Willingness to forego what you are entitled to out of compassion for whom it would hurt.

a.k.a. clemency, indulgence, leniency

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • ruthlessness

Virtues possibly in tension

How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links

Mentioned elsewhere

Inspirational quotes

  • “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.” ―Jesus
  • “Mistrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.” ―Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra II (“On the Tarantulas”)