Mercy Proverbs

By | June 13, 2017

Sayings about Mercy

He that has no charity deserves no mercy. ~ English Proverbs

He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth; but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he. ~ Bible

In times of trouble leniency becomes crime. ~ Traditional Proverb

The man who asks mercy for another while both are in peril will be answered first. ~ The Talmud

Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy. ~ Bible

Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. ~ Bible

A merciful person is merciful to their animals. ~ Bible

The court is most merciful when the accused is most rich. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Fire, water and government know nothing of mercy. ~ Albanian Proverbs

Clemency is the support of justice. ~ Russian Proverbs

Quotations about Mercy

Mercy is a broad term that refers to benevolence, forgiveness, and kindness in a variety of ethical, religious, social, and legal contexts. ~ Read full article (External link)

Saying about Mercy

Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of the pleasures; costs nothing and conveys much. It pleases him who gives and ;him who receives, and thus, like mercy, it is twice blessed. ~ Erastus Wiman

The unmerciful man is most certainly an unblessed man. His sympathies are all dried up; he is afflicted with a chronic jaundice, and lives timidly and darkly in a little, narrow rat-hole of distrust. ~ E. H. Chapin

Think carefully before asking for justice. Mercy might be safer. ~ Mason Cooley

it strikes me there is something greater than judgment. I think it is called mercy. ~ Sebastian Barry

Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. ~ Mother Teresa

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

Kings in this world should imitate God; their mercy should be above their works. ~ William Penn

Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. ~ Calvin Coolidge

Mercy often inflicts death. ~ Seneca

Mercy will get you killed, but sometimes it’s all that makes us human. ~ Laurell K. Hamilton

No answer to prayer is an indication of our merit; every answer to prayer is an indication of God’s mercy. ~ John Blanchard

Among the attributes of God, although they are equal, mercy shines with even more brilliance than justice. ~ Miguel de Cervantes Saavadra

It is easy to condemn, it is better to pity. ~ Lyman Abbott

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

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

Where mercy is shown, mercy is given. ~ Duane Dog Chapman

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

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

We simply cannot delegate the exercise of mercy and generosity to others. ~ Margaret Thatcher

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

Mercy and forgiveness must be free and unmerited to the wrongdoer. If the wrongdoer has to do something to merit it, then it isn’t mercy. ~ Timothy Keller

Mercy to living beings, self restraint, truth, honesty, chastity and contentment, right faith and knowledge, and austerity are but the entourage of morality. ~ Sila-Prabhrita

Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else. ~ William E. Rothschild

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

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

Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge. ~ William Shakespeare

Saints of the early church reaped great harvests in the field of prayer and found the mercy seat to be a mine of untold treasures. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

Teach me to feel another’s woe. To hide the fault I see: That the mercy I show to others; that mercy also show to me. ~ Alexander Pope

Love, Mercy, and Grace, sisters all, attend your wounds of silence and hope. ~ Aberjhani

Truth and mercy require the exertion – never the suppression, of man’s noble rights and powers. ~ Gerrit Smith

The essence of justice is mercy. ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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

Love has its place, as does hate. Peace has its place, as does war. Mercy has its place, as do cruelty and revenge. ~ Meir Kahane

There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy; hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny. ~ Frederick W. Robertson

In case of doubt we should always lean on the side of mercy. ~ Author Unknown

Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy? ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The greatest attribute of Heaven is mercy. ~ Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

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

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

Though God’s attributes are equal, yet his mercy is more attractive and pleasing in our eyes than his justice. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

Mercy turns her back to the unmerciful. ~ Francis Quarles

Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy. ~ William Shakespeare

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

It is mercy, not justice or courage or even heroism, that alone can defeat evil. ~ Peter Kreeft

Mercy is stronger than your sword. ~ P. C. Cast

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

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

We do pray for mercy, and that same prayer doth teach us all to render the deeds of mercy. ~ William Shakespeare

Of all the characters of cruelty, I consider the most despicable the one that cloaks himself in a garb of mercy. ~ Author Unknown

The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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