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91 Best Revenge Quotes That Will Make You Think Before Acting

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If you are looking for an incredible selection of revenge quotes you’re in the right place.

If you are thinking about taking revenge, it’s a good idea to think twice.

When you are truly angry about something it can be best to take a few days to cool down.

This will allow you to make a better decision with a clear mind.

This collection of quotes about revenge will help you to think before you immediately react.

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Top 10 Revenge Quotes

Revenge is a confession of pain.

Latin Proverb
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Tis more noble to forgive, and more manly to despise, than to revenge an Injury.

Benjamin Franklin
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An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.

Mahatma Gandhi
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Choose old people for enemies. They die. You win.

Jacob M. Appel
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It is commonly said that revenge is sweet, but to a calm and considerate mind, patience and forgiveness are sweeter.

Isaac Burrow
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Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries for heavy ones they cannot.

Niccolo Machiavelli
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Let go of offence. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don’t live angry, let go now.

Joel Osteen
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Revenge proves its own executioner.

John Ford
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No one messes around with a nerd’s computer and escapes unscathed.

E.A. Bucchianeri
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Revenge is sweet and not fattening.

Alfred Hitchcock
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We learn our lessons; we get hurt; we want revenge. Then we realize that actually, happiness and forgiving people is the best revenge. Madonna

The soul of mercy is better than a soul that is revengeful.

Angelina Elise

Revenge is a sorrow for the person who has to take it on. And the person who is rash enough to think it’s going to help a situation is always wrong. Louise Erdrich

The best revenge is to show them that your life is getting better after they’re gone. Nishan Panwar

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Revenge is backwardlooking, whereas rationality is forwardlooking, so the two fail to engage. Alan Hamlin

Gorgeous hair is the best revenge.

Ivana Trump

My former bullies pay extra to come backstage and meet me after shows, and I pretend not to know them in front of their friends. It is the most divine pleasure to exact the revenge of the brutalized child that resides within. Margaret Cho

Revenge is not sweet; it is gloomy and a waste of time. Anna Bayes

Revenge is never the best driver for a battle, but a common one. Janet Morris

If you feel like you need revenge, getting it won’t help you.

Steve Maraboli

Revenge is not always sweet, once it is consummated we feel inferior to our victim. Emile M. Cioran

Revenge may be wicked, but it’s natural. William Makepeace Thackeray

I was performing my ritual of sipping tea, shooting flirtatious glances and planning murder. Mingmei Yip

Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.

Friedrich Schiller

The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself. Eddie Vedder

When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her. Sacha Guitry

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Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge. Paul Gauguin

Neglect kills injuries, revenge increases them.

Benjamin Franklin

Spending plenty of time on something can be the most sophisticated form of revenge. Haruki Murakami

Harry was left to ponder in silence the depths to which girls would sink to get revenge. J. K. Rowling

I’m a fighter. I believe in the eyeforaneye business. I’m no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won’t hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat. Muhammad Ali

Every blade has two edges; he who wounds with one wounds himself with the other.

Victor Hugo

Perish the universe, provided I have my revenge! Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac

Treat all fairly or they will seek revenge. Christopher Paolini

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The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. Marcus Aurelius

It is by our actions that we are destroyed or saved. The choice is ours.

Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’ve learned that from a war ignited by revenge, nothing can be born, but sorrow. Shinobu Ohtaka

The old law about an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind. Martin Luther King Jr.

Darkness, when everything that you know and love is taken from you so harshly, all you can think about is anger, hatred, and even revenge and no one can save you. Orochimaru

Vengeance is a monster of appetite, forever bloodthirsty and never filled.

Richelle E. Goodrich

If you seek revenge, it means you’re scared or you feel guilty for what happened in some way. It’s okay to be angry with someone, but don’t think about revenge. It’s like a disease that eats you up. David Miller

Life can be savored only if you look to the future and leave vengeance to the gods. David Gemmell

Revenge is starting a fire you can’t control. Marty Rubin

They say the best revenge is living well. I say it’s acid in the facewho will love them now?

