Quotes of the Day for 10 February 2002 – Mercy
We had a Justice theme a few days ago, my symmetry fetish requires today's theme for balance: Mercy.
The wild God of the world is sometimes merciful to those that ask mercy, not often to the arrogant.
- John Robinson Jeffers, 1887 - 1962
I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line, but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong, truth and error, justice and injustice, cruelty and mercy.
- Kelly Miller
Though God's attributes are equal, yet his mercy is more attractive and pleasing in our eyes than his justice.
- Miguel de Cervantes
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, 1564 - 1616
Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
- Joseph Campbell
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