A Quote by John Milton on justice, mercy, and temper

Yet I shall temper so Justice with mercy, as may illustrate most Them fully satisfy'd, and thee appease.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book x. Line 77.

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A Quote by John Keats on mercy and play


He play'd an ancient ditty long since mute, In Provence call'd "La belle dame sans mercy."

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: The Eve of St. Agnes. Stanza 33.

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A Quote by John Gay on bravery, love, and mercy

The brave love mercy, and delight to save.

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

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A Quote by John Dryden on forgiveness, laws, mercy, and reason

Reason to rule, but mercy to forgive: The first is law, the last prerogative.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: The Hind and the Panther

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A Quote by John Donne on charity, church, curiosity, fatherhood, god, jesus, mercy, salvation, sons, and present

To me, to whom God hath revealed his Son, in a Gospel, by a Church, there can be no way of salvation, but by applying that Son of God, by that Gospel, in that Church. Nor is there any other foundation for any, nor other name by which any can be saved, but the name of Jesus. But how this foundation is presented, and how this name of Jesus is notified unto them, amongst whom there is no Gospel preached, no Church established, I am not curious in inquiring. I know that God can be as merciful as those tender Fathers present him to be; and I would be as charitable as they are. And therefore, humbly embracing that manifestation of his Son, which he hath afforded me, I leave God, to his unsearchable ways of working upon others, without further inquisition.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: LXXX Sermons

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on mercy


Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by James Whitcomb Riley on dreams, divinity, forgiveness, friendship, god, home, hope, laughter, life, love, mercy, motherhood, soul, tenderness, and youth

Out of the hitherwhere into the yon- The land that the Lord's love rests upon, Where one may rely on the friends he meets, And the smiles that greet him along the streets, Where the mother that left you years ago Will lift the hands that were folded so, And put them about you, with all the love And tenderness you are dreaming of. Out of the hitherwhere into the yon- Where all the friends of your youth have gone- Where the old schoolmate who laughed with you Will laugh again as he used to do, Running to meet you, with such a face As lights like a moon the wondrous place Where God is living, and glad to live Since He is the Master and may forgive. Out of the hitherwhere into the yon- Stay the hopes we are leaning on- You, Divine, with Your merciful eyes Looking down from far-away skies, Smile upon us and reach and take Our worn souls Home for the old home's sake- Out of the hitherwhere into the yon.

James Whitcomb Riley (1849 - 1916)

Source: Out of the Hitherwhere into the Yon

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A Quote by Isambard Kingdom Brunel on heroism, mercy, truth, victory, and war

If we must have heroes and wars whereinto make them, there is no war so brilliant as a war with the wrong, no hero so fit to be sung, as he who has gained the bloodless VICTORY of truth and mercy.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806 - 1859)

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on animals, awareness, compassion, creation, existence, and mercy

Encompass with your mercy and compassion all animals and creatures. Do not say, "this is inanimate and has no awareness." Indeed, it does; it is you yourself who have no awareness! So let existence be as it is, and be merciful towards it with the mercifulness of the Creator in the midst of His creation.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 123

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A Quote by Howard Philip Lovecraft on mercy, mind, and world

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.

Howard Philip Lovecraft

Source: The Call of Cthulhu

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