Revenge Quotes

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 don't speak of revenge or forgiveness; forgetting is the only revenge and the only forgiveness.

Jorge Luis Borges

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

William Wycherley

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

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

Emile M. Cioran

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

Martin Luther King Jr

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

Samuel Johnson

Heart attacks... God's revenge for eating his little animal friends.


Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.

Susan Sontag

Revenge could steal a man's life until there was nothing left but emptiness.

Louis L'Amour

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

Jean Baudrillar

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
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