An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





You cannot go ahead while you are getting even.


Dick Armey (1940-, American politician)


A man who contemplates revenge keeps his wounds green.


Francis Bacon (1561-1626, British philosopher, essayist, statesman)


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 (1561-1626, British philosopher, essayist, statesman)


Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavor, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.


Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855, British novelist)


Some people would rather get even instead of get ahead.


Les Brown (1945-, American speaker, author, trainer, motivator,)


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


Confucius (BC 551-479, Chinese ethical teacher, philosopher)


Just vengeance does not call for punishment.


Pierre Corneille (1606-1684, French dramatist)


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


Sacha Guitry (1885-1957, Russian-born actor and playwright)


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


Sacha Guitry (1885-1957, Russian-born actor and playwright)


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


Lou Holtz (1937-, American football coach)


One good act of vengeance deserves another.


John Jefferson


Revenge is the act of passion, vengeance is an act of justice.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


What ever the motive for the insult, it is always best to overlook it; for folly doesn't deserve resentment, and malice is punished by neglect.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


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


(Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal (c.55-c.130, Roman satirical poet)


Don't get mad, get even.


Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968, American attorney general, senator)


That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.


Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968, American Civil Rights leader, Nobel Prize winner, 1964)


Not only are men susceptible to forget benefits and injuries, they can even grow to hate those who have done them a favor, and cease to hate those who have wronged them. The necessity of revenging an injury or of recompensing a benefit seems a slavery to which they are unwilling to submit.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


Revenge could steal a man's life until there was nothing left but emptiness.


Louis L'Amour (1908-1988, American Western author)


She [Eleanor Roosevelt] got even in a way that was almost cruel. She forgave them.


Ralph McGill


And, re-assembling our afflicted powers, consult how we may henceforth most offend.


John Milton (1608-1674, British poet)


Surviving well is your finest revenge.


Morgan Nito


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


Austin O'Malley


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


Jane Porter (1776-1850, British novelist)


Revenge converts a little right into a great wrong.


German Proverb (Sayings of German origin)


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


Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805, German dramatist, poet, historian)


Man is the only animal who causes pain to others with no other object than wanting to do so.


Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860, German philosopher)


What should a wise person do when given a blow? Same as Cato when he was attacked; not fire up or revenge the insult., or even return the blow, but simply ignore it.


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


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


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


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 (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


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


Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822, British poet)


The best revenge is massive success.


Frank Sinatra (1915-1998, American singer and actor)


No more tears now; I will think upon revenge.


Mary Stuart (1916-, British novelist)


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


Author Unknown


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


Walter Weckler


Success is the sweetest revenge.


Vanessa Williams (1963-, American singer, actress)


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