Mindy Kaling

Revenge is not worthy of you. If you concentrate on revenge, you will keep those wounds fresh that would otherwise have healed. Adeline Yen Mah

While seeking revenge, dig two gravesone for yourself. Douglas Horton

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The problem with revenge is that it never evens the score. It ties both the injured and the injurer to an escalator of pain. Both are stuck on the escalator as long as parity is demanded, and the escalator never stops. Lewis B. Smedes

Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY, says the Lord.


An eye for an eye is never enough. Never, never, never. Adrian Phoenix

Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you. Austin O’Malley

So revenge is obviously a deeply messedup expression of vindictiveness. It is hard to even call it evil. It is just plain insanity. A result of deeply messedup thinking. Venkatesh G. Rao

Revenge is always sweet, it’s the aftertaste that’s bitter.

Joshua Caleb

But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise. Exodus

There’s always enough retribution to be dealt. Amber Silvia

Motivational Revenge Quotes

We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged. Heinrich Heine

Ruining someone else’s life for attention or revenge should also come with a price.

Tomi Lahren

Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man’s restless need to exact revenge out of his hate. Ralph Steadman

Revenge is like politics, one thing always leads to another until bad has become worse, and worse has become worst. Jonas Jonasson

Do not seek power for revenge. Seek power in order to avoid situations that would make you want revenge. Salla Simukka

I’m going to get even, I swear I will. Mark my words, I’m a pregnant cranky woman with insomnia. I have time to plot my revenge.

Kim Gruenenfelder

Stronger than lover’s love is lover’s hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make. Euripides

Revenge is an infection of the spirit. Jonathan Maberry

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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. Jeremy Taylor

A man who contemplates revenge keeps his wounds green. Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. Josh Billings

A need for revenge can burn long and hot. Especially if every glance in a mirror reinforces it. Suzanne Collins

Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge. Edward G. BulwerLytton

Revenge is not a noble sentiment, but it is a human one.

Rudy Giuliani

If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind. Shannon L. Alder

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

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Revenge is what I want. Nothing but pure unadulterated revenge. But my mother brought me up to be a lady. J. P. Donleavy

Revenge is not a positive state of mind or energy to indulge your self in.

Michael K. Williams

I’m not one to take revenge. If someone does something wrong to me I leave it in the hands of the universe to take care of that person. Lana Parrilla

Funny thing about revenge. It could make a killer out of a nun. Kevis Hendrickson

Revenge writing is a female genre. Men who have been left by women or made cuckolds by rivals either lick their wounds in humiliated silence or start the Trojan Wars. Having no other power or public voice, the betrayed woman reaches for her pen. Frances Wilson

Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind.


I’m pretty Sicilian if I’ve been crossed. I don’t seek revenge, but I never forget. And I make it hard to repair, which is not a great quality because if people held me to that standard, no one would be around meever. Amy Adams

It’s important we understand our system seeks justice and not revenge. Pete Gallego

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When you begin a journey of revenge, start by digging two graves: one for your enemy, and one for yourself. Jodi Picoult

To exact revenge for yourself or your friends is not only a right, it’s an absolute duty.

Stieg Larsson

Only remember this: to seek justice is a good and noble thing, to seek revenge out of hatred is something that will devour your very soul. James Mace

Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die. Anne Lamott

God is a meanspirited, pugnacious bully bent on revenge against His children for failing to live up to his impossible standards. Walt Whitman

Living well is the best revenge.

George Herbert

It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge. Friedrich Nietzsche

Revenge is the raging fire that consumes the arsonist. Max Lucado

Revenge is selfdefeating. It will eat you away until there is nothing left. Chris Bradford

Revenge is never the answer.

Kasie West

He that has revenge in his power, and does not use it, is the greater man. Wellins Calcott

Serial killing is not about sex at all, but about power and control and revenge on society. Pat Brown

Revenge can only be found on the road to selfdestruction. Wayne Gerard Trotman


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There are lots to help you think twice before acting.

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