Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of Vengeance


  1. Punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution; -- often, in a bad sense, passionate or unrestrained revenge.
  2. Harm; mischief.

Vengeance Quotations

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

I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.
William Tecumseh Sherman

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
Niccolo Machiavelli

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.
Vittorio Alfieri
More "Vengeance" Quotations

Vengeance Translations

vengeance in Dutch is wraak
vengeance in French is vengeance
vengeance in German is Rache
vengeance in Italian is vendetta
vengeance in Spanish is venganza
Copyright © 2001 - 2015 BrainyQuote