Revenge Quotes

By Martin Gilliard

A warm welcome to the revenge quotes page. On this page I list some interesting quotes on the subject of revenge.

"I tasted too what was called the sweet of revenge - but it was transient, it expired even with the object that provoked it." - Ann Radcliffe

"Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love." - George Eliot
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"Anger dwells in the bosom of fools." - Albert Einstein

"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

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

"To take revenge half-heartedly is to court disaster: Either condemn or crown your hatred." - Pierre Corneille

"America needed recovery, not revenge. The hate had to be drained and the healing begun." - Gerald R. Ford

"No more tears now; I will think upon revenge." - Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland (Mary Queen of Scots)

"If you betray me, can I take a better revenge than to love the person you hate?" - Pierre Corneille

"Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive." - Edward Gibbon

"Revenge, at first though sweet, Bitter ere long back on itself recoils." - John Milton

"In war personal revenge maintains its silence." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"In revenge and in love woman is more barbaric than man is." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"...is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge." - Friedrich Nietzsche

“I expect to pass through this world but once and therefore if there is anybody that I want to kick in the crutch I had better kick them in the crutch now, for I do not expect to pass this way again.” – Maurice Bowra

"Revenge is sweet but not nourishing." - Mason Cooley

"After rejection-misery, then thoughts of revenge, and finally, oh well, another try elsewhere." - Mason Cooley

"When you go out to seek revenge, dig two graves" – Chinese proverb

“There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.” – Josh Billings

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra


Revenge Quotes From William Shakespeare


"Kindness, nobler ever than revenge." - William Shakespeare

"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 shall we not revenge?" - William Shakespeare

"Murder's out of tune, and sweet revenge grows harsh." - William Shakespeare


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