A Quote by Stephen Grover Cleveland on goodness, men, mercy, people, and rules

I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid.

Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908)

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A Quote by Gloria Swanson on darkness, dreams, justice, life, mercy, people, and pity

So they were turning, after all - those cameras. Life, which can be strangely merciful, had taken pity on Norma Desmond. The dream she had clung to so desperately had enfolded her. Norma: You see, this is my life. It always will be! (In a whisper) There's nothing else - just us - and the cameras - and those wonderful people out there in the dark. All right, Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my close-up.

Gloria Swanson (1899 - 1983)

Source: As Norma Desmond in the movie, Sunset Boulevard, 1950

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on children, innocence, justice, love, and mercy

Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by George Eliot on god and mercy


We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Adam Bede

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A Quote by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller on friendship, mercy, and world

As freely as the firmament embraces the world, or the sun pours forth impartially his beams, so mercy must encircle both friend and foe.

Friedrich Schiller (1759 - 1805)

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A Quote by Frederic William Farrar on failure, forgiveness, mercy, prayer, truth, and wisdom

And now I send these pages forth, not knowing what shall befall them, but with the earnest prayer that they may be blessed to aid the cause of truth and righteousness, and that He in whose name they are written may, of His mercy, "Forgive them where they fail in truth, And in His wisdom make me wise."

Frederic William Farrar (1831 - 1903)

Source: final paragraph of the Preface of Life of Christ

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A Quote by Frank Knox on belief, civilization, education, experience, facts, heart, justice, learning, liberals, men, mercy, progress, quality, thought, tolerance, women, and work

I believe with all my heart that civilization has produced nothing finer than a man or woman who thinks and practices true tolerance. Some one has said that most of us don't think, we just occasionally rearrange our prejudices. And I suspect that even today, with all the progress we have made in liberal thought, the quality of true tolerance is as rare as the quality of mercy. That men of all creeds have fundamental common objectives is a fact one must learn by the process of education. How to work jointly toward these objectives must be learned by experience.

Frank Knox

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A Quote by Francis Beaumont on heaven and mercy

The greatest attribute of Heaven is mercy.

Francis Beaumont (1584 - 1616)

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A Quote by Erastus Wiman on losing and mercy

Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of the pleasures; costs nothing and conveys much. It pleases him who gives and him who receives, and thus, like mercy, is twice blessed.

Erastus Wiman

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A Quote by ElRay L. Christiansen on blessings, death, eternity, fatherhood, gifts, glory, guidance, honor, indifference, laws, life, mercy, merit, salvation, and time

So this estate is given each of us to determine whether or not we will merit glory and honor "for ever and ever," or whether we will rebel and refuse or be indifferent and not comply with the conditions and the laws and the ordinances provided by a merciful Father for our guidance through life and our protection and our salvation and thereby, by so doing, deny ourselves the fabulous gift and blessing of eternal life. This life, then, is a time of "sifting," a time when the "wheat" is separated from the "chaff," a time of deciding who is who and where we will live after we die.

ElRay L. Christiansen (1897 - 1975)

Source: at BYU, March 24, 1964, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

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