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Justice tempered with mercy

Posted by ESC on December 25, 2007

In Reply to: Justice tempered with mercy posted by Old John on December 25, 2007

: I'm seeking the origin of the phrase:

: "justice tempered with mercy"

Found this:

...Yet I shall temper so
Justice with mercy.

Paradise Lost , John Milton, English poet (1608-74). Source: "Oxford Dictionary of Quotations," Fifth Edition, edited by Elizabeth Knowles (Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2001).