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The Best Quotes About Revenge 

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Updated June 14, 2019 1.5k votes 489 voters 91.8k views 51 items

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A list of the best revenge quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous revenge quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic revenge quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational revenge quotes from that same writer.

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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
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Revenge is the act of passion, vengeance is an act of justice. Samuel Johnson
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Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. Confucius
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A man who contemplates revenge keeps his wounds green. Francis Bacon
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You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him. Lou Holtz
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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
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Humiliation sets armies marching, empires falling, breaks hearts and minds and souls. Janet Morris
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While seeking revenge, dig two graves -- one for yourself. Doug Horton
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Don't get mad, get even. Robert F. Kennedy
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Nothing powers hate better than embarrassment. Janet Morris
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"I must decide if you deserve to die." Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself. William Shakespeare
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An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind. Mahatma Gandhi
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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.
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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
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Siersha 2 added Revenge is sweet and not fattening. (Alfred Hitchcock)
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Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind. Juvenal
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"Learn when to fear, and how to fear, and how much to fear, before you squander all you have left." Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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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
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Revenge converts a little right into a great wrong.
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Siersha 2 added Funny thing about revenge. It could make a killer out of a nun. (K. Hendrickson)
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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)
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MatthewGill added God will forgive them. He'll forgive them and allow them into Heaven. I can't live with that.
Shame Meadows
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Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you. Austin O'Malley
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Siersha 2 added There's small revenge in words, but words may be greatly revenged. (Benjamin Franklin)