Definitions: (1) mild in temper and disposition; tender; compassionate; (2) inclined to be merciful; kind; (3) able to control oneself when provoked; forbearing
People Who Exemplify This Quality: Jesus during his sham trial and execution.
• Nothing in human nature is so God-like as the disposition to do good to our fellow-creatures. — Samuel Richardson (1689–1761) English writer
• Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive. — Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 bc– 43 bc) Roman statesman