Quotation Explorer - 'Mercy'

I realized that all my life, my values were based upon typical middle-class American values: hard work, doing good, living well, owning things, following the rules & being the best I can be... but God clearly says, "those are not MY values. I value justice, mercy & humility. - John Green
Prayer is our yearning for God, the cry of our poverty and misery, stretching out toward the throne of His divine mercy. - Emmanuel D'Alzon
The main message of Jesus, I believed, is that mercy trumps justice every time. Not only that, but maybe the basic message of original sin isn't "feel guilty all the time." Maybe it is more along these lines: "We all have a notion of what it means to be good, and we can't live up to it all the time. - Paul Kalanithi
Religiously strict people, who judge themselves without mercy, are also those who have most often spoken ill of mankind in general.
Practice mercy and forgiveness throughout as a lesson that symbolizes the love shown through his crucifixion. - Unarine Ramaru
Love and mercy heals;where nothing works, love does.. - Henrietta Newton Martin
That man who is without religion and mercy should be rejected. A guru without spiritual knowledge should be rejected. The wife with an offensive face should be given up and so should relatives who are without affection. - Chanakya
Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan. - Abraham Lincoln
Grammar and logic free language from being at the mercy of the tone of voice. Grammar protects us against misunderstanding the sound of an uttered name; logic protects us against what we say having double meaning.
It is the greatest mercy that humankind cannot connect up all its diverse bits of information, but a day is coming when we will and the question is whether we will embrace that light, or run from it into the sheltering shadows of a new dark age.
We think that mercy is a sweeter and easier thing than justice, but it is not so; for justice takes us as we are, but mercy assaults us and batters at the gates of our heart, demanding that we be made new...Sometimes sorrow is easier than joy, and despair more comforting that hope. - Anthony Esolen
Draw without mercy. - Gabriel Campanario
I have never known the mind of a wolf hunting a deer, but I imagine it must feel a little like this: the twisted excitement of seeing the weak and wounded cowering before you, the knowledge that, in this instant, you have the power to end its life or grant it mercy. In this moment, I am a god. - Marie Lu
Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice. - Miguel De Cervantes
To preach about sin, but refuse to integrate grace and mercy is a sermonic sin. - Rev. Corey M. Osborne
There's a fine edge to new grief, it severs nerves, disconnects reality--there's mercy in a sharp blade. Only with time, as the edge wears, does the real ache begin. - Christopher Moore
Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal. - Arthur C. Clarke
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. - Abraham Lincoln
Embrace all people with love, mercy and faith. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Anger swirled in him, a tempest readying her strike. And like a helpless vessel caught in her fury, he felt himself dashed against the rocks without mercy. - V.S. Carnes
To have mercy and truth requires love, good understanding and respect. - Auliq Ice
Tenderness, mercy and love, we all need more of. - Heather Wolf
To respect law, a man carries mercy with his endeavours. To respect ethics, he moves on wasteful relationships. - Harshit Walia
The prophet is always at the mercy of events; nevertheless, I venture to conclude this book with the forecast that at least half the illnesses of mankindwill disappear once our food supplies are raised from fertile soil and consumed in a fresh condition. - Albert Howard
Great mercy, great love. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Let me beg for your mercy if I have failed to earn your respect.
