Top 100 Mercy Quotes To Have A Little Grace In Your Life

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 11, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
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To have mercy is to have compassion enough to forgive and let go of grudges and all negative energy related to it.

It is easy to hate and harbor ill feelings towards someone who has done you harm, but it is the hardest to let it go, forgive and move on. All you need is a little bit of mercy and a little faith to take you there and help you make the world a better place.

That sole act of forgiveness is what makes you a compassionate, lenient, and merciful human being, who judges the sin and not the sinner thereby giving way to a more merciful world.

Here is a list of some of the best mercy quotes in the world that will help you reap the fruits of divine forgiveness found in your merciful heart.

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The Greatest Mercy Quotes

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If you are looking for the best mercy quotes to lead you on a path to help you forgive. This list of the most beautiful mercy quotes including war without mercy quotes will take you there. Check out the best mercy quotes.

1. "It is an attribute to God himself; and earthly power doth then show likest God's when mercy seasons justice."

-William Shakespeare.

2. "The power of just mercy is that it belongs to the undeserving."

- Bryan Stevenson.

3. "The crown of love is mercy."

-Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann.

4. "Mercy without justice is the mother of dissolution; justice without mercy is cruelty."

-Thomas Aquinas.

5. "Forgive others. And above all, forgive yourself."

-Akshay Vasu.

6. "Infinite mercy flows continually

But you're asleep and can't see it."

-Jalaluddin Rumi.

7. "There is no true justice without mercy. Mercy precedes everything, and it is why we are here."

-Kabir Helminski.

8. "The way to forget our miseries, is to remember the God of our mercies."

-Matthew Henry.

9. "10 percent of any population is cruel, no matter what, and 10 percent is merciful, no matter what, and the remaining 80 percent can be moved in either direction."

-Susan Sontag.

10. "Mercy is God’s loving response to sinners; and mercy is our loving response to others—and to ourselves—in circumstances of need."

-Mathew N. Schmalz.

11. "Tenderness, mercy and love, we all need more of."

-Heather Wolf.

12. "Let mercy keep company with courage."

-Wolfram von Eschenbach.

13. "Be merciful until you can't be."

-Clementine von Radics.

14. "Mercy is far better than justice, even if it is your right to ask for it."

-E.A. Bucchianeri.

15. "Every new morning brings new mercy, new love and new grace."

-Lailah Gifty Akita.

16. "This institution of higher education had no such concept as mercy."

-Marina Dyachenko.

17. "It is mercy, not justice or courage or even heroism, that alone can defeat evil."

-Peter Kreeft.

18. "Mercy and truth precede all the other virtues."

-Ilias The Presbyter.

19. "Certain actions bring harm, other more wizened actions bring harmony."

-Mango Wodzak.

20. "A merciful heart beats contently stronger than many vengeful ones."

-Munia Khan.

21. "Because it strikes me there is something greater than judgement. I think it is called mercy."

-Sebastian Barry.

22. "I yield. I yield. You can't kill a man at mercy."

-T.H. White.

23. "Justice shall be mixed with mercy."

-C.S. Lewis.

24. "A persons character can be gauged by how merciful they are in a fight they know they can win."

-Jesse James Kennedy.

25. "Indeed, how could we experience grace at all except through our defects?"

- Philip Yancey.

26. "We talk about mercy when we feel or offer forgiveness, when we find or give help and assistance, but we also speak about 'mercy' when we are surprised by good deeds that catch us unawares and transform our lives for the better."

-Mathew N. Schmalz.

27. "Act with God's compassion, mercy and forgiveness in mind and you will always be right. Act with revenge in your heart and you will always be wrong."

-Shannon L. Alder.

28. "Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger."


29. "Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."

-Calvin Coolidge.

30. "I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them."

- Oscar Wilde.

31. "It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one."

- Voltaire.

32. "For children are innocent and love justice, while most of us are wicked and naturally prefer mercy."

- G. K. Chesterton.

33. "You cannot conceive, nor can I, of the appalling strangeness of the mercy of God."

- Graham Greene.

34. "Even the smallest tender mercy can bring peace when recognized and appreciated."

- Richelle E. Goodrich.

35. "Some people are desperate because they don't know how to ask for His grace."

- Bree Despain.

36. "Know that the highest expression of justice is mercy."

- Vera Nazarian.

Beautiful Mercy Quotes Of The World


Here is a list of the most meaningful mercy quotes that will have you brimming with love.

37. "She kissed their knife marred bodies, for every act of war has, at its heart, an act of mercy."

-Spencer Ellsworth.

38. "The main message of Jesus, I believed, is that mercy trumps justice every time."

-Paul Kalanithi.

39. "Thank God for his great mercy of forgiveness."

-Lailah Gifty Akita.

40. "Love, Mercy, and Grace, sisters all, attend your wounds of silence and hope."


41. "Mercy is easier with understanding."

-Joyce Rachelle.

42. "This interplay of justice and tenderness, of contemplation and concern for others, is what makes the ecclesial community look to Mary as a model of evangelization."

-Pope Francis.

43. "And fear nothing, dear soul, whoever you are; the greater the sinner, the greater his right to Your mercy, O Lord."

-Maria Faustina Kowalska.

44. "Sometimes due to God's mercy, the time in God's plan can be stretched or extended."

-Sunday Adelaja.

45. "Mercy. That is the gospel. The whole of it in one word."

-E. H. Chapin.

46. "Mercy but murders."

-William Shakespeare.

47. "A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just."

- Pope Francis.

48. "If the end of one mercy were not the beginning of another, we were undone."

-Philip Henry.

49. "Always seek justice, but love only mercy. To love justice and hate mercy is but a doorway to more injustice."

-Criss Jami.

50. "I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy."

-Thomas Paine.

