Offenders never pardon.
It is easy to condemn, it is better to pity.
Lyman Abbott (1835-1922) American Congregationalist minister.
Teach me to feel another's woe. To hide the fault I see: that the mercy I show to others; that mercy also show to me.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet and satirist.
In case of doubt we should always lean on the side of mercy.
Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.
George Washington (1732-1799) First President of the USA.