Quotable Thursday #7 - June 4, 2009

Once more, a quotation from Shakespeare
Shakespeare is one of my favourite sources for meaningful quotations.
So here's my second quote from the bard in these Quotable Thursdays:

The quality of mercy is not strain'd,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
-- William Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice)

Of Shakespeare's plays, the Merchant of Venice is one of the best for quotable quotes. See a couple more quotations from this wonderful play at Pamposh Dhar and Wandering Pam.

To join with your own favourite:
Either leave a quotation in a comment below this post;
or post a quotation on your own blog, together with a link to this blog; then come back here to link your blog to this via Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post. As Mr. Linky is a bit temperamental these days, please also leave a comment here to say you are joining the meme.

Related links:
Another Shakespeare quote on this blog
A Shakespeare quote on Som's blog
Quotations - A Selection
Quotable Thursday #6 - A poem by Blake

NOTE: Mr. Linky removed.


  1. Pam! I had to memorize this speech in 9th grade and I still know it by heart! I just loved this choice!

  2. I've been wanting to join this for a while now:) I made a new blog so that I could join in even more blog fun! I know that getting a blog carnival going can be frustrating but you have a great idea here Pam! Way to go girl!

  3. Hi: I posted on a book by V. S. Naipaul today, and included at the top a quotation by that writer. You can see it at http://atravelerslibrary.com

  4. Hi Pamposh! Beautiful quote. Very inspiring. Without having mercy someone could lose the soul in hatred. Sorry for my late comment here. My connection was giving me some trouble yesterday, when I was on your blog. That's why I decided to come back here this morning. Thank you for hosting another great round. My post is here. Have a wonderful day :)

  5. Hi Pam! Did you see my entry at http://happypostcards.blogspot.com
    Just checking:)

  6. Rosidah, Marie, Vera, Barbara - I love all your choices. Thanks for joining in.
    Rosidah, yours is particularly relevant to my life right now!
    Marie - love your vlog! :) And your new blog too.