Mercy is not itself, that oft looks so - William Shakespeare
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest'cause You know just how far the east is from the westFrom one scarred hand to the other - Casting Crowns
Tolerance is not a Christian value. Charity, justice, mercy, prudence, honesty--these are Christian values. - Charles J. Chaput
Pull the hair on my head the wrong way, and I would be on my knees begging for mercy. I have very sensitive follicles. - Benedict Cumberbatch
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience. - Julia Ward Howe
Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy. - Wendell Berry
With mercy and sympathy, no one will hate to love one another. - Auliq Ice
The great are eternally at the mercy of tiny men. And also, tiny madwomen. - Salman Rushdie
As you have seen the treachery of love because of me, I have seen my cruelty because of you. But you learned mercy from me, and from you I learned resilience. As you came to understand me enough to know the value I placed on selfless love, I understand your nature better. - D. Morgenstern
He sighed. "I don't think an apology will do, Mercy. Because an apology implies that you wouldn't do it again. And, under the circumstances, you wouldn't do anything differently, would you?"No. - Patricia Briggs
Act with God's compassion, mercy and forgiveness in mind and you will always be right. Act with revenge in your heart and you will always be wrong. - Shannon L. Alder
Those who understand the complexities of human nature know that joy and pain, ugliness and beauty, love and hate, mercy and cruelty and other conflicting emotions often blend and cannot be separated from each other. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
I am sure of God's hand and guidance... You must never doubt that I am thankful and glad to go the way which I am being led. My past life is abundantly full of God's mercy and, above all sin, stands the forgiving love of the Crucified. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
It drives on with a courage which is stronger than the storm. It drives on with a mercy which does not quail in the presence of death. It drives on as proof, a symbol, a testimony that man is created in the image of God and that valour and virtue have not perished in the British race.
Those who want to power know no mercy. - Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann
Justice without mercy is tyranny - E'Jéi Osborne
As a writer, I'm always at the mercy of my inspiration, my intuition, and my imagination. - Kate Collier
the river sliding along its banks, darker now than the sky descending a last time to scatter its diamonds into these black waters that contain the day that passed, the night to come. Excerpt from the poem The Mercy - Philip Levine
Mercy is a contingency plan, devised by the guilty in the eventuality that they are caught. Justice is the domain of the just. - Richard Rahl - Terry Goodkind
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge. - William Shakespeare
On Jesus' rock, my life abounds; all other floors are slippery grounds. His love for me, is mercy band; any other love is sinking sand. - Israelmore Ayivor
Being in love means being at the mercy of someone's childhood. - Hanif Kureishi
...I fear that some of us understand just enough about the gospel to feel guilty--guilty that we are not measuring up to some undefinable standard--but not enough about the Atonement to feel the peace and strength, the power and mercy it affords us. - Sheri Dew
Yea, though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear no evil, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me... Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me throughout the rest of my life and i will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. - Bible
No ceremony that to great ones 'longs, not the king's crown, nor the deputed sword, the marshal's truncheon, nor the judge's robe, become them with one half so good a grace as mercy does. - William Shakespeare
Few things a doctor does are more important than relieving pain. . . pain is soul destroying. No patient should have to endure intense pain unnecessarily. The quality of mercy is essential to the practice of medicine; here, of all places, it should not be strained. - Marcia Angell
MERCY, n. An attribute beloved of detected offenders. - Ambrose Bierce
Lord have mercy upon mankind.Deliver and save the world from the dreadful EBOLA VIRUS. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I am fallen, flawed and imperfect. Yet drenched in the grace and mercy that is found in Jesus Christ, there is strength - Adam Young
In a world where very few people care if you live or die, there is a light that shines in the distance. It has a name that they call hope and it carries with it people that never stop caring. They learned long ago that extending mercy was not a choice, but a place where God lives. - Shannon L. Alder
May God have mercy for my enemies because I won't. - George S. Patton Jr.
I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand up under the weight. - Malcolm X
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it. - Sir Winston Churchill
He causes huge bodies like sun to proclaim His Majesty through His Names the All-Gracious, Great, reciting: ' O Glorious One, O Great One, O Mighty One', while tiny animate creatures like flies and fish proclaim His Mercy, reciting: 'O Gracious One, O Compassionate One, O Generous One - Said Nursî
In all honesty, Johnny, we are often at the mercy of the White House for the news we report. Frequently, we simply repeat verbatim what the White House tells us.
