Revenge Proverbs

Sayings about Revenge

Forgiveness hides a pleasure that you can’t get back from revenge. ~ Iranian Proverbs

No revenge is more honorable than the one not taken. ~ Spanish Proverbs

He who seeks revenge should remember to dig two graves. ~ Chinese Proverb

Ambition and revenge are always hungry. ~ Danish Proverbs

Revenge converts a little right into a great wrong. ~ German Proverbs

Pray for revenge, and God will turn a deaf ear. ~ Russian Proverbs

When Anger and Revenge get married, their daughter is called Cruelty. ~ Russian Proverb

A hundred-year-old revenge still has its baby teeth. ~ Italian Proverbs

Revenge is a dish that should be eaten cold. ~ English Proverb

Shameful deeds bring on revenge. ~ Norwegian Proverbs

Revenge is a dish that tastes better cold. ~ Traditional Proverb

Revenge is sweet. ~ Traditional Proverb

Revenge is a confession of pain. ~ Latin Proverbs

Widows comfort themselves when they remarry, widowers take revenge. ~ French Proverb

If you want to be revenged, hold your tongue. ~ Traditional Proverb

He, who takes revenge for a small insult, will have a bigger one thrown at him. ~ Chinese Proverb

If you want to take revenge on a man, send him a really beautiful woman. ~ Arabian Proverb

Forgiveness is more satisfying than revenge. ~ Arabian Proverb

Revenge does not long remain un revenged. ~ German Proverb

The revenge that is postponed is not forgotten. ~ Icelandic Proverbs

Quotations about Revenge

Saying about Revenge

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

No one rejoices more in revenge than woman. ~ Juvenal

Revenge is barren of itself; itself is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its satiety, despair. ~ Friedrich Schiller

When violence hurries on too fast, and caution does not keep pace with revenge, people generally do themselves more harm than the enemy. ~ Wellins Calcott

No revenge is so heroic than that which torments envy by doing good. ~ Author Unknown

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. ~ Josh Billings

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. ~ Bible

The instinct of revenge is the force which constitutes the essence of what we call psychology, history, metaphysics and morality. The spirit of revenge is the genealogical element of our thought, the transcendental principle of our way of thinking. ~ Gilles Deleuze

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

The man who seeks revenge is like the man who shoots himself in order to hit his enemy with the kick of the gun’s recoil. ~ Tim Lahaye & Bob Phillips

Revenge may not be a particularly high consciousness-oriented activity. ~ Carrie Fisher

The human heart in its perversity finds it hard to escape hatred and revenge. ~ Moses Luzzatto

Revenge is the act of passion, vengeance is an act of justice. ~ Samuel Johnson

Revenge, the attribute of gods! They stamped it with their great image on our natures. ~ Thomas Otway

Which, if not victory, is yet revenge. ~ John Milton

Women do most delight in revenge. ~ Sir Thomas Browne

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. ~ Confucius

The man who seeks revenge digs two graves. ~ Ken Kesey

In taking revenge a man is but equal to his enemy, but in passing it over he is his superior. ~ Francis Bacon

‘Tis more noble to forgive, and more manly to despise, than to revenge an Injury. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Living well is the best revenge. ~ George Herbert

Revenge is the law of the outlaws. ~ Laura Blumenfeld

Revenge is but a small circle. ~ Edward Counsel

No more tears now; I will think upon revenge. ~ Mary Stuart

Revenge is for children and the emotionally retarded. ~ Frank Herbert

Sweet is revenge–especially to women. ~ Lord Byron

Revenge is private and personal, and so readily gets out of hand. ~ Ernest Lucas

Revenge is a debt, in the paying of which the greatest knave is honest and sincere, and, so far as he is able, punctual. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Far from being a psychological trait, the spirit of revenge is the principle on which our whole psychology depends. ~ Gilles Deleuze

Revenge is the infliction of pain, in consequence of the neglect or violation of duty. ~ Elhanan Winchester

To admit wanting revenge is to admit you have been crushed and need to be rebuilt. Few are comfortable admitting that, even to themselves. ~ Laura Blumenfeld

It is through madness that we hate an enemy, and think of revenging ourselves; and it is through indolence that we are appeased, and do not revenge ourselves. ~ Jean de la Bruyere

Revenge has no more quenching effect on emotions than salt water has on thirst. ~ Walter Weckler

Revenge, which, like envy, is an instinct of justice, does but take into its own hands the execution of that natural law which precedes the social. ~ Paul Chatfield

Revenge, like some poisonous plant, replete with baneful juices, rankles in the breast, and meditates mischief to its neighbor. ~ Wellins Calcott

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

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

What is revenge but courage to call in our honor’s debts, and wisdom to convert others’ self-love into our own protection? ~ Edward Young

While you are meditating revenge, the devil is meditating a recruit. ~ Francois de Malherbe

Revenge is like a ghost. It takes over every man it touches. Its thirst cannot be quenched until the last man standing has fallen. ~ Vladmir Makrov

Pleasure and revenge, have ears more deaf than adders to the voice of any true decision. ~ William Shakespeare

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

Revenge is sweeter than life itself. So think fools. ~ Juvenal

Revenge is a common passion; it is the sin of the uninstructed. ~ Bulwer Lytton

Revenge is a boomerang. ~ Garret Smith

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

The best revenge is massive success. ~ Frank Sinatra

Revenge could steal a man’s life until there was nothing left but emptiness. ~ Louis L’Amour

Every failure made me more confident. Because I wanted even more to achieve as revenge. To show that I could. ~ Roman Polanski

There is no passion of the human heart that promises so much and pays so little as revenge. ~ Henry Wheeler Shaw

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

Revenge is fever in our own blood, to be cured only by letting the blood of another. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

When we take revenge against another, we lose some of our innocence. ~ Patrice Redd Vecchione

Revenge is a virus which eats into the very vitals of the mind and poisons the entire spiritual being. ~ James Allen

To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. ~ Alexander Pope

Revenge is profitable. ~ Edward Gibbon

Surviving well is your finest revenge. ~ Morgan Nito

The pleasure of revenge is like the pleasure of eating chalk and coals. ~ Jeremy Taylor

I will not be revenged, and this I owe to my enemy; but I will remember, and this I owe to myself. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Hatred is the coward’s revenge for being intimidated. ~ George Bernard Shaw

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

Revenge, that thirsty dropsy of our souls, makes us covet that which hurts us most. ~ Philip Massinger

Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance, of justice: injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged. ~ Samuel Johnson

I’m not real big on repentance … I like revenge better. ~ Laurell K. Hamilton

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

Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

There is no truer saying than “Revenge is a dish best eaten cold.” It is so much sweeter for the waiting, and my only regret is that I cannot broadcast my triumph to the world. ~ Minette Walters

It is useless to meet revenge with revenge: it will heal nothing. ~ John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Revenge is the most worthless weapon in the world. ~ Tim Lahaye & Bob Phillips

It is commonly said that revenge is sweet, but to a calm and considerate mind, patience and forgiveness are sweeter. ~ Issac Barrow

In revenge a man is but even with his enemy; for it is a princely thing to pardon, and Solomon saith it is the glory of a man to pass over a transgression. ~ Francis Bacon

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

A man can lose sight of everything else when he’s bent on revenge, and it ain’t worth it.~ Louis L’Amour

We ought to fear a man who hates himself, for we are at risk of becoming victims of his anger and revenge. Let us then try to lure him into self-love. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

You will find that silence or very gentle words are the most exquisite revenge for insult. ~ Judge Hall

The indulgence of revenge tends to make men more savage and cruel. ~ Henry Home

Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. ~ Francis Bacon

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