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Mercy Quotes

In the acclaimed literary work 'Merchant of Venice', there's a quote: 'The quality of mercy is not strained'. It means that mercy is a feeling that shouldn't be extracted or forced out of a person, but has to be voluntary. The word mercy reminds many of pardoning prisoners and a feeling of sympathy towards the needy, but the word means much more than that. Compassion is another term for mercy and includes both empathy (putting you in someone else’s shoes) and sympathy (pitying someone else). According to a saying by religious leader Pope Francis, “A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just”. The topic of mercy has been highlighted in almost all the religions and they all refer to god as being merciful. They also explain the fact that a person who is merciful always attains mercy. The power to forgive which results in peace of mind is probably the best way to define mercy. It is one of the biggest virtues to have within you! For some touching mercy and compassion quotes, browse further.

Martin Luther

Forgiveness is God's command.

Joseph Campbell

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

Hillaire Belloc

An institute run with such knavish imbecility that if it were not the work of God it would not last a fortnight.

Thomas Paine

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.

William Blake

Forgiveness of enemies can only come upon their repentance.

Calvin Coolidge

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.

Denis Waitley

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.

Barack Obama

I will never turn Medicare into a voucher. No American should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies. They should retire with the care and dignity they have earned.