Mercy and truth are met together: righteousness and peace have kissed each other. - Bible
The ones who take human circumstances too personally will eventually be left outside mercy - Prabhukrishna M
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
God picked me to be his punching bag...so who am I suposed to pray to for mercy? - S.L.J. Shortt
The true purpose of the strong is to promote greater strength in the weak, and not to keep the weak in that state where they are at the mercy of the strong. - Christian D. Larson
Politics are a lousy way for a free man to get things done. Politics are, like God's infinite mercy, a last resort. - P. J. O'Rourke
Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else. - William Rotsler
I think the highest purpose of fiction is to show that all people are fundamentally worthy of mercy. - Tom Bissell
Mercy and favor are miracles of God that give a man something he could not even dare to dream of. - Sunday Adelaja
Who would ever know the greater graces of comfort and perserverance, mercy and forgiveness, patience and courage, if no shadows fell over a life? - Ann Voskamp
For children are innocent and love justice, while most of us are wicked and naturally prefer mercy. - G.K. Chesterton
I have no mercy or compassion for a society that crushes people, and then penalizes them for not being able to stand up under the weight.
Stop and say something good about yourself! Believe what you have just said! Pray for what you have just believed! Have faith for what you just prayed for! Work out that faith! ...and surely goodness and mercy shall follow you! - Israelmore Ayivor
Worry is itself an illness, since worry is an accusation against Divine Wisdom, a criticism of Divine Mercy. - Said Nursî
Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.I have bought this wonderful machine a computer ... it seems to me to be an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy. - Joseph Campbell
We can not begin to administer justice without understanding the concept of truth and mercy. - Paul Bamikole
We haven’t even reached 0.00000001% of where we want to reach. There is so much more to do. We want to make sure that no child should ever be on the mercy of anyone else for his/her education. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
My past life is abundantly full of God’s mercy, and, above all sin, stands the forgiving love of the Crucified. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
There are problems and conditions of this world that man nor woman can solve; it requires His grace and mercy. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Oh, mercy, there is nothing monstrously ugly about you. Ruth may be unpleasing, but you are merely plain. If anything, it's my beauty that's monstrous, for it sweeps away any other aspect of my character. - Gregory Maguire
Cowards are cruel, but the brave Love mercy, and delight to save. - John Gay
He who demands mercy and shows none burns the bridges over which he himself must later pass. - Thomas Adams
Whatever mistakes her son might make in life, Cindy was sure God would have mercy on him. The church, she feared, might not. - Justin Lee
I had rather that the human race, having a certain quality in their lives, should continue for only a few centuries than that, losing freedom, friendship, dignity, and mercy, and learning to be quite content without them, they should continue for millions of millennia. - C.S. Lewis
...and awakening, at that moment, to the thrilling prospect of complete surrender, not just of one’s lips but of one’s entire body to a lover’s mercy, we recognized that the gap between compassion and surrender is love’s darkest, deepest region. - Orhan Pamuk
Where God is like the sun, the Devil is like a raindrop. There is no 'God vs. Satan' because they aren't even that close in power and authority. The former is very patient; the latter is at mercy. - Criss Jami
Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy. - جلال آل احمد (Jalal Al-e-Ahmad)
Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy. - William Shakespeare
There is more mercy in Christ than sin in us. - Richard Sibbes
The most frightful of all spectacles is the strength of the civilization without its mercy. - Winston S. Churchill
A fool's mind is at the mercy of his tongue, and a wise man's tongue is under the control of his mind. - -Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib AS
Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about. - God, The Bible
Show some mercy to your 'time', don't always waste it. - Amit Kalantri
I never cut my neighbor's throat;My neighbor's gold I never stole;I never spoiled his house and land;But God have mercy on my soul!For I am haunted night and dayBy all the deeds I have not done;O unattempted loveliness!O costly valor never won! - Marguerite Ogden Bigelow Wilkinson
It does seem - well, difficult - to be at the mercy of some gross, unshaven stranger before you can begin to be yourself. - James Baldwin
Religion is never more tested than when our emotions are ablaze. At such a time, the timeless grandeur of the Law and its ethics stand at our mercy. - Abdal Hakim Murad
Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear. - Jalaluddin Rumi
