A collection of eye-opening revenge quotes to help you think twice and ponder deeply before taking action.

Sadly, people often take joy in causing others pain and suffering. Regardless of how hard we try to avoid it, in life, there will always be people who will criticize us, doubt us, make us feel small, brings us down, and just cause us so much pain.

Human as we are, it’s so easy for us to choose anger and revenge over forgiveness. It’s easy for us to think that because they hurt us, it’s only fair to hurt them back.

But the reality is, holding on to anger and keeping grudges will only cause us more pain and unhappiness.

Instead of using all your energy on plotting your revenge and holding on to that anger, you should focus on living and creating the life that you want.

Focus on growing, learning, and just living your life to the fullest – I believe that is, the best type of revenge.

May these wise revenge quotes below help you make the right decision.

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91 Revenge quotes and sayings

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

— Marcus Aurelius

The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.

— Eddie Vedder

Revenge proves its own executioner.

— John Ford

Living well is the best revenge.

— George Herbert

Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.

— Criss Jami

Our revenge will be the laughter of our children.

— Bobby Sands

An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.

— Scott Adams

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.

— Lana Parrilla

Karma comes after everyone eventually. You can’t get away with screwing people over your whole life, I don’t care who you are. What goes around comes around. That’s how it works. Sooner or later the universe will serve you the revenge that you deserve.

— Jessica Brody

Revenge doesn’t stop.

— Daniel Craig

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

— Josh Billings

If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.

— Shannon L. Alder

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.

— Jeremy Taylor

Revenge, the sweetest morsel to the mouth that ever was cooked in hell.

— Walter Scott

The best revenge is massive success.

— Frank Sinatra

Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others– it only changes yours.

— Shannon Alder

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

— Meir Kahane

Enlightening revenge quotes

Revenge is not worthy of you. If you concentrate on revenge, you will keep those wounds fresh that would otherwise have healed.

— Adeline Yen Mah

An eye for an eye is never enough. Never, never, never.

— Adrian Phoenix

Tis more noble to forgive, and more manly to despise, than to revenge an Injury.

— Benjamin Franklin

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

He who plots to hurt others often hurts himself.

— Aesop

Revenge can only be found on the road to self-destruction.

— Wayne Gerard Trotman

If you feel like you need revenge, getting it won’t help you.

— Steve Maraboli

Revenge is sweet but not nourishing.

— Mason Cooley

Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.

— Anne Lamott

Neglect kills injuries, revenge increases them.

— Benjamin Franklin

Revenge is the raging fire that consumes the arsonist.

— Max Lucado

A need for revenge can burn long and hot. Especially if every glance in a mirror reinforces it.

— Suzanne Collins

Inner peace is best achieved when you realize the best revenge is no revenge.

— Joe Mehl

Vengeance is a monster of appetite, forever bloodthirsty and never filled.

— Richelle E. Goodrich

The old law about an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Friedrich Schiller

Revenge quotes and quotes about taking revenge

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

— Douglas Horton

Revenge is a confession of pain.

— Latin Proverb

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Inspiring revenge quotes

Revenge, one for the lost and the lonely.

— John Parr

The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.

— Eddie Vedder

The best revenge is to improve yourself.

— Ali Ibn Abi Talib

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

— Austin O’Malley

Stop this madness before it starts, revenge will only cause you regret.

— Freddy Johnson

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

— Juvenal

But revenge digs two graves, makes a young person old.

— Paul Maurice Kelly

The best revenge in the world is success.

— Suge Knight

The paradox of vengefulness is that it makes men dependent upon those who have harmed them, believing that their release from pain will come only when their tormentors suffer.

— Laura Hillenbrand

Revenge must be the reason, why forgiveness was a thing I never knew.

— Haggard

She (Eleanor Roosevelt) got even in a way that was almost cruel. She forgave them.

— Ralph McGill

Revenge will only fill your heart with hate.

— Tony Austin

We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds.

— Marianne Williamson

The taste of sweet revenge, best served cold.

— Taylor Hawkins

Tis more noble to forgive, and more manly to despise, than to revenge an Injury.

— Benjamin Franklin

The best revenge against bullies is absolutely, resolutely, never to let them change who you are. Know that whatever bullies say or do – it comes from their weakness, not yours.

— Tom Hiddleston

And we both take our revenge but we still don’t feel any better.

— Travis Barker

No matter how many times people try to criticize you, the best revenge is to prove them wrong.

— Zayn Malik

Thought-provoking revenge quotes

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

— Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Let go of offence. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don’t live angry, let go now.

— Joel Osteen

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

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

It is commonly said that revenge is sweet, but to a calm and considerate mind, patience and forgiveness are sweeter.

— Isaac Burrow

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.

— Susan Sontag

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

— Sacha Guitry

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

— Confucius

Revenge is not sweet; it is gloomy and a waste of time.

— Anna Bayes

The soul of mercy is better than a soul that is revengeful.

— Angelina Elise

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

It is by our actions that we are destroyed or saved. The choice is ours.

— Sherrilyn Kenyon

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

— Alexander Pope

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

— Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Every blade has two edges; he who wounds with one wounds himself with the other.

— Victor Hugo

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

— Colin Mochrie

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

— Sandra Cisneros

Revenge is never the best driver for a battle, but a common one.

— Janet Morris

I don’t believe revenge is part of my agenda. I’m a firm believer that, just like hate spreads hate, love and kindness spread love and kindness.

— Whitney Wolfe Herd

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.

— Marianne Williamson

More revenge quotes and quotes about taking revenge

Stronger than lover’s love is lover’s hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make.

— Euripides

Love has its place, as does hate. Peace has its place, as does war. Mercy has its place, as do cruelty and revenge.

— Meir Kahane

I’m a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I’m no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won’t hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat.

— Muhammad Ali

The most deceptive thing about revenge is in thinking that we’re not hurt by it, when in fact we’re the one’s most hurt by it.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

Revenge is a caustic thing. I say, Breathe in, breathe deeply, let it go.

— Jason Statham

Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.

— Shannon L. Alder

Ruining someone else’s life for attention or revenge should also come with a price.

— Tomi Lahren

When you begin a journey of revenge, start by digging two graves: one for your enemy, and one for yourself.

— Jodi Picoult

Any story about revenge is ultimately a story about forgiveness, redemption, or the futility of revenge.

— Nick Wechsler

To seek greatness is the only righteous vengeance.

— Criss Jami

Revenge is like politics, one thing always leads to another until bad has become worse, and worse has become worst.

— Jonas Jonasson

Revenge is always sweet, it’s the aftertaste that’s bitter.

— Joshua Caleb

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

— Paul Gauguin

Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule.

— Charles Dickens

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

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Revenge is sweet and not fattening.

— Alfred Hitchcock

Life can be savored only if you look to the future and leave vengeance to the gods.

— David Gemmell

Revenge is a dish best served unexpectedly and from a distance – like a thrown trifle.

— Frances Hardinge

In moments of pain, we seek revenge.

— Ami Ayalon

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