If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
The thirst for vengeance was the beautiful nature which Homer imitated.
Vengeance is not the point; change is. But the trouble is that in most people's minds the thought of victory and the thought of punishing the enemy coincide.
The whole human race loses by every act of personal vengeance.
Vengeance is in my heart, death in my hand,Blood and revenge are hammering in my head.
He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves: one for his enemy and one for himself
Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.
I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.
Just vengeance does not call for punishment.
Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
The injury that we do to a man must be such that we need not fear his vengeance.
When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Vengeance taken will often tear the heart and torment the conscience.
In high vengeance there is noble scorn.
The noblest vengeance is to forgive.
Vengeance is not the point; change is.
But the trouble is that in most [people's]
minds the thought of victory and the
thought of punishing the enemy coincide.
Delay in vengeance gives a heavier blow.
An essential condition of listening to God is that the mind should not be distracted by thoughts of resentment, ill-temper, hatred or vengeance, all of which are comprised in the general term, the wrath of man.
All religions are cruel, all founded on blood; for all rest principally on the idea of sacrifice-that is, on the perpetual immolation of humanity to the insatiable vengeance of divinity.
It is not violence that best overcomes hate nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury.
Revenge is the act of passion, vengeance is an act of justice.
A surging, seething, murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate.
I have the feeling that this Moscow Pact will at some time or other exact vengeance upon National Socialism.