Revenge Quotes

Most popular revenge quotes

An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Envy, like thirst for revenge, is the wicked person's version of our natural sense of injustice.

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Growing up is the best revenge.
Living well is the best revenge.

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Revenge is a dish best served cold.

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Forget injuries; never forget kindnesses.

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Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.

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Getting even throws everything out of balance.
Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
No one ever forgets where he buried the hatchet.
Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

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While seeking revenge, dig two graves—one for yourself.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
He who turns the other cheek too far gets it in the neck.

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To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.

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Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.
If thine enemy wrong thee, buy each of his children a drum.
— Chinese proverb

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Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
— Exodus 21:24

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If thine enemy wrongs thee, buy each of his children a drum.
— Chinese proverb

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A woman's desire for revenge outlasts all her other emotions.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Revenge is always the pleasure of a paltry, feeble, tiny mind.
That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.

justice

The voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
— Genesis 4:10

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Don't go looking for a fight—but if you're hit, deck the bastard.
Forgive your enemies—if you can't get back at them any other way.
It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.

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Revenge has no more quenching effect on emotions than salt water has on thirst.
When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
There is no passion of the human heart that promises so much, and pays so little, as revenge.
Gentlemen, You have undertaken to cheat me. I won't sue you, for law is too slow. I'll ruin you.

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Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
Revenge is barren.  Of itself it makes
The dreadful food it feeds on; its delight
Is murder—its satiety despair.
To crave revenge is to fall down before one's enemy and eat dust at his feet.  What worse can we let him do to us?
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
One of the shameful chapters of this country was how many of the comfortable—especially those who profited from the misery of others—abused her. But she got even in a way that was almost cruel. She forgave them.
It may be that vengeance is sweet, and that the gods forbade vengeance to men because they reserved for themselves so delicious and intoxicating a drink.  But no one should drain the cup to the bottom.  The dregs are often filthy-tasting.
Vengeance is a need, the most intense and profound of all, and...each man must satisfy it, if only in words.  If we stifle that need, we expose ourselves to certain disturbances.  More than one disorder—perhaps all disorders—derive from a vengeance too long postponed.