There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.— Freda Adler
Most Powerful Lenience quotations
Pardon one offence, and you encourage the commission of many.
Harshness towards individuals who flout the laws and commands of the state is for the public good; no greater crime against the public interest is possible than to show leniency to those who violate it.
Grace is power, not just pardon.
Grace is not simply leniency when we have sinned.
Grace is the enabling gift of God not to sin. Grace is power, not just pardon.
A white lie is always pardonable. But he who tells the truth without compulsion merits no leniency.
We may gamble on outsmarting the law;
we may even gamble on the leniency of man and the mercy of God-but no man ever won a gamble with his own conscience. Even should he think he has beaten his conscience into submission, his misdeeds still leave their mark upon him. Anyone who gambles against this fact has already lost his gamble.
Without [firmness] I see the majority of Communities that are lax reach that state because of the excessive leniency of Superiors. So, be firm, Monsieur.
At the very worst, if I have a short-lived career, at least I could say I sparked a change - that I inspired some leniency in what people accept in hip-hop. And if I have a very long career and can be gyrating in a leotard at 35, that would be great.
I'm consciously aware, specifically with the comic book world, where there's a built-in fanbase. But, there's a little bit of leniency because there are a couple different universes.
Specifically, I’d like to debate whether cannibalism ought to be grounds for leniency in murders, since it’s less wasteful.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
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.
People have a lot less leniency for some reason for women straying from a relationship than they do for men.
What moralist can deny that well-bred and vicious people are much more agreeable than their virtuous counterparts? Having crimes to atone for, they provisionally solicit indulgence by showing leniency toward the defects of their judges. Thus they pass for excellent folk.
I plead for leniency. I understand that the road to redemption is going to be long for me.
Nothing can be more cruel than the leniency which abandons others to their sin.
Nothing can be more compassionate than the severe reprimand which calls another Christian in one’s community back from the path of sin.
He could very likely have appealed for leniency.
At least he could have saved his life by agreeing to leave Athens. But had he done this he would not have been Socrates. He valued his conscience--and the truth-- higher than life.