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To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.

Tags: Best, Imitation  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.

Tags: Best, Him  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

Tags: Human, Love  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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?

Tags: Die, Laugh  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.

Tags: Green, Wounds  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.

Tags: Anger, Green  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

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

Tags: Enemy, Taking  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

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

Tags: Justice, Nature  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

I mean, who wants to live waking up... at least I don't want to live waking up everyday about revenge.

Tags: Everyday, Mean  ✍ Author: Kenny Baker

Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.

Tags: Patience, Worth  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.

Tags: Defense, War  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.

Tags: Boredom, Often  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

The ultimate revenge is being on Top Of The Pops.

Tags: Top, Ultimate  ✍ Author: Siobhan Fahey

Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness.

Tags: Kindness, Men  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

There is that stereotype of a nerd with the high pants and pocket protector and that kind of thing. That can sustain comedy for maybe a movie - hence the 'Revenge of the Nerds' franchise - but not for hopefully years on the air. It's a sight gag, not a story.

Tags: Comedy, High  ✍ Author: Johnny Galecki

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Tags: Dreams, Life  ✍ Author: Paul Gauguin

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

Tags: Justice, Passion  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.

Tags: Gratitude, Pain  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

No trait is more justified than revenge in the right time and place.

Tags: Place, Time  ✍ Author: Meir Kahane

I don't believe in revenge. When people are bullies it's because of a deeper-rooted issue - either their family life is tough or they're being bullied by someone bigger than they are.

Tags: Family, Life  ✍ Author: Khloe Kardashian

Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries - for heavy ones they cannot.

Tags: Cannot, Men  ✍ Author: Niccolo Machiavelli

It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge.

Tags: Impossible, Someone  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.

Tags: Anger, Often  ✍ Author: Kevin O\'Leary

I don't have the feeling of being motivated by anger, revenge or frustration.

Tags: Anger, Feeling  ✍ Author: Agnes Obel

It was, however, in the interest of Osama bin Laden for us to destroy a secular Arab leader; it was very much in the interest of the Iranians because they wanted revenge against Saddam Hussein for Iraq's invasion in 1980.

Tags: Leader, Wanted  ✍ Author: William Odom
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I'm not one to take revenge. If someone does something wrong to me I leave it in the hands of the universe to take care of that person.

Tags: Care, Someone  ✍ Author: Lana Parrilla

I do watch 'Revenge,' 'American Horror Story' and 'Game of Thrones.' I am behind on all of them. But I do watch them. Those are my go-to shows.

Tags: American, Game  ✍ Author: Lana Parrilla

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

Tags: Anger, Angry  ✍ Author: Alexander Pope

Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.

Tags: Life, Strength  ✍ Author: Marquis de Sade

Our revenge will be the laughter of our children.

Tags: Children, Laughter  ✍ Author: Bobby Sands

It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.

Tags: Passion, Sometimes  ✍ Author: George Santayana

The best revenge is massive success.

Tags: Best, Success  ✍ Author: Frank Sinatra

Revenge... is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.

Tags: Him, Violence  ✍ Author: Jane Taylor

Before Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, he was an angry, relatively young man. He founded the ANC's military wing. When he was released, he surprised everyone because he was talking about reconciliation and forgiveness and not about revenge.

Tags: Angry, Young  ✍ Author: Desmond Tutu

Getting revenge on a guy is just not worth it to me. I mean, it definitely sucks at the time, but obviously you're not supposed to be with that person.

Tags: Mean, Time  ✍ Author: Carrie Underwood

It wouldn't be a Carrie Underwood album without a revenge song on it. People really like when I do that. I don't mean to. I don't hate men that much. But it turns out so well!

Tags: Hate, Men  ✍ Author: Carrie Underwood

Oddly enough, I think that everybody can relate to revenge, on some level. Everyone has wanted to exact it, at some point, and everybody has tampered with the idea, even if they didn't actually go through with it.

Tags: Enough, Wanted  ✍ Author: Emily VanCamp

The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.

Tags: Best, Yourself  ✍ Author: Eddie Vedder

May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds.

Tags: Love, Today  ✍ Author: Marianne Williamson

The weapon of suicide bombing is so desperate that you aren't even left with the possibility of taking revenge or punishing anyone; the terrorist is killed along with his victims, his blood mixing with theirs.

