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    Compassion is the enemy. Mercy defeats us
    — Zoran
    The workings of heaven are unfathomable-sometimes encouraging, sometimes suppressing. All this makes sport of heroes and tumbles the great. Enlightened people take adversity in stride and are prepared for trouble even when at ease; therefore, they are not at the mercy of fate.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: fate  people  adversity  mercy  hero  heaven 
     
    Therefore, the truly great man, although he does not injure others, does not credit himself with charity and mercy (these are natural to him). He does not seek gain, but does not despise his followers who do. He struggles not for wealth, but does not take credit for leaving it alone... The ranks and emoluments of the world are to him no cause for joy, it's punishments and shame no cause for disgrace.
    — Zhuangzi
    There is no greater mercy than to remind and inspire people to study the fear of God.
    — Yisroel Salanter
    tags: fear  people  mercy  god  inspire 
     
    Ya Allah, envelop our hearts with a shield of your light and mercy, so the pain doesn't penetrate.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: pain  heart  mercy 
     
    Shaytan will tell you that you're not worthy, so give up. But his traps are based on lies. When was any of it because of *your* worth? It was all because of His mercy, His generosity, His love of giving, and forgiving. And those qualities don't change because you're messing up. Just seek them. Call Him by His mercy, not by your deeds.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: lies  mercy  giving  quality 
     
    In the eyes of mercy, no one should have hateful thoughts. Feel pity for the man who is even more at fault. The area and size of mercy is limitless.
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    tags: men  thoughts  eyes  mercy 
     
    The greatest mercy, I have often thought, of the Mediterranean coast lies in its mosquitoes. Did we not suffer from their unwelcome attention, we could not bear our holidays to end.
    — Winifred Holtby
    If Christianity were true religious persecution would become a pious and charitable duty: if God designs to punish men for their opinions it would be an act of mercy to mankind to extinguish such opinions. By burning the bodies of those who diffuse them many souls would be saved that would otherwise be lost, and so there would be an economy of torment in the long run. It is therefore not surprising that enthusiasts should be intolerant.
    — William Winwood Reade
    Be cold, sober, wise, circumspect. Keep yourself low by the ground avoiding high questions. Expound the Law truly and open the veil of Moses to condemn all flesh and prove all men sinners, and set at broach the mercy of our Lord Jesus, and let wounded consciences drink of Him.
    — William Tyndale
    I would make this war as severe as possible, and show no symptoms of tiring till the South begs for mercy.
    — William Tecumseh Sherman
    tags: mercy  war 
     
    True repentance has as its constituent elements not only grief and hatred of sin, but also an apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ. It hates the sin, and not simply the penalty; and it hates the sin most of all because it has discovered God's love.
    — William Mackergo Taylor
    tags: grief  hate  true  hatred  mercy  god  sin  christ 
     
    But all the wickedness in the world which man may do or think is no more to the mercy of God than a live coal dropped in the sea.
    — William Langland
    tags: men  live  world  mercy  god 
     
    In order to receive forgiveness, we need to place our trust in Christ as our Savior and the Lord of our lives. But if we reject Christ, then we reject God's mercy and fall back on His justice. And you know where you stand there. If we reject Jesus' offer of forgiveness, then there is simply is no one else to pay the penalty for your sin-except yourself.
    — William Lane Craig
    In speaking powerfully and eloquently for mercy and reconciliation to people divided by old hatreds and persecuted by abuse of power, the Holy Father was a beacon of light not just for Catholics, but for all people.
    — William J. Clinton
    tags: people  power  abuse  hatred  mercy  holy  father 
     
    Peace of conscience is nothing but the echo of pardoning mercy.
    — William Gurnall
    tags: peace  mercy  conscience 
     
    Mercy should make us ashamed, wrath afraid to sin.
    — William Gurnall
    tags: mercy  sin  afraid 
     
    Cease to pray and thou will begin to sin. Prayer is not only a means to prevail for mercy but also to prevent sin.
    — William Gurnall
    tags: mercy  prayer  sin  pray 
     
    He that is impatient, and cannot wait on God for a mercy, will not easily submit to Him in a denial.
    — William Gurnall
    tags: mercy  denial  god 
     
