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Revenge Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Revenge

Please enjoy these Revenge Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Anger Vengeance Forgiveness Blame Guilt

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The 3 Rs that Plague Humanity:
Regret, Resentment, and Revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
- Francis Bacon

"Fair" is not a useful concept.
Life is not "fair."
You can't make life "fair."
You can get angry.
You can complain about life not being "fair."
You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently.
You can inflict great suffering upon yourself
in the name of life being "unfair."
And Life is still not "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The ugliest word in the world is revenge.
It spells hate; it spells fear; it spells greed.
For my loss, I must kill; I must steal - must avenge.
It's your fault; you must pay; you must bleed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge
than to let him keep her.
- Sacha Guitry

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
- Josh Billings

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

Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints
to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
- Confucius

(Jesus on Anger and Revenge)
You have heard that it was said,
"Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth."
But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person.
If someone strikes you on the right cheek,
turn to him the other also.
- Matthew 5:38-39

The best revenge is massive success.
- Frank Sinatra

Most action is based on redemption and revenge,
and that's a formula.
Moby Dick was formula.
It's how you get to the conclusion that makes it interesting.
- Sylvester Stallone

No trait is more justified than revenge in the right time and place.
- Meir Kahane

Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on;
its delight is murder,
and its end is despair.
- Friedrich Schiller

Instead of a man of peace and love, I have become a
man of violence and revenge.
- Hiawatha

Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
- Elizabeth Fry

Revenge is sweet and not fattening.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.
- Edward Gibbon

Revenge is not always sweet, once it is consummated
we feel inferior to our victim.
- Emile M. Cioran

I mean, who wants to live waking up...
at least I don't want to live waking up everyday about revenge.
- Mitchell Baker

To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.
- Marcus Aurelius

Our trouble is that we drink too much tea.
I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient,
which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats.
- J. B. Priestley

Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change,
history finds its revenge by stamping the collective
unconsciousness with habits and values.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger

Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness;
anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Gorgeous hair is the best revenge.
- Ivana Trump

I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get
revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist.
- Robert Crumb

All my movies, like Revenge, are under two hours.
- Tony Scott

Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art
is as a means of sensual titillation.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Our revenge will be the laughter of our children.
- Bobby Sands

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

Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.
- Ambrose Bierce

I choose not to give energy to the emotions of revenge,
hatred or the desire to subjugate.
- Rosanne Cash

I am the son of peasants and I know what is happening in the villages.
That is why I wanted to take revenge,
and I regret nothing.
- Gavrilo Princip

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

People don't remember.
Revenge is sweet.
- Tracey Emin

Follow me if I advance!
Kill me if I retreat!
Revenge me if I die!
- Ngo Dinh Diem

Living well is the best revenge.
- George Herbert

He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green,
which otherwise would heal and do well.
- John Milton

The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
- Marcus Aurelius

Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through
man's restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.
- Ralph Steadman

Men should be either treated generously or destroyed,
because they take revenge for slight injuries -
for heavy ones they cannot.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life;
it supports them all,
lends strength to them all ambition,
cruelty,
avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.
- Marquis de Sade

Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands:
it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on
more innocent families and communities.
- Cat Stevens

To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster;
either condemn or crown your hatred.
- Pierre Corneille

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

Serial killing is not about sex at all,
but about power and control and revenge on society.
- Pat Brown

Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation.
For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Some wars have been due to the lust of rulers for power and glory,
or to revenge to wipe out the humiliation of a former defeat.
- John Boyd Orr

To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
- Alexander Pope

Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace.
I think liberation must come from within.
- Sandra Cisneros

Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
- Scott Adams

Success is the sweetest revenge.
- Vanessa Williams

In human history, the desire for revenge and the desire
for loot have often been closely associated.
- John McCarthy

Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes,
But only death the jealous eyes can close.
- William Wycherley

It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry,
but I think this film deals more with the loss of his
wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films.
- Vin Diesel

This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green,
which otherwise would heal and do well.
- Francis Bacon

Some may seek revenge, but this is not our policy.
- Joe Slovo

The people who influenced me most were the people who
said I would never make it.
They gave me a thirst for revenge.
- Colin Mochrie

Looking good is the best revenge.
- Ivana Trump

Justice is revenge.
- Saad Hariri

Revenge proves its own executioner.
- John Ford

While seeking revenge, dig two graves -
one for yourself.
- Douglas Horton

The best revenge in the world is success.
- Suge Knight

There is nothing funny about Halloween.
This sarcastic festival reflects, rather,
an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
- Jean Baudrillard

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.
- Susan Sontag


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