An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





It is easy to condemn, it is better to pity.


Lyman Abbott (1835-1922, American congregational clergyman and editor)


Religion and education are no match for evil without the grace of God.


B. R. Hayden (1913-1980, American poet)


If we take the liberty to dwell on the faults of our friends and benefactors, we cannot long preserve the feelings we should hold towards them.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


Teach me to feel another's woe. To hide the fault I see: That the mercy I show to others; that mercy also show to me.


Alexander Pope (1688-1744, British poet, critic, translator)


There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy; hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.


Frederick W. Robertson


Clemency is one of the brightest diamonds in the crown of majesty.


W. Secker


A merciful person is merciful to their animals.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)


Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)


The merciful shall obtain mercy.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)


In case of doubt we should always lean on the side of mercy.


Author Unknown


Of all the characters of cruelty, I consider the most despicable the one that cloaks himself in a garb of mercy.


Author Unknown


Offenders never pardon.


Author Unknown


Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.


George Washington (1732-1799, American President (1st))


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