Quotes of Clemency

“ Being all fashioned of the self-same dust,Let us be merciful as well as just. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. ”

- Josh Billings

“ The secret of forgiving everything is to understand nothing. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. ”

- Thomas Szasz

“ His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ The grace of God is a wind which is always blowing. ”

- Sri Ramakrishna

“ He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when the sentence was about to be pronounced, pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was orphan. ”

- Abraham Lincoln

“ To err is human, to really foul things up requires a computer. ”

- Bill Vaughan

“ There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford. ”

- John Braford

“ I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one. ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ Courage and clemency are equal virtues. ”

- Mary de la Riviere Manley

“ To err is human; to forgive, divine. - Alexander Pope. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another. ”

- Jean Paul Richter

“ She hugged the offender, and forgave the offense, Sex to the last. ”

- John Dryden

“ To hit bottom is to fall from grace. ”

- Doug Horton

“ Who will not mercie unto others show, How can he mercie ever hope to have? ”

- Edmund Spenser

“ Always forgive your enemies — nothing annoys them so much. - Oscar Wilde. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ He is limp and damp and milder than the breath of a cow. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ Good-nature and good-sense must ever join; To err is human, to forgive, divine. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ Oh Thou, who Man of baser Earth didst make, And ev'n with Paradise devise the snake; For all the Sin wherewith the Face of Man Is blackened — Man's forgiveness give and take! ”

- Omar Khayyam

“ My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine iniquity. ”

- Bible

“ Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge. ”

- Edward Bulwer Lytton

“ Jesus, please teach me to appreciate what I have, before time forces me to appreciate what I had. ”

- Susan L. Lenzkes

“ The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise. ”

- Alden Nowlan

“ I'd rather keep my promises to other politicians than to God. God, at least, has a degree of forgiveness. ”

- Unknown

“ Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again. ”

- Dag Hammarskjold

“ Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself. - Ausonius. ”

- Ausonius

“ Forgiveness to the injured does belong, But they ne'er pardon who have done the wrong. ”

- John Dryden

“ God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination. ”

- St. Augustine
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