Divine Mercy Quotes

With God's love and mercy, attaining inner peace is never impossible. This list of God's mercy quotes will make you want God's presence in your life.

51. "Lord help my poor soul."

-Edgar Allan Poe.

52. "All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant."

-Charles H. Spurgeon.

53. "You do not beg the sun for mercy."

-Frank Herbert.

54. "The Steadfast Love of the Lord is not Seasonal; His Mercies do not have winter or summer days... They are new every now and then."

-Israelmore Ayivor.

55. "Every new morning shows the mercy of the Almighty God."

-Lailah Gifty Akita.

56. "God is so merciful, His mercy is unaltered by any hatred towards Him."

-Gift Gugu Mona.

57. "Thou mayest reach Heaven only by the mercy of the fallen."

-Rachel Hartman.

58. "How grateful I was that, in addition to being just, God is able to be merciful also."

-Jeffrey R. Holland.

59. "God is just as merciful in the things He does not allow, as He is in the things He does."

-Andrena Sawyer.

60. "When shuddering you look back upon your crimes, and solicit with terror the mercy of your God, Oh! in that fearful moment think upon me!"

-Matthew Gregory Lewis.

61. "Our sole hope, our sole confidence, our only assured promise, is your mercy."

-Augustine of Hippo.

62. "God can pardon a great sin. The greateness of God's mercy can wipe all unrighteousness actions of inequities."

-Lailah Gifty Akita.

63. "The Mercy of Allah is an Ocean, Our sins are a lump of clay clenched between the beak of a pigeon."

-Leila Aboulela.

64. "Without the mercy of God, how could we have a merry heart?"

-Lailah Gifty Akita.

65. "I need to accept God’s love and forgiveness, turning away from my sin and toward Him starting every day anew just as His mercies are new every morning."

-Teresa Schultz.

66. "But under the righteous government of God no one is wretched who does not deserve to be so."

-Arthur W. Pink.

67. "That Day of Judgment will be a day of mercy and love—a day when broken hearts are healed, when tears of grief are replaced with tears of gratitude, when all will be made right."

-Dieter F. Utchtdorf.

68. "This cry for mercy is possible only when we are willing to confess that somehow, somewhere, we ourselves have something to do with our losses."

-Henri J.M. Nouwen.

69. "No matter how messy your situation is, God can still have mercy upon your life."

-Gift Gugu Mona.

70. "Look for the mercy of the Lord God."

-Lailah Gifty Akita.

Grace And Mercy Quotes

In this list you will find some good heart-warming quotes about mercy and compassion that will fill you up with joy.

71. "Grace is when God gives us what we don't deserve, and mercy is when God doesn't give us what we do deserve."

-Dan Roberts.

72. "Who am I to put boundaries on God’s forgiveness? If God had put boundaries on His grace and mercy to me, when would enough have been enough?"

-Teresa Schultz.

73. "Grace is not merited. Forgiveness is not earned. Love is not bought. Each are given freely by the only One who can."

-Grace A. Johnson.

74. "Father God, we thank you for your grace and your mercy, for allowing us to be together under your covenant and God we thank you for the revelations and for the breakthroughs."

-Germany Kent.

75. "Man needs the mercy of his Maker."

-Lailah Gifty Akita.

76. "Who would ever know the greater graces of comfort and perseverance, mercy and forgiveness, patience and courage, if no shadows fell over a life?"

-Ann Voskamp.

77. "Crying for mercy is a recognition that blaming God, the world, or others for our losses does not do full justice to the truth of who we are."

-Henri J.M. Nouwen.

78. "Forgiveness does not mean we minimize the sin or ignore the consequences that occurred as a result. It means we maximize our faith, trusting that both justice and mercy will be extended at God’s hand towards those affected."

-Richelle E. Goodrich.

79. "The light of love proper to faith can illumine the question of our own time-concerning truth."

-Pope Francis.

80. "Embrace all people with love, mercy and faith."

-Lailah Gifty Akita.

81. "Try to show grace, mercy and compassion, for one day you may need them."

-Wayne Gerard Trotman.

82. "There is no mercy in a system that makes health care a luxury. There is no mercy in a country that turns their back on those most in need of protection: the elderly, the poor, the sick, and the suffering."

-John Kennedy III.

83. "I desire mercy, not sacrifice,  for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

-Matthew 9:13.

84. "Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live."

-Psalm 116:2.

85. "Great is the mercy of God."

-Lailah Gifty Akita.

Famous Quotes About Mercy And Justice

If you looking for some popular justice and mercy quotes, Bible quotes on mercy as well as Pope Francis mercy quotes, you will find some of the best here.  

86. "Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends."

-J.R.R. Tolkien.

87. "Mercy is the stuff you give to people that don't deserve it."

-Joyce Meyer.

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

-Arthur Clarke.

89. "The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."

-Margaret Sanger.

90. "I don't believe you, you're not the truth. No one could look as good as you, mercy."

-Roy Orbison.

91. "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.

92. "I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice."

-Abraham Lincoln.

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


94. "Mercy among the virtues is like the moon among the stars - not so sparkling and vivid as many, but dispensing a calm radiance that hallows the whole."

-Edwin Hubbell Chapin.

95. "Mercy will get you killed, but sometimes it's all that makes us human."

-Laurell K. Hamilton.

96. "Mercy to him that shows it, is the rule."

-William Cowper.

97. "We're at the mercy of TV. You want to be on TV."

-Rocky Long.

98. "Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy."

-Matthew 5:7.

99. "Before we had this, our buyers were at the mercy of the vendors."

-Paul Campbell.

100. "At this hour lie at my mercy all mine enemies."

-William Shakespeare.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for mercy quotes then why not take a look at bliss quotes and manifestation quotes.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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