Quotes and Sayings about Revenge



"Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Forgiveness, Nothing, Revenge)

"The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Injury, Revenge)

"To refrain from imitation is the best revenge."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Imitation, Revenge)

"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
(Related: Nature, Justice, Law, Man, Revenge)

"A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Man, Revenge, Wounds)

"In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Enemy, Man, Revenge)

"This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Man, Revenge, Wounds)

"I mean, who wants to live waking up... at least I don't want to live waking up everyday about revenge."
- Mitchell Baker
(Related: Revenge, Waking, Want)

"There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Funny, Children, Nothing, Revenge, Sarcastic, World)

"Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Patience, Planning, Revenge, Worth)

"There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Forgiveness, Revenge)

"In the Seventies, a lot of executions via electric chair failed because of technical problems. Seed tells the true story of someone who survived and sought revenge. They buried him alive to make it seem he was dead."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: Problems, Revenge)

"Serial killing is not about sex at all, but about power and control and revenge on society."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Power, Society, Sex, Control, Killing, Revenge)

"Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Anger, Forgiveness, Revenge)

"I choose not to give energy to the emotions of revenge, hatred or the desire to subjugate."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Desire, Emotions, Energy, Hatred, Revenge)

"Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury."
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Related: Soul, Injury, Revenge)

"Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: War, Defense, Revenge)

"Revenge is not always sweet, once it is consummated we feel inferior to our victim."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Revenge)

"Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace. I think liberation must come from within."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Peace, Clarity, Revenge, Violence)

"It was all about wanting to get revenge. Pathetic, really, but it still is the motivation."
- Julian Clary
(Related: Motivation, Revenge)

"Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire."
- Confucius
(Related: People, Boredom, Revenge)

"To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Court, Disaster, Hatred, Revenge)

"I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist."
- Robert Crumb
(Related: Famous, Revenge, World)

"Follow me if I advance! Kill me if I retreat! Revenge me if I die!"
- Ngo Dinh Diem
(Related: Revenge)

"It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry, but I think this film deals more with the loss of his wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Wife, Deals, Film, Loss, Revenge)

"People don't remember. Revenge is sweet."
- Tracey Emin
(Related: People, Revenge)

"The ultimate revenge is being on Top Of The Pops."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Being, Revenge)

"Revenge proves its own executioner."
- John Ford
(Related: Revenge)

"Getting inside the mind of a terrorist wasn't difficult at all. Even as children, human beings fabricate elaborate revenge fantasies. We're not a particular species. Check out popular video games."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Children, Games, Mind, Popular, Revenge)

"Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal."
- Elizabeth Fry
(Related: Crime, Punishment, Reform, Revenge)

"Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Men, Kindness, Revenge)

"Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge."
- Paul Gauguin
(Related: Dreams, Life, Being, Revenge)

"Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Gratitude, Revenge)

"When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her."
- Sacha Guitry
(Related: Wife, Man, Revenge)

"Justice is revenge."
- Saad Hariri
(Related: Justice, Revenge)

"Living well is the best revenge."
- George Herbert
(Related: Living, Revenge)

"Instead of a man of peace and love, I have become a man of violence and revenge."
- Hiawatha
(Related: Peace, Love, Man, Revenge, Violence)

"Revenge is sweet and not fattening."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Revenge)

"While seeking revenge, dig two graves - one for yourself."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Revenge)

"Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Act, Justice, Passion, Revenge, Vengeance)

"There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Gratitude, Inferiority, Benefits, Obligation, Pain, Pleasure, Revenge)

"Love has its place, as does hate. Peace has its place, as does war. Mercy has its place, as do cruelty and revenge."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Love, Peace, War, Cruelty, Hate, Mercy, Revenge)

"No trait is more justified than revenge in the right time and place."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Time, Revenge, Right)

"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Love, Aggression, Conflict, Man, Revenge)

"The best revenge in the world is success."
- Suge Knight
(Related: Success, Revenge, World)

"Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries - for heavy ones they cannot."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Men, Revenge)

"The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future."
- Marya Mannes
(Related: Abuse, Earth, End, Future, Living, Revenge, Will)

"I fear that our true motivation is about oil and our own flailing economy; about the failure to destroy Al Qaeda and about revenge."
- Dave Matthews
(Related: Motivation, Fear, Failure, Economy, Oil, Revenge)

