dwell under the line; and them that stand near the tropics,--the scalded Indian, or the poor boy that shakes at the foot of the Riphean hills; so is the mercy of God.
Jeremy Taylor

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Lenity will operate with greater force, in some instances, than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have my whole conduct distinguished by it.
George Washington

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