Mercy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old mercy quotes, mercy sayings, and mercy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

When mercy is shown, mercy is given.     

Duane Chapman

God is more willing to pardon than to punish. Mercy does more multiply in him than sin in us. Mercy is his nature.     

Thomas Watson

Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy.     

William Shakespeare

Mercy often inflicts death.     


Many a man whose wife deserts him, throws himself on the mercy of a quart.     

Evan Esar

When a woman complains that her photographs don't do her justice, what she wants isn't justice, but mercy.     

Evan Esar

Nowadays the quality of mercy is not only strained, but also tenderized, sterilized, and homogenized.     

Evan Esar

Human judges can show mercy, But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.     

Arthur C. Clarke

Pity is between sorry and mercy.     

Bathroom Reader's Institute

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.     

Joseph Campbell

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.     

Mercy Otis Warren

Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him?     

Pierre Troubetzkoy

Angels descending, bring from above, Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.     

Fanny Crosby

The wheels of God's mercy and justice move quietly and silently, but they do move.     

Billy Graham

If we have no mercy toward other, that is one proof that we have never experienced God's mercy.     

Billy Graham

Parents, pray that God may crown your home with grace and mercy.     

Billy Graham

God has not changed. His laws have not changed. He is still a God of love and mercy.     

Billy Graham

We should not let a day go by without thanking God for His mercy and grace to us in Jesus Christ.     

Billy Graham

It was a divine sermon. For it was like the peace of God which passeth all understanding. And like His mercy, it seemed to endure forever.     

Henry Hawkins

Giving to others is another means by which we express mercy to others.     

Douglas Porter

The most obvious experience of God's mercy in our life is the forgiveness of sin.     

Douglas Porter

Those gifted in showing mercy are called to do so simply for the joy of doing so.     

Douglas Porter

If God has gifted you in showing mercy it is because He wants you to have a significant ministry in the lives of stressed and distressed people he brings into your life.     

Douglas Porter

The very nature of the gift of empathy or mercy showing tends to draw people gifted in this area into the shadows away from the limelight.     

Douglas Porter

Mercy is God's power, wisdom, and goodness manifest in unity.     

Scott Hahn

Mercy is not pity. Mercy does not do away with punishment. Mercy does not override justice.     

Scott Hahn

To feel compassion upon meeting those who are suffering is no merely a form of behavior characteristic of Christianity, even though Christianity has strongly influenced and shaped it.     

Scott Hahn

Our mercy should be like that of God himself. What Jesus expects of us here is unattainable by our natural powers.     

Scott Hahn

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

Mercy is the very foundation of the Church's life.     

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