Mercy Quotes

Most popular mercy quotes

Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
A little mercy makes the world less cold and more just.
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.


The just is close to the people's heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God.


Teach me to feel another's woe,
To hide the fault I see;
That mercy I to others show,
That mercy show to me.
Mercy is the Lord's most powerful message. It's not easy to trust oneself to the mercy of God, because [His mercy] is an unfathomable abyss — but we must do it!
A gracious sovereign throws his portals wide,
Admitting every guest, excluding none;
As freely as the firmament the world,
So mercy must encircle friend and foe.
One time you smash a bug with no mercy.  Another time you find one helpless on his back with his legs flailing the air, and you flip him over and let him go on his way.  The struggle that touches the heart.


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, but forgiveness always comes at a cost to the one granting the forgiveness.


Only someone who has encountered mercy, who has been caressed by the tenderness of mercy, is happy and comfortable with the Lord. I beg the theologians who are present not to turn me in to the Sant'Uffizio or the Inquisition; however, forcing things a bit, I dare to say that the privileged locus of the encounter is the caress of the mercy of Jesus Christ on my sin.