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Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.
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.
The great thing is that I'm getting my revenge on everybody who treated me badly in high school. The bad thing is I had to go back to high school to do it.
In human history, the desire for revenge and the desire for loot have often been closely associated.
So much of my own life inspires what I write. Whether it's work, family, friends, motherhood, I am a writer who tends to write what she knows. In 'Revenge Wears Prada,' a great deal of my own life finds its way into the book.
I was very ambitious. It all started because my first boyfriend dumped me when I was 14. I'd always wanted to be a model and thought, 'Right, he's going to see me everywhere.' I was relentless in my pursuit of modeling. It was revenge.
Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.
The Black Panther Party were not revenge nationalists.
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.
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.
The problem with revenge is that it never evens the score. It ties both the injured and the injurer to an escalator of pain. Both are stuck on the escalator as long as parity is demanded, and the escalator never stops.
Lewis B. Smedes
There is no evidence that dogs have the kind of complex emotional lives and value systems that we do. It's one reason why we love them so much, in fact. They are neither "good" nor "bad." They don't hold grudges, act in petty ways, or seek revenge. They read our moods, but not our minds.
Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.
I don't have the feeling of being motivated by anger, revenge or frustration.
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.
We are taught that revenge is strong and compassion is weak. We are taught that power is more important than love.
Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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.
Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness.
Revenge is not always sweet, once it is consummated we feel inferior to our victim.
Emile M. Cioran
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.
Most wars are not fought over shortages of resources such as food and water, but rather over conquest, revenge, and ideology.
Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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