A Quote by William E. Rothschild on humor, mercy, and sense of humor

Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else.

William E. Rothschild

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A Quote by William Cowper on love, mercy, and sons

Ye therefore who love mercy, teach your sons to love it, too.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Winter Walk at Noon

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A Quote by William Cowper on blessings, courage, design, failure, god, grace, judgment, mercy, plants, providence, saints, skill, and trust

God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines Of never failing skill He treasures up his bright designs, And works his sovereign will. Ye fearful saints fresh courage take, The clouds ye so much dread Are big with mercy, and shall break In blessings on your head. Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, But trust him for his grace; Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Olney Hymns

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A Quote by William Blake on children, divinity, fatherhood, god, judaism, love, mercy, peace, pity, and thankfulness

To Mercy Pity Peace and Love All pray in their distress, And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness. For Mercy Pity Peace and Love Is God our father dear. And Mercy Pity Peace and Love Is Man his child and care. Then every man of every clime That prays in his distress Prays to the human form divine: Love Mercy Pity Peace. And all must love the human form In heathen, Turk, or Jew. Where Mercy, Love and Pity dwell There God is dwelling too.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: "The Divine Image" from Songs of Innocence

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A Quote by Walter Map or Mapes on angels, death, god, mercy, and wine

I intend to die in a tavern; let the wine be placed near my dying mouth, so that when the choirs of angels come, they may say, "God be merciful to this drinker!"

Walter Map (c.1140 - c.1209)

Source: De nugis curialium (Courtiers’ triflings), 1182-1192

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A Quote by unknown on day, meaning, mercy, mountains, questions, time, understanding, and zen

You know the Zen question, "The Bodhisattva of Great Mercy [Avalokitesvara, or Kannon] has a thousand hands and a thousand eyes; which is the true eye?" I could not understand this for a long time. But the other day, when I looked at the pine trees bending before the cold blasts from the mountain, I suddenly realized the meaning. You see, all the boughs, branches, twigs, and leaves simultaneously bend to the wind with tremendous vigor.


Source: Two Zen Classics, Translated by Katsuki Sekida, Case 37, Joshu's Oak Tree

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A Quote by Anne Rice on guilt, love, and mercy

Merciful gods, how you love your precious guilt.

Anne Rice (1941 -)

Source: Interview With the Vampire

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A Quote by unknown on belief, cheerfulness, darkness, day, driving, god, helpful, justice, kindness, love, loyalty, mercy, promises, rest, and songs

Just to be tender, just to be true, Just to be glad, the whole day through, Just to be merciful, just to be mild, Just to be gentle, and kind, and sweet, Just to be helpful with willing feet, Just to be cheerful when things go wrong, Just to drive sadness away with a song, Whether the hour is dark or bright; Just to be loyal to God and right, Just to believe that God knows best, Just in his promises ever to rest- Just to let love be our daily key, That is God's will for you and me.


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A Quote by Thornton Niven Wilder on blindness, existence, feeling, happiness, ignorance, mercy, passion, and time

That's what it was to be alive. To move about in a cloud of ignorance; to go up and down trampling on the feelings of those about you. To spend and waste time as though you had a million years. To be always at the mercy of one self-centered passion, or another. Now you know - that's the happy existence you wanted to go back to. Ignorance and blindness.

Thornton Wilder (1897 - 1975)

Source: Our Town, 1938, act III

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on belief, duty, equality, god, happiness, hope, justice, life, mercy, and religion

I believe in one God and no more, and I hope for happiness beyond this life. I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow creatures happy.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: The Age of Reason, pt I, 1793

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