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Mercy Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Mercy

Please enjoy these Mercy Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Compassion

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

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

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

 

Consequently, most of us really exist at the mercy
of other people's formulations of what's important.
- June Jordan

You desire that which exceeds my humble powers,
but I trust in the compassion and mercy of the All-powerful God.
- Saint Stephen

I fear God never showed mercy to one so vile as I. - David Brainerd

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I'm afraid we live at the mercy of a power,
maybe a God, without mercy.
And yet we find it, as I have, from others.
- Philip Levine

I think actors are at the mercy of the opportunities presented to them.
So you kind of have to wait for them to choose you.
My music is insular - I can choose that.
- Dwight Yoakam

Let us eat and drink neither forgetting death unduly nor remembering it.
The Lord hath mercy on whom he will have mercy,
etc., and the less we think about it the better.
- Samuel Butler

Truth and mercy require the exertion -
never the suppression,
of man's noble rights and powers.
- Gerrit Smith

Quality in a classical Greek sense is how to live with grace and intelligence,
with bravery and mercy.
- Theodore White

Nothing can make injustice just but mercy.
- Robert Frost

Silver and gold the Gods have denied them,
whether in mercy or in wrath, I am unable to determine.
- Germanicus

Writing checks for charities is necessary and important.
But it can't compare with corporal works of mercy,
which are infinitely greater.
- William E. Simon

Jesus, Son of the Eternal God, have mercy on me.
- Michael Servetus

Songs suffer at the mercy of the performer.
- Jo Stafford

There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy,
hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.
- Frederick William Robertson

Spare me through your mercy, do not punish me through your justice.
- Anselm of Canterbury

Computers are like Old Testament gods;
lots of rules and no mercy.
- Joseph Campbell

We need to break our dependency on foreign sources of oil,
which leaves us at the mercy of foreign powers.
To do that, we should increase domestic energy production.
- Bobby Jindal

I am an old sinner; and if God had designed mercy for me,
he would have called me home to himself before now.
- David Brainerd

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

Being 'at the mercy of legislative majorities' is merely
another way of describing the basic American plan:
representative democracy.
- Robert Bork

The mercy caravans are through there the medicine refugees flowing out.
It makes the United States look very bad here.
And much more like an occupation force than it did before.
- Jon Lee Anderson

When a man assumes leadership, he forfeits the right to mercy.
- Gennaro Angiulo

O Lord have mercy on me, to God I commend my soul.
- Anne Boleyn

Mercy should make us ashamed, wrath afraid to sin.
- William Gurnall

Lord, Bless our enemies; have mercy upon them,
may they turn their course and let us alone,
and let us live in peace at our homes in our own native land.
- William Pennington

When having my portrait painted I don't want justice,
I want mercy.
- Billy Hughes

Human judges can show mercy.
But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I did about a 100 concerts this year.
All over the United States.
We're cutting back next year to about 40.
We generate money for an organization called Mercy Corps.
- Barry McGuire

I would make this war as severe as possible,
and show no symptoms of tiring till the South begs for mercy.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

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

The very contradictions in my life are in some ways
signs of God's mercy to me.
- Thomas Merton

A Protestant has seldom any mercy shown him,
and a Jew, who turns Christian, is far from being secure.
- John Foxe

Our prayer and God's mercy are like two buckets in a well;
while the one ascends the other descends.
- Mark Hopkins

I feel the same way about solitude as some people
feel about the blessing of the church.
It's the light of grace for me.
I never close my door behind me without the awareness
that I am carrying out an act of mercy toward myself.
- Peter Hoeg

The essence of justice is mercy.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind,
and there is no happiness equal to contentment;
there is no disease like covetousness,
and no virtue like mercy.
- Chanakya

The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering
makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell
by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing.
- Havelock Ellis

I'm at the mercy of whatever character comes into my head.
- Kate DiCamillo

Mercy to animals means mercy to mankind.
- Henry Bergh

Heaven have mercy on us all - Presbyterians and Pagans alike -
for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head,
and sadly need mending.
- Herman Melville

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

I suspect that even today, with all the progress we
have made in liberal thought,
the quality of true tolerance is as rare as the quality of mercy.
- Frank Knox

Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it.
It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
- Victor Hugo

As freely as the firmament embraces the world,
or the sun pours forth impartially his beams,
so mercy must encircle both friend and foe.
- Friedrich Schiller

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

Most people call me Mercy.
I like it.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Kings in this world should imitate God,
their mercy should be above their works.
- William Penn

I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that
religious duties consist in doing justice,
loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.
- Thomas Paine

This is the spirit of the Order, indeed the true spirit of Mercy flowing on us.
- Catherine McAuley

Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy
of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws.
- Michael Badnarik

Too often, Indian tribes are at the mercy of the shifting
political winds of State government.
- Jim Costa

The brave love mercy, and delight to save.
- John Gay

Christmas is not a time nor a season,
but a state of mind.
To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy,
is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
- Calvin Coolidge

Politics are for foreigners with their endless wrongs and paltry rights.
Politics are a lousy way to get things done.
Politics are, like God's infinite mercy,
a last resort.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Together with the Works of Mercy, feeding,
clothing and sheltering our brothers,
we must indoctrinate.
- Dorothy Day

A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy
of the puddles in the road.
- Alexander Smith

There are two things that Jack Bauer never does.
Show mercy, and go to the bathroom.
- Kiefer Sutherland

And for yourself, whatever there has been either of sin or duty,
remember the one and forget the other,
and betake yourself wholly to the mercy of God and the merit of Christ.
- Donald Cargill

The Lord receive my soul, and have mercy on me,
and bless this kingdom with peace and charity,
that there may not be this effusion of Christian blood amongst them.
- William Laud

Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too.
- William Blake

People have an idea that one is in control of a career,
a lot more than you really are.
You can engineer things to an extent.
But you are at the mercy of what comes in across the desk.
- Gary Oldman

May God in his mercy enable us without obstinacy to perceive our errors.
- Michael Servetus

The angel of mercy, the child of love,
together had flown to the realms above.
- Fanny Crosby

Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood;
and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy,
and insulted justice, and eternal truth,
and mighty love and holy freedom.
- Maria W. Chapman

Pretty woman, I don't believe you, you're not the truth.
No one could look as good as you, mercy.
- Roy Orbison

Too much mercy...
often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to
innocent victims who need not have been victims if
justice had been put first and mercy second.
- Agatha Christie


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