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Quotes About Revenge

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Mahatma Gandhi
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Cassandra Clare
“I don't want tea," said Clary, with muffled force. "I want to find my mother. And then I want to find out who took her in the first place, and I want to kill them."
"Unfortunately," said Hodge, "we're all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it's either tea or nothing.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

J.K. Rowling
“Harry was left to ponder in silence the depths to which girls would sink to get revenge.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

William Goldman
“My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

George R.R. Martin
“I will hurt you for this. I don't know how yet, but give me time. A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you'll know the debt is paid.”
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

J.K. Rowling
“I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“Revenge proves its own executioner.”
John Ford, The Broken Heart

Criss Jami
“Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

William Shakespeare
“I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases,
heal'd by the same means, warm'd and cool'd by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is?

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, do we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that.”
William Shakespeare

Marcus Aurelius
“The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Neal Stephenson
“Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, and devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad.”
Neal Stephenson

Anne Lamott
“Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.”
Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

Mary Higgins Clark
“When someone is mean to me, I just make them a victim in my next book.”
Mary Higgins Clark

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

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

Walt Whitman
“God is a mean-spirited, pugnacious bully bent on revenge against His children for failing to live up to his impossible standards.”
Walt Whitman

Eoin Colfer
“Humm humm haaa. Rahmumm humm haaaa," intoned Opal, finishing her chant. "Peace be inside me, tolerance all around me, forgiveness in my path. Now, Mervall, show me where the filthy human is so that I may feed him his organs.”
Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox

Darren Shan
“I don't like it, but my hands are tied. I just want you to know this: if I ever get the chance to betray you, I will. If the opportunity arises to pay you back, I'll take it. You'll never be able to trust me.”
Darren Shan, A Living Nightmare

Marcus Aurelius
“The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

William Makepeace Thackeray
“Revenge may be wicked, but it’s natural.”
William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair

John Dryden
“Beware the fury of a patient man.”
John Dryden

Niccolò Machiavelli
“People should either be caressed or crushed. If you do them minor damage they will get their revenge; but if you cripple them there is nothing they can do. If you need to injure someone, do it in such a way that you do not have to fear their vengeance.”
Niccolò Machiavelli

Mark  Lawrence
“Tell me, tutor,' I said. 'Is revenge a science, or an art?”
Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

Shannon L. Alder
“Reputation is what others think of us; character is what God knows of us. When you have spent what feels like eternity trying to repair a few moments of time that destroyed the view others once had of you then you must ask yourself if you have the problem or is it really them? God doesn’t make us try so hard, only enemies do.”
Shannon L. Alder

Khalil Gibran
“An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.”
Khalil Gibran

Alexandre Dumas
“Fool that I am," said he,"that I did not tear out my heart the day I resolved to revenge myself".”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Laura Hillenbrand
“The paradox of vengefulness is that it makes men dependent upon those who have harmed them, believing that their release from pain will come only when their tormentors suffer.”
Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Euripides
“Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make.”
Euripides, Medea

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