Tags: Anyone, Blood  ✍ Author: William Butler Yeats

I have always marveled that so many religions exact such revenge against dissenters. It only weakens the appeal of their faith and contradicts any claims they might have made that 'all religions are basically the same.'

Tags: Against, Faith  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

While we somehow understand revenge on an intuitive level between individuals, I do suspect that companies, assuming that people are rational, completely miss and underestimate the motivation people have for revenge.

Tags: Between, Understand  ✍ Author: Dan Ariely

In moments of pain, we seek revenge.

Tags: Moments, Pain  ✍ Author: Ami Ayalon

There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.

Tags: Children, Funny  ✍ Author: Jean Baudrillard

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

Tags: Complete, Forgiveness  ✍ Author: Josh Billings

In the Seventies, a lot of executions via electric chair failed because of technical problems. Seed tells the true story of someone who survived and sought revenge. They buried him alive to make it seem he was dead.

Tags: Someone, True  ✍ Author: Uwe Boll

They say revenge is a dish best eaten cold, but for most people, by the time it's ready to eat, they just don't fancy it any more.

Tags: Best, Time  ✍ Author: Jo Brand

You have to be okay with wins and losses. You can't just be looking for the wins and, when the losses happen, you can't buy more and more because you're sure it's going to bounce. We call that revenge trading.

Tags: Happen, Looking  ✍ Author: Josh Brolin

Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.

Tags: Anger, Often  ✍ Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

I choose not to give energy to the emotions of revenge, hatred or the desire to subjugate.

Tags: Energy, Give  ✍ Author: Rosanne Cash

Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.

Tags: Human, Strong  ✍ Author: William Ellery Channing

My former bullies pay extra to come backstage and meet me after shows, and I pretend not to know them in front of their friends. It is the most divine pleasure to exact the revenge of the brutalized child that resides within.

Tags: After, Friends  ✍ Author: Margaret Cho

I love acting because it's a bit of an escape. It gives you the ability to reinvent yourself. They say that acting is the shy man's revenge.

Tags: Love, Yourself  ✍ Author: Hayden Christensen

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

Tags: Once, Sweet  ✍ Author: Emile M. Cioran

Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace. I think liberation must come from within.

Tags: Peace, True  ✍ Author: Sandra Cisneros

It was all about wanting to get revenge. Pathetic, really, but it still is the motivation.

Tags: Motivation, Pathetic  ✍ Author: Julian Clary

To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.

Tags: Either, Hatred  ✍ Author: Pierre Corneille

Revenge doesn't stop.

Tags: Stop  ✍ Author: Daniel Craig

I auditioned for 'Revenge Of The Nerds,' and I so did not want the picture. I didn't want it. I didn't want be in anything that had nerds anywhere.

Tags: Anywhere, Picture  ✍ Author: James Cromwell

I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist.

Tags: Famous, Felt  ✍ Author: Robert Crumb

The point of revenge is not in the completion but in the process.

Tags: Point, Process  ✍ Author: Park Chan-wook

Follow me if I advance! Kill me if I retreat! Revenge me if I die!

Tags: Die, Follow  ✍ Author: Ngo Dinh Diem

It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry, but I think this film deals more with the loss of his wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films.

Tags: Film, Wife  ✍ Author: Vin Diesel

People don't remember. Revenge is sweet.

Tags: Remember, Sweet  ✍ Author: Tracey Emin

France does not practice revenge.

Tags: France, Practice  ✍ Author: Francois Fillon

Revenge proves its own executioner.

Tags: Proves  ✍ Author: John Ford

Getting inside the mind of a terrorist wasn't difficult at all. Even as children, human beings fabricate elaborate revenge fantasies. We're not a particular species. Check out popular video games.

Tags: Children, Mind  ✍ Author: Alan Dean Foster

Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.

Tags: Crime, Punishment  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Fry

Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.

Tags: Expensive, Gratitude  ✍ Author: Edward Gibbon

Perhaps my favourite story is 'Le Passe-Muraille' by Marcel Ayme. It's about a guy who wakes up with a weird faculty that means he can walk through walls. He's a very shy clerk, and he uses it to get revenge, or vent his frustration.

Tags: Means, Story  ✍ Author: Michel Gondry

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

Tags: Marriage, Wife  ✍ Author: Sacha Guitry

Justice is revenge.