I committed mistakes many times, fall short, tempted and diverted but able to reconfigure my direction because of God's loving mercy. - Nathaniel E. Quimada
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
A fool's mind is at the mercy of his tongue and a wise man's tongue is under the control ofhis mind. - Hazrat Ali ibn Abu-Talib
Mercy without justice is the mother of dissolution; justice without mercy is cruelty. - Thomas Aquinas
May God have mercy on your soul! from Annabelle, as far as now the film reminds for Chucky. - Deyth Banger
Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him? - Pierre Troubetzkoy
The choice in this life is not between easy and hard, but between kinds of hardship, between a hardship that gives birth to wisdom, compassion and mercy, and the hardship that keeps on replicating itself to no end. - Noam Shpancer
I am confident in my FAITH because I know the character of God and am assured by the love and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ - Karen Gibbs
We know that in some way, incomprehensible to us, his suffering satisfied the demands of justice, ransomed penitent souls from the pains and penalties of sin, and made mercy available to those who believe in his holy name. - Bruce R. McConkie
The quality of mercy is not strain'd, 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
Each morning in every family, men, women and children, if they have nothing better to do, tell each other their dreams.We are all at the mercy of the dream and we owe it to ourselves to submit its powers to the waking state. - La Révolution Surréaliste No. 1
Embracing our brokenness creates a need and a desire for mercy and perhaps a corresponding need to show mercy. - Bryan Stevenson
We never understand what we're praying; and God, in His mercy, does not answer our prayers according to our understanding, but according to His wisdom.
God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation. - John Calvin
Much of what I learned about forgiveness I learned by inhabiting the lives of my characters. Even villains act with reasonable intent. Mercy is easier with understanding. Still, it helps that on paper I can kill them off. - Joyce Rachelle
The dynamics of human sinfulness and divine mercy and grace are the same for all of us, regardless of the particular temptations or weaknesses we face. - Wesley Hill
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. - Sir Winston Churchill
Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill. - William Shakespeare
The God of Christianity never claims to be fair. He goes beyond fair. The Bible teaches that he decided not to give us what we deserve--that's mercy. In addition, God decided to give us what we don't deserve--we call that grace. - Andy Stanley
There is a devilish mercy in the judge, if you'll implore it, that will free your life, but fetter you till death. - William Shakespeare
Try to show grace, mercy and compassion, for one day you may need them. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
Because in truth, my love, if you have thought of me once then I have thought of you a thousand times. You have captured my heart. It is yours. I am at your mercy now - Kamand Kojouri
To the people of EarthI see mercy in my lovers eyesI feel Heaven in her armsAnd i have found God dwells in her soul When i watch the full MoonThe moon mimics and whisper her name - saqib abraham
God's love and mercy are for all people. - Jim George
A marriage that isn't built around the Cross will be devoid of grace, mercy, and humility that come when both husband and wife recognize their need for a savior. - John R.W. Stott
I am floating, I thought, completely without anchor, at the mercy of the wind. - S.J. Watson
Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don't believe in the good old words because we don't believe in good old values anymore. And that's why the world is sick. - Lin Yutang
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.
If you do believe in God, and your first instinct in all things must be gratitude: for creation, or love, for mercy. - Jonathan V. Last
You are never far removed from God’s love and mercy. - Jim George
Tears terrify people more than anger because they attach to your heart and leave angels of mercy to shout in your mind. - Shannon L. Alder
The Talmud states, "Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it. - Bridges McCall
Succeeding in life and business is like falling in love with your wife (for those of you that are married). You can’t leave your wife at the mercy of another man and feel safe. - Nkem Paul
A'isha asked him: 'Does one come to Paradise only by the mercy of Allah?' He repeated three times over: 'No one comes to Paradise except by the mercy of Allah!' 'Not even you. Messenger of Allah?' she asked. 'Not even I, unless Allah enfolds me in His mercy. - Anonymous
Absolution is the most powerful form of forgiveness. A full pardon from suspicion and accountability. It's the liberation of a stolen future. A future my father never lived to see. Absolution is a mercy the people who killed him will never know. - Emily Thorne
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