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54 Revenge Quotes

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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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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Women do most delight in revenge.

Sir Thomas Browne Quotes , Source: Christian Morals (part III, sec. XII)

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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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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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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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Behold, on wrong Swift vengeance waits; and art subdues the strong.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. VIII, l. 367), (Pope's translation)

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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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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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Revenge is an inhuman word. [Lat., Inhumanum verbum est ultio.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: De Ira (II, 31)

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And where the offense is, let the great axe fall.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (King at IV, v)

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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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Revenge converts a little right into a great wrong.

German Proverb 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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No more tears now; I will think about revenge.

Mary, Queen of Scots Quotes

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Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.

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

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