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Mahatma GandhiAn eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.

—  Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

Winston ChurchillNothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Niccolò MachiavelliIf an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.

—  Niccolò Machiavelli, 1469-1527, Italian political philosopher

Samuel JohnsonRevenge is the act of passion, vengeance is an act of justice.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

JuvenalNo one rejoices more in revenge than woman.

—  Juvenal, 1st-2nd cent. AD, Roman satiric poet

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

—  Juvenal, 1st-2nd cent. AD, Roman satiric poet

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

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

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

—  Sacha Guitry, 1885-1957, French writer

Lou HoltzYou'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.

—  Lou Holtz, 1937-, American football coach

William ShakespeareIf 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, shall we not revenge?

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ The Merchant of Venice


Proverbs

International proverbRevenge is a dish best served cold.

—  International proverb

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International proverbRevenge is sweet.

—  International proverb

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English proverbDon't get mad, get even.

—  English proverb


Movie Quotes

The Princess Bride (1987)Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!

—  from the film The Princess Bride (1987)










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