Revenge Quotes

Fiction is an act of revenge.

John Hawkes

I don’t think you should support the death penalty to seek revenge. I don’t think that’s right. I think the reason to support the death penalty is because it saves other people’s lives.

George Walker Bush

I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for neither of these weaken the enemy, but threats make him more cautious, and the other excites his hatred, and a desire to revenge himself.

Niccolo Machiavelli

There are minds so impatient of inferiority, that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.

Samuel Johnson

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation.

Martin Luther King Jr

The tree of revenge does not carry fruit

Dutch Proverb

Revenge is the abject pleasure of an abject mind.

Juvenal

By luxury we condemn ourselves to greater torments than have yet been invented by anger or revenge, or inflicted by the greatest tyrants upon the worst of men.

Sir William

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

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

Confucius

When we take revenge against another, we lose some of our innocence.

Patrice Redd Vecchione

Storing up pain, nurturing your hurt, plotting revenge - all these punish you more than they do the backstabbers.

Les Parrott

Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.

Scott Adams

Therein lies the defect of revenge: it's all in the anticipation; the thing itself is a pain, not a pleasure; at least the pain is the biggest end of it.

Mark Twain

Revenge is a confession of pain

Latin Proverb

Revenge is an inhuman word.

Seneca

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

Juvenal

Revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude

Charles Caleb Colton

Revenge commonly hurts both the offerer and sufferer; as we see in a foolish bee, which in her anger invenometh the flesh and loseth her sting, and so lives a drone ever after.

Joseph Hall

While you are meditating revenge, the devil is meditating a recruit.

Francois de Malherbe

Revenge is barren of itself; itself is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its saiety, despair.

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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

John Milton

Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.

Sir Henry Bulwer

What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures

Samuel Gompers
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