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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.

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The quotes:

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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