    Indeed all the saints are taught the same lesson - to renounce their own strength, and rely on the power of God; their own policy, and cast themselves on the wisdom of God; their own righteousness, and expect all from the pure mercy of God in Christ, which act of faith is so pleasing to God, that such a soul shall never be ashamed.
    — William Gurnall
    What do you mean by praying that God will have mercy upon all men, and save them with an everlasting salvation, and then tell the congregation that God has done all He can to save them, and the matter rests with them, whether they will be saved or not?...if God has done all He can, why pray for Him do more? And if He has not done all He can, why tell the people He has?
    — William Gadsby
    tags: men  people  mercy  god  salvation  pray 
     
    Writing checks for charities is necessary and important. But it can't compare with corporal works of mercy, which are infinitely greater.
    — William E. Simon
    tags: work  mercy  charity  writing 
     
    Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else.
    — William E. Rothschild
    tags: humor  mercy 
     
    There is mercy in every place. And mercy, encouraging thought gives even affliction a grace and reconciles man to his lot.
    — William Cowper
    tags: men  thoughts  grace  mercy 
     
    Ye therefore who love mercy, teach your sons to love it, too.
    — William Cowper
    tags: mercy  son 
     
    Ye fearful saints fresh courage take, The clouds you so much dread Are big with mercy and shall break, With blessings on your head
    — William Cowper
    tags: blessing  mercy  courage 
     
    God never meant that man should scale the HeavensBy strides of human wisdom. In his works,Though wondrous, he commands us in his wordTo seek him rather where his mercy shines.
    — William Cowper
    tags: men  human  mercy  god  wisdom 
     
    Mercy to him that shows it, is the rule.
    — William Cowper
    tags: mercy  rules 
     
    He that negotiates between God and man, As God's ambassador, the grand concerns Of judgment and of mercy, should beware Of lightness in his speech.
    — William Cowper
    tags: men  mercy  speech  god 
     
    My friend, judge not me,Thou seest I judge not thee;Betwixt the stirrop and the ground,Mercy I askt, mercy I found.
    — William Camden
    tags: friends  mercy 
     
    Do you remember the classic example of chutzpah? It's the young man who kills his parents and then asks the judge for mercy on the grounds that he's an orphan. The Bush administration's updated version of that was starting a wholly illegal, immoral, and devastating war and then dismissing all kinds of criticism of its action on the grounds that 'we're at war.
    — William Blum
    When Jesus wept, the falling tearin mercy flowed beyond all bound;when Jesus groaned, a trembling fearseized all the guilty world around.
    — William Billings
    tags: world  mercy  jesus 
     
    So long as we judge ourselves by human comparisons, there is plenty of room for self-satisfaction, and self-satisfaction kills faith, for faith is born of the sense of need. But when we compare ourselves with Jesus Christ, and through Him, with God, we are humbled to the dust, and then faith is born, for there is nothing left to do but to trust to the mercy of God.
    — William Barclay
    tags: trust  human  mercy  god  jesus  faith  christ 
     
    I am most thankful to Almighty Providence for mercies received, and determined still to press the case into public notice as a token of gratitude.
    — William Banting
    tags: gratitude  mercy 
     
    I call on God Almighty to have mercy on the German people. More than two million German soldiers went to their death for the fatherland before me. I follow now my sons - all for Germany.
    — Wilhelm Keitel
    tags: death  people  mercy  god  son 
     
    The truly scientific mind is altogether unafraid of the new, and while having no mercy for ideas which have served their turn or shown their uselessness, it will not grudge to any unfamiliar conception its moment of full and friendly attention, hoping to expand rather than to minimize what small core of usefulness it may happen to contain.
    — Wilfred Trotter
    tags: moment  mercy  attention  mind  ideas 
     
    Persecute them. ... Let them be put to shame and perish. ... Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. ... Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg. Let there be none to extend mercy unto him, neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.
    — Wiley Drake
    tags: children  mercy  child  shame  wife 
     
    I discover no kinship, no understanding, no mercy. I see only the overwhelming indifference of nature.
    — Werner Herzog
    Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.
    — Wendell Berry
    The Christian gospel is a summons to peace, calling for justice beyond anger, mercy beyond justice, forgiveness beyond mercy, love beyond forgiveness.
    — Wendell Berry
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