Retaliation Quotes

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Shannon L. Alder
“Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others-- it only changes yours.”
Shannon Alder, 300 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before It's Too Late

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

Criss Jami
“Wise men are not pacifists; they are merely less likely to jump up and retaliate against their antagonizers. They know that needless antagonizers are virtually already insecure enough.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Vengeance, retaliation, retribution, revenge are deceitful brothers—vile, beguiling demons promising justifiable compensation to a pained soul for his losses. Yet in truth they craftily fester away all else of worth remaining.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, The Tarishe Curse

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
“We(Pakistan) will eat grass, even go hungry, but we will get one of our own (Atom bomb).... We have no other choice!”
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

“In it's purest form, an act of retribution provides symmetry. The rendering payment of crimes against the innocent. But a danger on retaliation lies on the furthering cycle of violence. Still, it's a risk that must be met; and the greater offense is to allow the guilty go unpunished.”
Emily Thorne

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Vengeance is a monster of appetite, forever bloodthirsty and never filled.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, The Tarishe Curse

Nadia Bolz-Weber
“But inevitably, when I can't harm the people who harmed me, I just end up harming the people who love me. So maybe retaliation or holding on to anger about the harm done to me doesn't actually combat evil. Maybe it feeds it. In the end, if we're not careful, we can actually absorb the worst of our enemy and on some level even become them.”
Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint

“Never be angry with something that can't get angry with you.”
Jack Gardner, Words Are Not Things

Shannon L. Alder
“Every person has a life mission to fulfill. Never attempt to destroy what God has put in another person to do. You don't know God's plans, but Satan will most certainly use you to stop his plans.”
Shannon L. Alder

R.F. Kuang
“His hand went into the skimmer's hull, an inch from her head. She didn't flinch. She turned her head slowly, trying to pretend her heart wasn't slamming against her chest.
'You missed,' she said calmly.
Nehza pulled his hand away from the hull. Blood trickled down his knuckles from four crimson fots.
She should have been afraid, but when she searched his face, she couldn't find a shred of anger. Just fear.
She had no respect for fear.
'I don't want to hurt you,' he said.
'Of, trust me.' Her lip curled. 'You couldn't.”
R.F. Kuang, The Dragon Republic

Mandy Ashcraft
“She was angry and humiliated and hurt, but she wasn't belligerently vicious. She was clever.”
Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

Orson Scott Card
“[T]hat's the way of torturers of every age, to put the blame on the victim, especially when he strikes back.”
Orson Scott Card

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Don't starve an instinct with a lie on,
Never hit or deceive a wounded lion.
He heals faster than you can imagine
And hurts even more when in famine.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine

Kelley Armstrong
“A strike within the realm of the professional never justifies retribution in the realm of the personal”
Kelley Armstrong, Rituals

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Sweet revenge always turns bitter eventually.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, The Tarishe Curse

H.S. Crow
“Tampering with fire will burn you, even in the coldest regions.”
H.S. Crow

“Hate springs from fear. Violence is released hatred. Behind every hateful crime and act of human brutality is an admission of fearfulness.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Thomm Quackenbush
“[H]er retaliation only made the sin the greater because she could not find words to confess.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Flies to Wanton Boys

Sarah Stillman
“Frankly, Pedro Almodóvar's recent box office hit, Volver, is the first movie I've seen in which a young woman's retaliation against sexual violence doesn't ultimately boomerang around to destroy her”
Sarah Stillman

Angela Panayotopulos
“Rage swallowed remorse. Rage drop-kicked self-pity. Rage murdered sorrow. And then, like blood-red wine tucked into the refrigerator, rage chilled to become cold, calculating anger. Anger was a creature that arrived on her doorstep with a suitcase full of strategy and vengeance. It tipped its hat at her and hopped into her brain. It knocked on the Logic Department's door. It found a broken mirror somewhere in the crevices between her hippocampus and her hypothalamus, and it was wondering if somebody had misplaced it.

No retaliation? It scoffed. Think again, missy.”
Angela Panayotopulos, The Wake Up

“The greatest form of retaliation is not loving your enemy but ignoring them.”
Bongha Lee, On Resistism

Steven Pinker
“The essence of a culture of honor is that it does not sanction predatory or instrumental violence, but only retaliation after an insult or other mistreatment.”
Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Awdhesh Singh
“It is the fear of retaliation that prevents most people from committing wrong against their enemy. A state or an individual who does not pay back its offenders can`t live honourably.”
Awdhesh Singh, Myths are Real, Reality is a Myth

“Vengeance doesn't taste quite how you imagine it will, even after twenty-five years. It leaves a mark.”
Rebecca Ross

Junot Díaz
“She never would admit it, but she felt utterly exposed at El Redentor, all those pale eyes gnawing at her duskiness like locusts––and she didn't know how to handle such vulnerability. Did what had always saved her in the past. Was defensive and aggressive and mad overreactive. You said something slightly off-color about her shoes and she brought up the fact that you had a slow eye and danced like a goat with a rock stuck in its ass. Ouch. You would just be playing and homegirl would be coming down on you off the top rope.”
Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

“Every bullet can expect a bullet in return.”
Marty Rubin

“Replace retaliation with forgiveness”
Charmaine J Forde

Amit Kalantri
“Returning insult for insult is justice, returning injury for insult is injustice.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

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