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A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles on the road. (Men of Letters) - Alexander Smith

Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge. - William Shakespeare

To hide the fault I see: That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me. - Alexander Pope

I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy on me seven times without realizing it. He lent a friendship, took it from me, sent me another. - Jean Cocteau

Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice. - Miguel de Cervantes

If you believe, as the Greeks did, that man is at the mercy of the gods, then you write tragedy. The end is inevitable from the beginning. But if you believe that man can solve his own problems and is at nobody's mercy, then you will probably write melodrama. - Lillian Hellman

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. (Piers Plowman) - William Langland

The Laws of Nature are just, but terrible. There is no weak mercy in them. Cause and consequence are inseparable and inevitable. The elements have no forbearance. The fire burns, the water drowns, the air consumes, the earth buries. And perhaps it would be well for our race if the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Man were as inevitable as the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Nature, were Man as unerring in his judgments as Nature. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Though God's attributes are equal, yet his mercy is more attractive and pleasing in our eyes than his justice. - Miguel de Cervantes