Mercy Quotes


Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.

I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.

Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.

Cosmos

Carl Sagan

Cosmos

All right," said Susan. "I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need...
fantasies
to make life bearable."
REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE.
"Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little—"
YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE
LITTLE
LIES.
"So we can believe the big ones?"
YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING.
"They're not the same at all!"
YOU THINK SO? THEN TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE AND THEN
SHOW
ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET—Death waved a hand. AND YET YOU ACT AS IF THERE IS SOME IDEAL ORDER IN THE WORLD, AS IF THERE IS SOME...SOME
RIGHTNESS
IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED.
"Yes, but people have
got
to believe that, or what's the
point
—"
MY POINT EXACTLY.

Hogfather

Terry Pratchett

Hogfather
Belief    Justice    Lies    Mercy    Truth

It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.

Zadig

Voltaire

Zadig

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

there is a God, there always has been. I see him here, in the eyes of the people in this [hospital] corridor of desperation. This is the real house of God, this is where those who have lost God will find Him... there is a God, there has to be, and now I will pray, I will pray that He will forgive that I have neglected Him all of these years, forgive that I have betrayed, lied, and sinned with impunity only to turn to Him now in my hour of need. I pray that He is as merciful, benevolent, and gracious as His book says He is.

Faith    Grace    Mercy    Prayer

For children are innocent and love justice, while most of us are wicked and naturally prefer mercy.

I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. (Psalms 116:1-2 NIV)

Bible    Cry    God    Jesus christ    Life    Live    Love    Mercy    Truth    Voice

Three months ago, if you asked me, I would have told you that if you really loved someone, you’d let them go. But now I look at you, and I dreamed about Maggie, and I see that I’ve been wrong. If you really love someone, Allie, I think you have to take them back.

Mercy

Jodi Picoult

Mercy

Nothing says you're sorry like a dead bunny.

Adam    Apology    Mercy    Sorry

The reality of loving God is loving him like he's a Superhero who actually saved you from stuff rather than a Santa Claus who merely gave you some stuff.

Apologetics    Christ    Christmas    God    Grace    Jesus    Love    Materialism    Mercy    Peace    Reality    Salvation    Santa claus    Sin    Spirituality    Stuff    Superhero

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.

What a pity that Bilbo did not stab that vile creature, when he had a chance!'
Pity? It was Pity that stayed his hand. Pity, and Mercy: not to strike without need. And he has been well rewarded, Frodo. Be sure that he took so little hurt from the evil, and escaped in the end, because he began his ownership of the Ring so. With Pity.

Mercy    Pity

For Adam, screwed-up bonding thing or not, I’d wait forever.
Really? he asked in a tone I’d never heard from him before. Softer. Vulnerable. Adam didn’t do vulnerable.
Really what? I asked.
Despite the way our bond scares you, despite the way someone in the pack played you, you’d still have me?
He'd been listening to my thoughts. This time it didn't bother me.
Adam, I told him, I’d walk barefoot over hot coals for you.

Adam    Mercy

He was like Superman, but with fangs and oddly impaired morals.

I know you love me. The question is, how much?

10 percent of any population is cruel, no matter what, and 10 percent is merciful, no matter what, and the remaining 80 percent can be moved in either direction.

Cruelty    Humanity    Mankind    Mercy

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:
'Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown;
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God's
When mercy seasons justice.

The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice

Poor is the man whose pleasure depends on the permission of another.

You cannot conceive, nor can I, of the appalling strangeness of the mercy of God.

Brighton Rock

Graham Greene

Brighton Rock
God    Mercy

The Lord's mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of affliction.

Mercy laughed. You have to excuse them—boys suffer from an incurable disability.
What?
Testosterone.

Jen    Lisha    Mercy

Night is a time of rigor, but also of mercy. There are truths which one can see only when it’s dark

Teibele And Her Demon

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Mercy    Night    Rigor    Truth

Be gentle with him, Mercy. He's got a heart as big as Texas— he'll die for you without blinking. But he doesn't expect anyone to do the same for him.

Andrew    Heart    Mercy    Riley

You trying to make me crazy?
Everyone needs a hobby.

In the heartfelt mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will visit us, to shine on those sitting in darkness, in the shadow of death, to guide our feet to the way of peace.

Bible    Darkness    God    Light    Mercy    Peace    Wisdom

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

Because it strikes me there is something greater than judgement. I think it is called mercy.

What can a soldier do when mercy is treason, and he is alone in it?

Life    Mercy    Philosophy    War

She knows herself to be at the mercy of events, and she knows by now that events have no mercy.

Der blinde Mörder

Margaret Atwood

Der blinde Mörder

Lord help my poor soul.

Death    Forgiveness    Lord    Mercy    Soul

Current relationship status? Her voice cut like an arctic chill blowing through the room.
If you mean me, then you’re not my type. If you mean my dad, he’s single, but I don’t think you’re his type either, I said with a small smile. Mercy didn’t find it amusing. A small blue vein in her forehead started throbbing like crazy....Actually, come to think of it, I don’t think he has a type. I’ve never seen him with a woman.
Mercy, I hate to break it to you, but there’s a very real possibility my dad is gay.

Denazen    Dez    Mercy

You should be home sleeping. What is the use of having a man in the house, if he cannot take care of you for a while?
Mmm, I said. I give up. What's the use of having a man in the house?

Blood Bound

Patricia Briggs

Blood Bound
Humor    Mercy    Zee

ابتلع معي يقينان أبتهل إلى الله دائمًا أن لا يحرمني منهما: يقيني بعدله ، ويقيني برحمته. إن ضاعا منِّي ، فإن حياتي كّلها ستؤول إلى خراب عظيم و مخزٍ لن يُقيله شيء ،ولن يغفره شيء.