Tags: Justice  ✍ Author: Saad Hariri

Living well is the best revenge.

Tags: Best, Living  ✍ Author: George Herbert

Instead of a man of peace and love, I have become a man of violence and revenge.

Tags: Love, Peace  ✍ Author: Carl Hiaasen

Revenge is sweet and not fattening.

Tags: Fattening, Sweet  ✍ Author: Alfred Hitchcock

While seeking revenge, dig two graves - one for yourself.

Tags: Anger, Yourself  ✍ Author: Douglas Horton

The best revenge in the world is success.

Tags: Best, Success  ✍ Author: Suge Knight

The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.

Tags: End, Future  ✍ Author: Marya Mannes

The further away we got from 9/11, the more I wanted to find some way to recover. I wanted to talk about the more anonymous corners of the city, because I think it's very important that not all of that anger was turned to revenge.

Tags: Anger, Away  ✍ Author: Colum McCann

In human history, the desire for revenge and the desire for loot have often been closely associated.

Tags: History, Human  ✍ Author: Jenny McCarthy

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

Tags: Green, Wounds  ✍ Author: John Milton

Revenge is a way of life and definitely some thing that we identify with. We all feel cheated in some way about some thing and how nice it would be to do something about it. I mean ultimately it's not the most Christian of sentiments.

Tags: Life, Nice  ✍ Author: Radha Mitchell

The people who influenced me most were the people who said I would never make it. They gave me a thirst for revenge.

Tags: Gave, Said  ✍ Author: Colin Mochrie

I don't think, generally speaking, people become writers because they were the really good, really cool, attractive kid in class. I'll be honest. This is our revenge for people who were much better looking and more popular than us. I was a bit like that, I suppose.

Tags: Cool, Good  ✍ Author: Steven Moffat

Revenge is a particularly interesting concept, especially the notion of whether or not it exists outside of just an abstract idea.

Tags: Idea, Whether  ✍ Author: Christopher Nolan

My father was very disappointed by war and fighting. And he thought language could help us out of cycles of revenge and animosity. And so, as a journalist, he always found himself asking lots of questions and trying to gather information. He was always very clear to underscore the fact that Jewish people and Arab people were brother and sister.

Tags: Father, War  ✍ Author: Naomi Shihab Nye

Some wars have been due to the lust of rulers for power and glory, or to revenge to wipe out the humiliation of a former defeat.

Tags: Defeat, Power  ✍ Author: John Boyd Orr

Most wars are not fought over shortages of resources such as food and water, but rather over conquest, revenge, and ideology.

Tags: Food, Rather  ✍ Author: Steven Pinker

I think to a certain extent in Bosnia and among the Hutus in Rwanda and also among the Tutsis in Rwanda who then took revenge on the Hutus, there is a sense of being swept up and a sense that the society in which they live has gone mad.

Tags: Sense, Society  ✍ Author: Abraham Polonsky

Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats.

Tags: Drink, Trouble  ✍ Author: J. B. Priestley

I am the son of peasants and I know what is happening in the villages. That is why I wanted to take revenge, and I regret nothing.

Tags: Regret, Why  ✍ Author: Prince

I've seen the teaser trailer for Revenge of the Sith though and I think it will be excellent.

Tags: Seen, Though  ✍ Author: David Prowse

I didn't want to become some embittered old hack getting his revenge for the rest of my life. And I didn't want to become some scared creature cowering in a corner. I remember telling myself not to carry the hatred around, although I know where it is. I have it in a trunk in storage.

Tags: Life, Remember  ✍ Author: Salman Rushdie

Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.

Tags: End, Food  ✍ Author: Friedrich Schiller

Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation.

Tags: Art, Means  ✍ Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits and values.

Tags: Change, History  ✍ Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger

I love revenge.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: Laura Schlessinger

All my movies, like Revenge, are under two hours.

Tags: Hours, Movies  ✍ Author: Tony Scott

'Revenge' is a shameless soap in the style of Eighties shoulder-pad slap-offs like 'Dallas,' 'Dynasty' and 'Falcon Crest.' Yet there's no wink-wink camp.

Tags: Camp, Style  ✍ Author: Rob Sheffield

Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.

Tags: Age, Worship  ✍ Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley

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