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Revenge Quotes


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A spirit of revenge is the very spirit of the devil; than which nothing makes a man more like him, and nothing can be more opposite to the temper Christianity was designed to promote. If your revenge be not satisfied, it will give you torment now; if it be, it will give you greater hereafter. None is a greater self-tormentor than a malicious and revengeful man, who turns the poison of his own temper in upon himself.

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

Dare not usurp thy maker's place by giving way to wrath - wrath that goes forth in vengeance; "vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord."

Hath any wronged thee? Be bravely revenged. - Slight it, and the work is begun; forgive it, and it is finished. - He is below himself that is not above any injury.

He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.

Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe thyself.

If you are affronted it is better to pass it by in silence, or with a jest, though with some dishonor, than to endeavor revenge. - If you can keep reason above passion, that and watchfulness will be your best defenders.

In revenge a man is but even with his enemies; but it is a princely thing to pardon, for Solomon saith, It is the glory of a man to pass over a transgression.

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

Not to be provoked is best; but if moved, never correct till the fume is spent; for every stroke our fury strikes is sure to hit ourselves at last.

Revenge has ears more deaf than adders to the voice of any true decision.

Revenge is a common passion; it is the sin of the uninstructed. - The savage deems it noble; but the religion of Christ, which is the sublime civilizer, emphatically condemns it. Why? Because religion ever seeks to ennoble man; and nothing so debases him as revenge.

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

Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. - Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.

Revenge is an inhuman word.

Revenge is barren of itself; itself is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder; its satiety despair.

Revenge is sweeter than life itself. So think fools.

Revenge, at first, though sweet, bitter, are long, back on itself recoils.

The best manner of avenging ourselves is by not resembling him who has injured us.

To revenge is no valor, but to bear.


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