Allah    God    Justice    Life    Mercy

Mercy is the stuff you give to people that don't deserve it.

Don't pull any shit because you want to show off.
Wait a second. She looked down then back up. Nope, I haven't grown a cock in the last few minutes. I have no need to prove whose is bigger.

Religion carries two sorts of people in two entirely opposite directions: the mild and gentle people it carries towards mercy and justice; the persecuting people it carries into fiendish sadistic cruelty. Mind you, though this may seem to justify the eighteenth-century Age of Reason in its contention that religion is nothing but an organized, gigantic fraud and a curse to the human race, nothing could be farther from the truth. It possesses these two aspects, the evil one of the two appealing to people capable of naïve hatred; but what is actually happening is that when you get natures stirred to their depths over questions which they feel to be overwhelmingly vital, you get the bad stirred up in them as well as the good; the mud as well as the water. It doesn't seem to matter much which sect you have, for both types occur in all sects....

Age of reason    Curse    Fraud    Hatred    Justice    Mercy    Nature    Questions    Sect    Truth    Vital

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

Withhold a smile only when the smile can hurt someone. Otherwise, let it bloom forth in a riot.

Benefit    Harm    Kindness    Mercy    Smile    Smiling    Timing    Well wishing

Sentinel meeting tonight, Ria told her. At Lucas's place.
Time?
...
Seven. Sascha's doing dinner.
God save us all. Sascha had decided she liked cooking. Unfortunately, cooking didn't like her back.

Cooking    Mercy    Ria    Sascha

There’s more to being a warrior than killing. A true warrior — the best warrior — isn’t cruel or mean. He doesn’t claw an enemy who can’t fight back. Where’s the honor in that?

The way you treat people who are in no position to help you, further you, or benefit you reveals the true state of your heart.

Mean girls go far in high school. Kind women go far in LIFE.

Adam didn't approve of Wal-Mart.

Adam    Mercy

Then I fell at his feet and thought, Surely this is the hour of death, for the Lion (who is worthy of all honour) will know that I have served Tash all my days and not him. Nevertheless, it is better to see the Lion and die than to be Tisroc of the world and live and not to have seen him. But the Glorious One bent down his golden head and touched my forehead with his tongue and said, Son, thou art welcome. But I said, Alas Lord, I am no son of thine but the servant of Tash. He answered, Child, all the service thou hast done to Tash, I account as service done to me. Then by reasons of my great desire for wisdom and understanding, I overcame my fear and questioned the Glorious One and said, Lord, is it then true, as the Ape said, that thou and Tash are one? The Lion growled so that the earth shook (but his wrath was not against me) and said, It is false. Not because he and I are one, but because we are opposites, I take to me the services which thou hast done to him. For I and he are of such different kinds that no service which is vile can be done to me, and none which is not vile can be done to him. Therefore if any man swear by Tash and keep his oath for the oath’s sake, it is by me that he has truly sworn, though he know it not, and it is I who reward him. And if any man do a cruelty in my name, then, though he says the name Aslan, it is Tash whom he serves and by Tash his deed is accepted. Dost thou understand, Child? I said, Lord, though knowest how much I understand. But I said also (for the truth constrained me), Yet I have been seeking Tash all my days. Beloved, said the Glorious One, unless thy desire had been for me thou wouldst not have sought so long and so truly. For all find what they truly seek.

The Last Battle

C.S. Lewis

The Last Battle

Damn it," I said. "I don't suppose you have any ideas on how to kill Littleton."
He smiled at me, his teeth very white in the darkness of his face. "Eat him," he said.

Blood Bound

Patricia Briggs

Blood Bound

One thing I've always wondered—why did you enter that bikini contest when you were a teenager?
Her face flushed with a mixture of anger and embarrassment. How far back did you trace me?
Far enough. A pause. You didn't answer my question.
And you didn't turn into a puff of smoke and disappear. The world is full of disappointments.

Then I fell at his feet and thought, Surely this is the hour of death, for the Lion (who is worthy of all honour) will know that I have served Tash all my days and not him. Nevertheless, it is better to see the Lion and die than to be Tisroc of the world and live and not to have seen him. But the Glorious One bent down his golden head and touched my forehead with his tongue and said, Son, thou art welcome. But I said, Alas Lord, I am no son of thine but the servant of Tash. He answered, Child, all the service thou hast done to Tash, I account as service done to me. Then by reasons of my great desire for wisdom and understanding, I overcame my fear and questioned the Glorious One and said, Lord, is it then true, as the Ape said, that thou and Tash are one? The Lion growled so that the earth shook (but his wrath was not against me) and said, It is false. Not because he and I are one, but because we are opposites, I take to me the services which thou hast done to him. For I and he are of such different kinds that no service which is vile can be done to me, and none which is not vile can be done to him. Therefore if any man swear by Tash and keep his oath for the oaths sake, it is by me that he has truly sworn, though he know it not, and it is I who reward him. And if any man do a cruelty in my name, then, though he says the name Aslan, it is Tash whom he serves and by Tash his deed is accepted. Dost thou understand, Child? I said, Lord, though knowest how much I understand. But I said also (for the truth constrained me), Yet I have been seeking Tash all my days. Beloved, said the Glorious One, unless thy desire had been for me thou wouldst not have sought so long and so truly. For all find what they truly seek.

Trouble seems to follow me around, waiting to club me with a tire iron.

Adam    Mercy

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