"In human history, the desire for revenge and the desire for loot have often been closely associated."
- John McCarthy
(Related: History, Desire, Revenge)

"The intrusions of the white race and the non- compliance with treaty obligations have been followed by atrocities that could alone satisfy a savage and revengeful spirit."
- Nelson A. Miles
(Related: Race, Spirit)

"He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well."
- John Milton
(Related: Revenge, Wounds)

"Revenge is a way of life and definitely some thing that we identify with. We all feel cheated in some way about some thing and how nice it would be to do something about it. I mean ultimately it's not the most Christian of sentiments."
- Radha Mitchell
(Related: Life, Christian, Revenge)

"The people who influenced me most were the people who said I would never make it. They gave me a thirst for revenge."
- Colin Mochrie
(Related: People, Revenge)

"It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Complaint, Revenge)

"It was, however, in the interest of Osama bin Laden for us to destroy a secular Arab leader; it was very much in the interest of the Iranians because they wanted revenge against Saddam Hussein for Iraq's invasion in 1980."
- William Odom
(Related: Leader, Interest, Iraq, Osama bin laden, Revenge)

"Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you."
- Austin O'Malley
(Related: Revenge)

"Some wars have been due to the lust of rulers for power and glory, or to revenge to wipe out the humiliation of a former defeat."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Power, Defeat, Glory, Lust, Revenge)

"I think to a certain extent in Bosnia and among the Hutus in Rwanda and also among the Tutsis in Rwanda who then took revenge on the Hutus, there is a sense of being swept up and a sense that the society in which they live has gone mad."
- John Pomfret
(Related: Society, Being, Revenge, Sense)

"To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Faults, Revenge)

"Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Revenge, Tea, Trouble)

"I am the son of peasants and I know what is happening in the villages. That is why I wanted to take revenge, and I regret nothing."
- Gavrilo Princip
(Related: Son, Nothing, Regret, Revenge)

"I've seen the teaser trailer for Revenge of the Sith though and I think it will be excellent."
- David Prowse
(Related: Revenge, Will)

"Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Life, Strength, Ambition, Cruelty, Lust, Revenge)

"Our revenge will be the laughter of our children."
- Bobby Sands
(Related: Children, Laughter, Revenge, Will)

"It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to."
- George Santayana
(Related: Devil, Force, Passion, Revenge)

"Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Food, Delight, Despair, End, Murder, Revenge)

"Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Art, Revenge, Wit)

"Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits and values."
- Arthur M. Schlesinger
(Related: History, Change, Values, Consciousness, Habits, Revenge)

"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."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Man, Revenge, Violence, Will)

"All my movies, like Revenge, are under two hours."
- Tony Scott
(Related: Movies, Revenge)

"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
(Related: Poison, Revenge, Wrong)

"Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Age, Revenge, Worship)

"The best revenge is massive success."
- Frank Sinatra
(Related: Success, Revenge)

"Some may seek revenge, but this is not our policy."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Policy, May, Revenge)

"Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Art, Revenge)

"Most action is based on redemption and revenge, and that's a formula. Moby Dick was formula. It's how you get to the conclusion that makes it interesting."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Action, Formula, Revenge)

"Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man's restless need to exact revenge out of his hate."
- Ralph Steadman
(Related: Evil, Hate, Man, Misery, Revenge)

"The idea of revenge coming from a 14-year-old girl isn't, you know, exactly right."
- Hailee Steinfeld
(Related: Idea, Revenge, Right)

"Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands: it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on more innocent families and communities."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Muslim, Revenge, Violence)

"Gorgeous hair is the best revenge."
- Ivana Trump
(Related: Hair, Revenge)

"Looking good is the best revenge."
- Ivana Trump
(Related: Revenge)

"Success is the sweetest revenge."
- Vanessa Williams
(Related: Success, Revenge)

"May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds."
- Marianne Williamson
(Related: Love, Thoughts, Compassion, Enemies, May, Mercy, Revenge, Right, Today, Violence)

"Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close."
- William Wycherley
(Related: Death, Eyes, Hunger, Revenge, Sleep)

"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
(Related: Possibility, Blood, Revenge, Suicide, Victims)