Quotes for Mercy


"A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just."
- Pope Francis

"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

"God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us - as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray."
- John Calvin

"I believe in peace. I believe in mercy."
- Malala Yousafzai

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

"Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge."
- William Shakespeare

"Charity is a supreme virtue, and the great channel through which the mercy of God is passed onto mankind."
- Conrad Hilton

"Where mercy is shown, mercy is given."
- Duane Dog Chapman

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
- Martin Luther King Jr.

"It is not easy to entrust oneself to God's mercy, because it is an abyss beyond our comprehension. But we must! ... "Oh, I am a great sinner!" "All the better! Go to Jesus: He likes you to tell him these things!" He forgets, He has a very special capacity for forgetting. He forgets, He kisses you, He embraces you and He simply says to you: "Neither do I condemn you; go, and sin no more" (Jn 8:11)."
- Pope Francis

"May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds."
- Marianne Williamson

"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

"Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge."
- William Shakespeare

"Mercy among the virtues is like the moon among the stars--not so sparkling and vivid as many, but dispensing a calm radiance that hallows the whole."
-Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"We do pray for mercy; And that same prayer doth teach us all to render the deeds of mercy."
- William Shakespeare