Posted by: Anne | July 31, 2010

quotes about mercy

Grace is receiving something you don’t deserve, but mercy is not receiving something that you do deserve.

“The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed- It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes.”
– William Shakespeare

When others fail, we demand, “Justice!” Yet when we fall short, we plead, “Mercy!”

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
– Matthew 7:1-2

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

“Being all fashioned of the self-same dust,
Let us be merciful as well as just.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“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

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.”
– Matthew 5:7

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”
– Psalms 23:6

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! Because His mercy endures forever.”
– Psalm 118:1

“The merciful man doeth good to his own soul, but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.”
– Proverbs 11:17

“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
– Micah 6:8

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

“Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment!”
– James 2:12-13


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