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.
Vengeance is in my heart, death in my hand,Blood and revenge are hammering in my head.
Revenge is barren of itself; itself is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its saiety, despair.
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.†
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.
To make the distinction unmistakably clear: Civilization is the vital force in human history; culture is that inert mass of institutions and organizations which accumulate around and tend to drag down the advance of life; Civilization is Giordano Bruno facing death by fire; culture is the Cardinal Bellarmino, after ten years of inquisition, sending Bruno to the stake in the Campo di Fiori; Civilization is Sartre; culture Cocteau; Civilization is mutual aid and self-defense; culture is the judge, the lawbook and the forces of Law & Ordure (sic); Civilization is uprising, insurrection, revolution; culture is the war of state against state, or of machines against people, as in Hungary and Vietnam; Civilization is tolerance, detachment and humor, or passion, anger, revenge; culture is the entrance examination, the gas chamber, the doctoral dissertation and the electric chair; Civilization is the Ukrainian peasant Nestor Makhno fighting the Germans, then the Reds, then the Whites, then the Reds again; culture is Stalin and the Fatherland; Civilization is Jesus turning water into wine; culture is Christ walking on the waves; Civilization is a youth with a Molotov cocktail in his hand; culture is the Soviet tank or the L.A. cop that guns him down; Civilization is the wild river; culture, 592,000 tons of cement; Civilization flows; culture thickens and coagulates, like tired, sick, stifled blood.
We will never forget. If it takes us five or ten or twenty years, we will never rest until we get our revenge.