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If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?William Shakespeare
A man who contemplates revenge keeps his wounds green.Francis Bacon
Revenge is the act of passion, vengeance is an act of justice.Samuel Johnson
Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.Jesus Christ
Humiliation sets armies marching, empires falling, breaks hearts and minds and souls.Janet Morris
"I must decide if you deserve to die."Janet Morris, Chris Morris
While seeking revenge, dig two graves -- one for yourself.Doug Horton
Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavor, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.Charlotte Brontë
Don't get mad, get even.Robert F. Kennedy
"Learn when to fear, and how to fear, and how much to fear, before you squander all you have left."Janet Morris, Chris Morris
Nothing powers hate better than embarrassment.Janet Morris
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.Francis Bacon
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.Confucius
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.Lou Holtz
That old law about an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.Martin Luther King, Jr.
Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind.Juvenal
Revenge converts a little right into a great wrong.
Here Stormbringer spies the Stepsons, the Theban fighters, and the 3rd Commando, attending to their own. In the face of such unflinching determination and unswerving devotion, the hurricane pauses and calms. Its ravings turn to mutters.Janet Morris, Chris Morris
Just vengeance does not call for punishment.Pierre Corneille
"I thought we’d die there, quarrels in our backs, you for what you did and me for bearing witness.”Janet Morris
Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.William Shakespeare
A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.Edgar Allan Poe
"Revenge is fruitless."Janet Morris
Revenge is never the best driver for a battle, but a common one.Janet Morris, Chris Morris
Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
MatthewGill added God will forgive them. He'll forgive them and allow them into Heaven. I can't live with that. Shame Meadows
Siersha 2 added There's small revenge in words, but words may be greatly revenged. (Benjamin Franklin)
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.Mahatma Gandhi
Siersha 2 added "We've all got it comin', kid." (William Munny, The Unforgiven)
Siersha 2 added He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends on of yours to the hospital, you send on of his to the morgue. Thanks the Chicago Way. (Jim Malone, The Untouchables)
Siersha 2 added Funny thing about revenge. It could make a killer out of a nun. (K. Hendrickson)
Siersha 2 added To admit wanting revenge is to admit you have been crushed and need to be rebuilt. Few are comfortable admitting that, even to themselves. (Laura Blumenfeld)
Siersha 2 added Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord. Romans 12: 19.
"I want to live like a man."Janet Morris, Chris Morris
No revenge is so heroic than that which torments envy by doing good.
Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.Percy Bysshe Shelley
And, re-assembling our afflicted powers, consult how we may henceforth most offend.John Milton
Siersha 2 added "Deserve's got nothin' to do with it". (William Munny, The Unforgiven)
Siersha 2 added Gorgeous hair is the best revenge. (Ivana Trump)
Siersha 2 added Very often, actual revenge is beyond our means, and we are driven to indulge in prospective, circuitous and imaginary retaliations, from thence deriving a few drops of satisfaction in the ideal form. (Alexander Bain)
Siersha 2 added Revenge is not always sweet. Once it is consummated, we feel inferior to our victim. (Emil Cioran)
Siersha 2 added Revenge is the raging fire that consumes the arsonist. (Max Lucado)
Siersha 2 added Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated. (George Bernard Shaw)
Siersha 2 added Let go of offense. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don't live angry. Let Go Now! (Joel Osteen)
Siersha 2 added Revenge is for children and the emotionally retarded. (Frank Herbert)
Siersha 2 added Revenge is but a small circle. (Edward Counsel)
Siersha 2 added The pleasure of revenge is like the pleasure of eating chalk and coals. (Jeremy Taylor)
Siersha 2 added Now I could drink hot blood. (Shakespeare's Hamlet)
Siersha 2 added Revenge is sweet and not fattening. (Alfred Hitchcock)
Siersha 2 added "The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this at length leads to a more formal and permanent despotism." President George Washington