Revenge Quotes

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

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.†

A. B. Yehoshua

Revenge, we find, the abject pleasure of an abject mind.


Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.

George Bernard Shaw

'Tis more noble to forgive, and more manly to despise, than to revenge an Injury.

Benjamin Franklin

Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.

Austin O'Malley

Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.

Francis Bacon

The indulgence of revenge tends to make men more savage and cruel.

Henry Home

Revenge is sweeter than life itself. So think fools.

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