mercy

A Quote by Thomas Gray on mankind and mercy

Forbade to wade through slaughter to a throne, And shut the gates of mercy on mankind.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 17.

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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on mercy

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He that will not be merciful to his beast is a beast himself.

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

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A Quote by Susan L. Warner on belief, mercy, parenthood, prophets, and words

We are to remember to keep his commandments in all things, remember to search the scriptures diligently, remember the words our parents have taught us, remember the counsel of the prophets and apostles, remember the awfulness of transgression, remember that the Lord is merciful unto all who believe on his name, remember that he came to redeem us.

Susan L. Warner

Source: Friend June, 1996, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Spencer W. Kimball on mercy

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If you are going to err, err on the side of mercy.

Spencer W. Kimball (1895 - 1985)

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Beecham on angels, business, children, christmas, earth, education, fatherhood, good, justice, mercy, music, peace, retirement, study, and women

'My father,' Beecham confided, 'came to me one Christmas and said, "Look, here, my lad, I've been spendin' a lot o' brass on your musical education, and now Ah wants you to help me." (Every year Beecham's Pills produced a Christmas Carol Annual). "Now Tom," continued my father, "I want you to go through the Annual and alter some of th' verses so as to promote th' business."' Thomas retired to his study and came up with the following: Hark! the herald angels sing! Beecham's Pills are just the thing, Two for a woman one for a child. . . . Peace on Earth and mercy mild! 'These sentiments,' Beecham related, 'especially the ellipsis, seem to me admirably to express the rapture which is occasioned by a good effortless release.'

Sir Thomas Beecham (1879 - 1961)

Source: Neville Cardus:Autobiography

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A Quote by Sidney Greenberg on conscience, facts, gambling, god, laws, losing, and mercy

We may gamble on outsmarting the law; we may even gamble on the leniency of man and the mercy of God-but no man ever won a gamble with his own conscience. Even should he think he has beaten his conscience into submission, his misdeeds still leave their mark upon him. Anyone who gambles against this fact has already lost his gamble.

Sidney Greenberg

Source: Jewish Exponent

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A Quote by Sarah Flower Adams on angels, darkness, dreams, god, mercy, praise, rest, and songs

Nearer, my God, to Thee! Nearer to Thee! E'en though it be a cross That raiseth me, Still all my song shall be, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! Though like the wanderer, The sun gone down, Darkness be over me, My rest a stone, Yet in my dreams I'd be Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee! Nearer to Thee! There let the way appear, Steps unto heav'n, All that thou sendest me, In mercy giv'n, Angels to beckon me, Nearer, my God to thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! Then with my waking thoughts Bright with thy praise, Out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise, So by my woes to be Nearer, my God to thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! Or if, on joyful sing Cleaving the sky, Sun, moon, and stars forgot, Upward I fly, Still all my song shall be Nearer, my God to thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee!

Sarah Flower Adams (1805 - 1848)

Source: Hymn; music by Lowell Mason (1792–1872)

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on anarchy, catholicism, confusion, destruction, good, government, laws, leadership, liberty, life, mankind, mercy, politics, reason, religion, and war

In regard to religion, mutual toleration in the different professions thereof is what all good and candid minds in all ages have ever practiced, and both by precept and example inculcated on mankind . . . The only sects which he (Locke) thinks ought to be and which by all wise laws are excluded from such toleration are those who teach doctrines subversive of the civil government under which they live. The Roman Catholics or Papists are excluded by reason of such doctrines as these: that princes excommunicated may be deposed, and those they call heretics may be destroyed without mercy; besides their recognizing the pope in so absolute a manner, in subversion of government, by introducing as far as possible into the states under whose protection they enjoy life, liberty, and property that solecism in politics, imperium in imperio, leading directly to the worst anarchy and confusion, civil discord, war and bloodshed.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

Source: The Rights of the Colonists, 1772.

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A Quote by Saint Anselm of Canterbury on anguish, beauty, children, compassion, death, despair, fear, forgiveness, goodness, grace, hatred, heaven, hope, jesus, joy, life, love, mercy, motherhood, people, preparation, pride, purity, songs, sorrow, and te

A Song of Anselm Jesus, as a mother you gather your people to you: you are gentle with us as a mother with her children; Often you weep over our sins and our pride: tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgement. You comfort us in sorrow and bind up our wounds: in sickness you nurse us, and with pure milk you feed us. Jesus, by your dying we are born to new life: by your anguish and labour we come forth in joy. Despair turns to hope through your sweet goodness: through your gentleness we find comfort in fear. Your warmth gives life to the dead: your touch makes sinners righteous. Lord Jesus, in your mercy heal us: in your love and tenderness remake us. In your compassion bring grace and forgiveness: for the beauty of heaven may your love prepare us.

Saint Anselm of Canterbury (c. 1033 - 1109)

Source: Preface to the Proslogion

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on eternity, god, losing, and mercy

We're poor little lambs who've lost our way, Baa! Baa! Baa! We're little black sheep who've gone astray, Baa-aa-aa! Gentlemen-rankers out on the spree, Damned from here to Eternity, God ha' mercy on such as we, Baa! Yah! Bah!

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: Ballads and Barrack Room Ballads, 1892-93, now a drinking song

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