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.
Fiction is an act of revenge.
Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.
Revenge proves its own executioner.
To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster: Either condemn or crown your hatred.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
Revenge converts a little right into a great wrong.
What is revenge but courage to call in our honor's debts, and wisdom to convert others' self-love into our own protection?
Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.
While you are meditating revenge, the devil is meditating a recruit.
Revenge is sweeter than life itself. So think fools.
Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive
There's small Revenge in Words, but Words may be greatly revenged
Revenge has no more quenching effect on emotions than salt water has on thirst.
Revenge is an inhuman word.
Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.
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.
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.
Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
Revenge, we find, the abject pleasure of an abject mind.
Revenge could steal a man's life until there was nothing left but emptiness.
The weapon of suicide bombing is so desperate that you aren't even left with the possibility of taking revenge or punishing anyone; the terrorist is killed along with his victims, his blood mixing with theirs.†
I don't speak of revenge or forgiveness; forgetting is the only revenge and the only forgiveness.
Power is better than revenge. Power is a live thing, by which you reach out to grasp the future. Revenge is a dead thing, reaching out from the past to grasp you.
In revenge a man is but even with his enemy; for it is a princely thing to pardon, and Solomon saith it is the glory of a man to pass over a transgression.