The quality of mercy is not strained.William Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath.
It is twice blessed:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest.
It’s a poetic quotation signifying the quality of mercy. This poetic statement is stated by Portia to Shylock in the play ‘The Merchant of Venice‘ written by William Shakespeare.