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54 Revenge Quotes

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

Josh Billings Quotes

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Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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By taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing over it, he is superior.

Unknown Quotes

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By taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing over it, he is superior.

Unknown Quotes

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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 Quotes , Source: Of Revenge

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Sweet is revenge--especially to women.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 124)

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Revenge is profitable.

Edward Gibbon Quotes , Source: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (ch. XI)

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It [revenge] is sweeter far than flowing honey.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (XVIII, 109)

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Revenge is sweeter than life itself. So think fools. [Lat., At vindicta bonum vita jucundius ipsa nempe hoc indocti.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (XIII, 180)

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Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind. [Lat., Semper et infirmi est animi exiguique voluptas Ultio.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (XIII, 189)

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No one rejoices more in revenge than woman. [Lat., Vindicta Nemo magis gaudet quam foemina.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (XIII, 191)

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Which, if not victory, is yet revenge.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 105)

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I will not leave you until I have seen you hanged. [Fr., Je ne te quitterai point que je ne t'aie vu pendu.]

Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere Quotes , Source: Le Medecin Malgre Lui (III, 9)

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One sole desire, one passion now remains To keep life's fever still within his veins, Vengeance! dire vengeance on the wretch who cast O'er him and all he lov'd that ruinous blast.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Lalla Rookh--The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan

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Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Lalla Rookh--The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan

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Those who plot the destruction of others often fall themselves. [Lat., Saepe intereunt aliis meditantes necem.]

Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) Quotes , Source: Fables--Appendix (VI, 11)

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All the old knives That have rusted in my back, I drive in yours.

Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) Quotes , Source: Fables--Appendix (VI, 11)

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If it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Shylock at III, i)

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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. Quotes

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A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.

Francis Bacon Quotes

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Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.

Earl of Chesterfield Quotes

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Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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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 Bronte Quotes

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Anyone can rat, but it takes a certain amount of ingenuity to re-rat.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (3) Quotes , Source: on rejoining the Conservatives 20 years after leaving the Liberals

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'Tis an old tale, and often told; But did my fate and wish agree, Ne'er had been read, in story old, Of maiden true betray'd for gold, That loved, or was avenged, like me!

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: Marmion (canto II, st. 27)

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