„A God all mercy is a God unjust.“

—  Edward Young, Night-Thoughts

Line 233.
Night-Thoughts (1742–1745), Night IV

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englischer Dichter 1683 - 1765

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„God’s joy is to forgive. God’s being is mercy.“

—  Papa Francesco 266th Pope of the Catholic Church 1936

2010s, Address to the United States Congress, Mercy Is 'What Pleases God Most
Kontext: God’s joy is to forgive. God’s being is mercy. Therefore, over the course of this year we need to open our hearts, so that this love, this joy of God might fill us all with this mercy.

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„God is not just, God is not kind, God is not merciful, and understanding that is essential to true devotion.“

—  Ted Chiang, buch Stories of Your Life and Others

Hell Is the Absence of God; first appeared in Starlight 3, 2001.
Stories of Your Life and Others (2002)

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„God would be unjust if we were not guilty.“

—  Charles Baudelaire French poet 1821 - 1867

Dieu serait injuste si nous n'étions pas coupables.
Blaise Pascal, Pensées: It is necessary that we were born guilty, or God would be unjust [Il faut que nous naissions coupables, ou Dieu serait injuste]. This is Pensée 431 in the Édition Gallimard, 1962. It is found in the section entitled "The Signs of True Religion" [Les Marques de la Vraie Religion]
English text, #489 http://www.ccel.org/ccel/pascal/pensees.viii.html; French text, #205 http://www.ac-nice.fr/philo/textes/Pascal-PenseesManu.htm
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Thomas Brooks Foto

„God is as just as He is merciful.“

—  Thomas Brooks English Puritan 1608 - 1680

Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices, 1652

John Ogilby Foto

„Mercy makes Princes Gods.“

—  John Ogilby Scottish academic 1600 - 1676

Fab. IX: Of the Lyon and the Mouse, Moral
The Fables of Aesop (2nd ed. 1668)

John Calvin Foto

„But a faithful believer will in all circumstances mediate on the mercy and fatherly goodness of God.“

—  John Calvin French Protestant reformer 1509 - 1564

Page 45.
Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life (1551)

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„Among the very names of God, we hear: the Compassionate, the All-Merciful.“

—  Abdullah II of Jordan King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 1962

Address to the European Parliament (2015)
Kontext: I and countless other Muslims, have been taught from our earliest years that our religion demanded respect and caring for others. The Prophet Mohammad, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “None of you has faith until you love for your neighbour what you love for yourself.”
This is what it means to be a Muslim.
Among the very names of God, we hear: the Compassionate, the All-Merciful. All my life, every day, I have heard and used the greeting, Assalamu aleikum — a wish for the other to be blessed with peace.
This is what it means to be a Muslim.
More than a thousand years before the Geneva Conventions, Muslim soldiers were ordered not to kill a child, a woman or an old person, not to destroy a tree, not to harm a priest, not to destroy a church.
These are the same values of Islam we were taught in school as children: not to destroy or desecrate a place where God is worshipped, not a mosque, not a church, not a synagogue.
This is what it means to be a Muslim. These are the values I teach my children and they will hand on to theirs.

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„My God, my God, have mercy on me, and on my poor people!“

—  William the Silent stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht, leader of the Dutch Revolt 1533 - 1584

Last words, as quoted in De Vader des Vaderlands (1941) by W. Berkelbach van der Sprenkel, p. 29
Variants:
O my God, have mercy on this poor people.
My God, have pity on my soul; my God, have pity on this poor people.
My God, have mercy on my soul and on these poor people.
My God, have pity on my soul; I am badly wounded. My God, have pity on my soul and on this poor people!

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„Chance and change are busy ever;
Man decays, and ages move;
But His mercy waneth never;
God is wisdom, God is love.“

—  John Bowring 4th Governor of Hong Kong 1792 - 1872

Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 272.

Thomas M. Disch Foto

„The gods, after all, are only human, and once their rage has been placated they are perfectly capable of acts of mercy and grace.“

—  Thomas M. Disch Novelist, short story writer, poet 1940 - 2008

"The Vengeance of Hera".
The Man Who Had No Idea (and other stories) (1982)

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„And when I saw all this, it behoved me needs to grant that the mercy of God and the forgiveness is to slacken and waste our wrath.“

—  Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416

Summations, Chapter 48
Kontext: Mercy is a sweet gracious working in love, mingled with plenteous pity: for mercy worketh in keeping us, and mercy worketh turning to us all things to good. Mercy, by love, suffereth us to fail in measure and in as much as we fail, in so much we fall; and in as much as we fall, in so much we die: for it needs must be that we die in so much as we fail of the sight and feeling of God that is our life. Our failing is dreadful, our falling is shameful, and our dying is sorrowful: but in all this the sweet eye of pity and love is lifted never off us, nor the working of mercy ceaseth.
For I beheld the property of mercy, and I beheld the property of grace: which have two manners of working in one love. Mercy is a pitiful property which belongeth to the Motherhood in tender love; and grace is a worshipful property which belongeth to the royal Lordship in the same love. Mercy worketh: keeping, suffering, quickening, and healing; and all is tenderness of love. And grace worketh: raising, rewarding, endlessly overpassing that which our longing and our travail deserveth, spreading abroad and shewing the high plenteous largess of God’s royal Lordship in His marvellous courtesy; and this is of the abundance of love. For grace worketh our dreadful failing into plenteous, endless solace; and grace worketh our shameful falling into high, worshipful rising; and grace worketh our sorrowful dying into holy, blissful life.
For I saw full surely that ever as our contrariness worketh to us here in earth pain, shame, and sorrow, right so, on the contrary wise, grace worketh to us in heaven solace, worship, and bliss; and overpassing. And so far forth, that when we come up and receive the sweet reward which grace hath wrought for us, then we shall thank and bless our Lord, endlessly rejoicing that ever we suffered woe. And that shall be for a property of blessed love that we shall know in God which we could never have known without woe going before.
And when I saw all this, it behoved me needs to grant that the mercy of God and the forgiveness is to slacken and waste our wrath.

„God's mercy is a holy mercy, which knows how to pardon sin, not to protect it; it is a sanctuary for the penitent, not for the presumptuous.“

—  Richard Reynolds (bishop) Bishop of Lincoln 1674 - 1743

Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 273.

Papa Francesco Foto

„I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its centre the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy.“

—  Papa Francesco 266th Pope of the Catholic Church 1936

2010s, 2015, Announcement of the Jubilee of Mercy
Kontext: Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought of how the Church may render more clear her mission to be a witness to mercy; and we have to make this journey. It is a journey which begins with spiritual conversion. Therefore, I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its centre the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy.

Thomas Edison Foto

„Nature is what we know. We do not know the gods of religions. And nature is not kind, or merciful, or loving. If God made me — the fabled God of the three qualities of which I spoke: mercy, kindness, love — He also made the fish I catch and eat. And where do His mercy, kindness, and love for that fish come in? No; nature made us — nature did it all — not the gods of the religions“

—  Thomas Edison American inventor and businessman 1847 - 1931

Thomas Edison ""No Immortality of the Soul" says Thomas A. Edison. In Fact, He Doesn't Believe There Is a Soul — Human Beings Only an Aggregate of Cells and the Brain Only a Wonderful Machine, Says Wizard of Electricity". New York Times. October 2, 1910
1910s

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