Top 37 Quotes About Clemency

#1. Children can be harsh judges when it comes to their parents, disinclined to grant clemency.

Jon Krakauer

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#2. Clemency is also a revolutionary measure.

Camille Desmoulins

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#3. Some goodness in this world is understood by the presence of the opposite. One will value light in the middle of darkness, and appreciate clemency by encountering savagery. Likewise, a meeting is properly indulged after having known the devastating account of goodbye.

Aishah Madadiy

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#4. The Gauls were endowed with all the advantages of art and nature; but as they wanted courage to defend them, they were justly condemned to obey, and even to flatter, the victorious Barbarians, by whose clemency they held their precarious fortunes and their lives.

Edward Gibbon

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#5. Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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#6. Clemency is the noblest trait which can reveal a true monarch to the world.

Pierre Corneille

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#7. It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness ...

Abraham Lincoln

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#8. What Bill Clinton did to us was cruel. The White House gave my attorneys indications that there was a good chance for my clemency to be granted. I had to prepare myself for being released because there was no sign that my petition would be denied.

Leonard Peltier

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#9. Because God knows, searches and clearly understands the minds, hearts, thoughts, and nature of all, his supreme kindness and clemency do not permit anyone at all who is not guilty of deliberate sin to suffer eternal punishments.

Pope Pius IX

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#10. Much more may a judge overweigh himself in cruelty than in clemency.

Philip Sidney

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#11. Prayer is powerful! It fills the earth with mercy, it makes the Divine clemency pass from generation to generation; right along the course of the centuries wonderful works have been achieved through prayer.

Frances Xavier Cabrini

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#12. The Americas became a symbol of clemency, of a second chance.

Neil Gaiman

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#13. This is a boy's lot: anything he does, anything whatever, may afterward turn out to have been a crime - he never knows. And punishment and clemency are alike inexplicable.

Booth Tarkington

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#14. Clemency marvelled, trying a purple eyeshadow shot with gold sparkly bits on the back of her hand

Jill Mansell

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#15. Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudius Claudianus

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#16. Hell is nothing but a place we wish God has created for our enemies, we ourselves think that he will ultimately show some kind of clemency towards us

Bangambiki Habyarimana

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#17. The clemency of Princes is often but policy to win the affections of the people.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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#18. A nation of slaves is always prepared to applaud the clemency of their master who, in the abuse of absolute power, does not proceed to the last extremes of injustice and oppression.

Edward Gibbon

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#19. There was one awkward moment where a black man stood-up to ask a question and out of habit, Bush said 'Clemency denied.'

Bill Maher

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#20. There are in you two qualities that God loves: clemency [al-hilm] and forbearance [al-ana, "nobleness," "tolerance"].

Tariq Ramadan

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#21. I believed in clemency, once," Captain Noble said, at last, "A long time ago, before I learned that the world is a hard place, and those who cannot bear what befalls them, no matter how ill, will be crushed in favor of those who will. There is no clemency, Ellis, only survival.

G.L. Tysk

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#22. God's forgiveness allows us to be honest with ourselves. We recognize our imperfections, admit our failures, and plead to God for clemency.

Jonathan Sacks

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#23. I say that every prince ought to desire to be considered clement and not cruel. Nevertheless he ought to take care not to misuse this clemency.

Niccolo Machiavelli

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#24. You begged me for clemency once," he called over the dead reaches of the Fold, over the hungry shrieks of the horrors he had made. "Is this your idea of mercy?"
Another bullet hit the sand, only inches from us. Yes, I thought as the power rose up inside me, the mercy you taught me.

Leigh Bardugo

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#25. To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty.

Maximilien De Robespierre

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#26. I hope that a move toward clemency with Judge Afiuni would be a step towards the importance of maintaining a properly functioning justice system.

Noam Chomsky

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#27. Two orders of mankind are the enemies of church and state; the king without clemency, and the holy man without learning.


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For us and for our tragedy,
Here stooping to your clemency,
We beg your hearing patiently.
Is this a prologue or the posy of a ring?

William Shakespeare

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#29. I was brought up to believe that everyone brave is forgiven, but in wartime courage is cheap and clemency out of season. Unless

Chris Cleave

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#30. The seeds of freedom ... have now been scattered where despotism and tyranny ranked and ruled, will be watered by the enlivening dews of God's clemency, till the reapers abolitionists shall shout the harvest home.

Henry McNeal Turner

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#31. I am loath to call clemency what was, rather, the exhaustion of cruelty.


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#32. Courage and clemency are equal virtues.

Delarivier Manley

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#33. Clemency, which we make a virtue of, proceeds sometimes from vanity, sometimes from indolence, often from fear, and almost always from a mixture of all three.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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#34. To be good to the vile is to throw water into the sea.

Miguel De Cervantes

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#35. In general, indulgence for those we know is rarer than pity for those we know not.

Antoine Rivarol

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#36. [The] self overcoming of justice: one knows the beautiful name it has given itself
mercy ...

Friedrich Nietzsche

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#37. I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

Abraham Lincoln

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