Therefore, Jew, Though justice be thy plea, consider this, That, in the course of justice, none of us Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy;

-Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice” (c 1596)

The quality of mercy (Shakespeare quote) – Wikipedia

” The quality of mercy” is a quote by Portia in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice ; it occurs during Act 4, Scene 1, set in a Venetian Court of Justice. It is the speech in which Portia begs Shylock for mercy.

grows on you as time goes by.