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Wise Quotes about Revenge

May you find great value in these Revenge quotes and sayings.

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

"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

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

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.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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 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

Looking good is the best revenge.
- Ivana Trump

Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness.
- Thomas Fuller

It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous,
that he entraps them by the force of the very passion
they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.
- George Santayana

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love has its place, as does hate.
Peace has its place, as does war.
Mercy has its place, as do cruelty and revenge.
- 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

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

Success is the sweetest revenge.
- Vanessa Williams

Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.
- Edward Gibbon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Revenge proves its own executioner.
- John Ford

I fear that our true motivation is about oil and our own flailing economy;
about the failure to destroy Al Qaeda and about revenge.
- Dave Matthews

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

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

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.
- Francis Bacon

I've seen the teaser trailer for Revenge of the Sith
though and I think it will be excellent.
- David Prowse

It was all about wanting to get revenge.
Pathetic, really, but it still is the motivation.
- Julian Clary

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

Revenge is sweet and not fattening.
- Alfred Hitchcock

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

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

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

Justice is revenge.
- Saad Hariri

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will,
in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their
presence we are diminishing our future.
- Marya Mannes

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

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


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