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Revenge quotes and quotations

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
Josh Billings

Don't get mad, get even.
Robert F. Kennedy

Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.
George Bernard Shaw

Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavor, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.
Charlotte Bronte

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
Mahatma Gandhi

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.
Paul Gauguin

Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
Scott Adams

In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
Sir Francis Bacon

Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to the more ought law to weed it out.
Sir Francis Bacon

Live well. It is the greatest revenge.
The Talmud

Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
Francis Bacon

Women do most delight in revenge.
Sir Thomas Browne

Sweet is revenge--especially to women.
Lord Byron

Anyone can rat, but it takes a certain amount of ingenuity to re-rat.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (3)

'Tis more noble to forgive, and more manly to despise, than to revenge an Injury.
Benjamin Franklin

Behold, on wrong Swift vengeance waits; and art subdues the strong.
Homer

Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind.
Juvenal

Which, if not victory, is yet revenge.
John Milton

Revenge, at first though sweet, Bitter ere long back on itself recoils.
John Milton

Revenge is sweeter than life itself. So think fools.
Juvenal

Revenge is profitable.
Edward Gibbon

It [revenge] is sweeter far than flowing honey.
Homer

I will not leave you until I have seen you hanged.
Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere

Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.
Thomas Moore

No one rejoices more in revenge than woman.
Juvenal

Those who plot the destruction of others often fall themselves.
Phaedrus

'Tis an old tale, and often told; But did my fate and wish agree, Ne'er had been read, in story old, Of maiden true betray'd for gold, That loved, or was avenged, like me!
Sir Walter Scott

Revenge converts a little right into a great wrong.
German Proverb

In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
Francis Bacon

You cannot get ahead while you are getting even.
Dick Armey

One good act of vengeance deserves another.
John Jefferson

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
Francis Bacon

Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.
Earl of Chesterfield

Vengeance to God alone belongs; But, when I think of all my wrongs My blood is liquid flame!
Sir Walter Scott

If I can catch him once upon the hip, I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.
William Shakespeare

All the old knives That have rusted in my back, I drive in yours.
Phaedrus

One sole desire, one passion now remains To keep life's fever still within his veins, Vengeance! dire vengeance on the wretch who cast O'er him and all he lov'd that ruinous blast.
Thomas Moore

Revenge is an inhuman word.
Seneca

If it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge.
William Shakespeare

Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
Samuel Johnson

Revenge has no more quenching effect on emotions than salt water has on thirst.
Walter Weckler

Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.
Austin O'Malley

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Live well. It is the greatest revenge.
The Talmud

She (Eleanor Roosevelt) got even in a way that was almost cruel. She forgave them.
Ralph McGill

And where the offense is, let the great axe fall.
William Shakespeare

No more tears now; I will think about revenge.
Mary, Queen of Scots

Just vengeance does not call for punishment.
Pierre Corneille