|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| As freely as the firmament embraces the world, so mercy must encircle friend and foe.|
Friedrich von Schiller
|The quality of mercy is not strained.|
It droppeth, as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blessed;
It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes.
| Mercy is like a rainbow, we must never look for it after dark.|