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40 Powerful Mercy Quotes To Remind You To Show Compassion

We’ve collected 40 inspiring mercy quotes to help you reflect on ideas of benevolence, forgiveness, and kindness.

From famous novelists such as C.S. Lewis, to religious figures such as Jesus Christ, these quotes about mercy explore the concepts of justice, forgiveness, and grace. They help us to consider the times when mercy is needed and the importance of showing compassion to others.

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1. “Mercy is the stuff you give to people that don`t deserve it.” – Joyce Meyer

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2. “Consequently, most of us really exist at the mercy of other people`s formulations of what`s important.” – June Jordan

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3. “When mercy is shown, mercy is given.” – Duane Chapman

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4. “A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.” – Pope Francis

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5. “Unless you learn to lead, you will always be at the mercy of someone else to guide you.” – Jeffrey Fry

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6. “Mercy is not pity. Mercy does not do away with punishment. Mercy does not override justice.” – Scott Hahn

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7. “Those gifted in showing mercy are called to do so simply for the joy of doing so.” – Douglas Porter

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8. “Charity is a supreme virtue, and the great channel through which the mercy of God is passed onto mankind.” – Conrad Hilton

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9. “Mercy does not turn the one to whom it is shown into an object but rather touches the person in his center, in his dignity.” – Scott Hahn

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10. “The most merciful thing in the world, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.” – H. P. Lovecraft

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11. “Mercy is something beyond what is deserved.” – Burl Barer

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12. “One spiritual mercy is worth more than all temporal blessings.” – William S. Plumer

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13. “Mercy. It is to show kindness, compassion or pity, appease, gain tolerance, favor, or forgiveness.” – Warren Ravenscroft

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14. “I never ask for mercy and seek no one`s sympathy.” – Conrad Black

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15. “Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy.” – William Shakespeare

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16. “Mercy is helping those who have fallen, often to the very bottom.” – Harlan Cosner

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17. “Mercy and grace must be voluntary or they are no longer mercy and grace.” – R. C. Sproul

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18. “It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.” – Voltaire

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19. “If you hope for mercy, show mercy. If you look for kindness, show kindness.” – Kerry Weber

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20. “He that demands mercy and shows none ruins the bridge over which he himself is to pass.” – Thomas Adams

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21. “Mercy is also a goal to reach and requires dedication and sacrifice.” – Bochen

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22. “It will not bother me in the hour of death to reflect that I have been ‘had for a sucker’ by any number of impostors, but it would be a torment to know that one had refused even one person in need.” – C.S Lewis

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23. “God’s mercy can drown great sins, as the sea covers great rocks.” – Thomas Watson

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24. “Mercy is without price and beyond all price.” – Unknown

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25. “Mercy and punishment, they flow from God, as the honey and the sting from the bee.” – Thomas Brooks

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26. “Mercy in the promise is as the apple in the seed.” – William Gurnall

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27. “Mercy does not always express itself by withholding punishment.” – Ernest M. Ligon

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28. “By the mercy of God all the ideas of youth are reversible!” – Katherine Cecil Thurston

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29. All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” – Winston Churchill

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30. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” – Jesus Christ

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31. “Mercy is, in fact, the flower while charity is its fruit. So, charity cannot exist if the mercy is not there.” – Fr. J. Coelho

32. “Mercy should make us ashamed, wrath afraid to sin.” – William Gurnall

33. “Giving to others is another means by which we express mercy to others.” – Douglas Porter

34. “Mercy did not exist in the primordial life. It was misunderstood for fear, and such misunderstandings made for death.” – Jack London

35. “Mercy, detached from Justice, grows unmerciful.” – C.S. Lewis

36. “Mercy is a very noble virtue. It can beget mercy in the heart of an enemy even.” – Fr. J. Coelho

37. “Sweet mercy is nobility`s true badge.” – William Shakespeare

38. “Pity would be no more if we did not make somebody poor. And Mercy no more could be. If all were as happy as we.” – William Blake

39. “Mercy will get you killed, but sometimes it`s all that makes us human.” – Laurell K. Hamilton

40. “Mercy is what moves us toward God, while justice makes us tremble in his sight.” – Pope Benedict XVI