Vengeance Quotes

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

If you're betrayed, release disappointment at once.
By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root.

The raw hunk of meat that used to be my enemy makes a sound, and I know where the mouth is. And I think the word he's trying to say is 'please'. Pity, not vengeance sends my arrow flying into his skull.


Begin    Flames    Game    Hayley    Hayley williams    Hurt    Let    Let the flames begin    Paramore    Revenge    Vengeance

I am often thought of as being remarkably bright, and yet my brains, more often than not, are busily devising new and interesting ways of bringing my enemies to sudden, gagging, writhing, agonizing death.

To seek greatness is the only righteous vengeance.

Excellence    Greatness    Legacy    Power    Revenge    Righteousness    Seek    Vengeance    Victory

...And you, you better run because i'm going to destroy you for what you've taken from me.

And now...farewell to kindness, humanity and gratitude. I have substituted myself for Providence in rewarding the good; may the God of vengeance now yield me His place to punish the wicked.

Vengeance is sweet. Vengeance taken when the vengee isn't sure who the venger is, is sweeter still.

The Wednesday Wars

Gary Schmidt

No one messes around with a nerd’s computer and escapes unscathed.

Computer    Computer hackers    Computers    Funny    Geek    Geek humor    Humor    Humour    Nerd    Nerd humor    Nerds    Revenge    Vengeance

But secondly you say 'society must exact vengeance, and society must punish'. Wrong on both counts. Vengeance comes from the individual and punishment from God.

I know there are people who believe you should forgive and forget. For the record, I'd like to say I'm a big fan of forgiveness as long as I'm given the opportunity to get even first.

She swore vengeance on all men with dark hearts.

Calypso    Dark hearts    Mermaid    Rogues    Siren    Vengeance

Upon him I will visit famine and a fire,
Till all around him desolation rings
And all the demons in the outer dark
Look on amazed and recognize
That vengeance is the business of a man.

The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind

Let me tell you something about me. I love vengeance like normal people love sunsets and long walks on the beach. I eat vengeance with a spoon like it's honey. In fact, I may not even be a real person, but just a vow of vengeance made flesh.

Humor    Humorous    Revenge    Vengeance    Zuzana

And now,' said the unknown, 'farewell kindness, humanity, and gratitude! Farewell to all the feelings that expand the heart! I have been heaven's substitute to recompense the good - now the god of vengeance yields to me his power to punish the wicked!

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

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë Brontë

Jane Eyre

Vengeance, retaliation, retribution, revenge are deceitful brothers—vile, beguiling demons promising justifiable compensation to a pained soul for his losses. Yet in truth they craftily fester away all else of worth remaining.

The Tarishe Curse

Richelle E. Goodrich

The Tarishe Curse

The problem is that no matter how good your intentions, eventually you want to kill someone yourself.

Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee.

Moby Dick

Herman Melville

Moby Dick

Life was taking its vengeance on me, and that vengeance consisted merely in coming back, nothing more. Every case of madness involves something coming back. People who are possessed are not possessed by something that just comes but instead by something that comes back. Sometimes life comes back. If in me everything crumbled before that power, it is not because that power was itself necessarily an overwhelming one: it in fact had only to come, since it had already become too full-flowing a force to be controlled or contained - when it appeared it overran everything. And then, like after a flood, there floated a wardrobe, a person, a loose window, three suitcases. And that seemed like Hell to me, that destruction of layers and layers of human archaeology.

Destruction    Hell    Life    Madness    Repression    Vengeance

Vengeance is one of life's great motivators.

For some offenses, there is only retribution." Nora Hawks, "One Woman's Vengeance.

It is unfortunate that in most cases when the sins of the father fall on the son it is because unlike God, people refuse to forgive and forget and heap past wrongs upon innocent generations.

War always reaches the depths of horror because of idiots who perpetuate terror from generation to generation under the pretext of vengeance.

Soldier    Terror    Timeless    Vengeance    War    World war ii

Part of me wants justice for this. Part of me wants to never cause harm to another.

For the taking of revenge, a man locks himself up alone and thinks. His stomach must be empty for his head to be full. Vengeance comes a little from the heart and a lot from the mind; one must take oneself apart from the noise of men and of things, even from what resembles them; only the voices of bells and of thunder are allowed. Let the room in which you meditate be dark, narrow and warm.

When it comes to world news, attitude is what marks the distinction between justice and vengeance. Justice is pure, but vengeance brings more ruin.

Attitude    Bitterness    Correction    Distinction    Hatred    Instigation    Instigator    Justice    Media    News    Opposition    Pure    Purity    Revenge    Ruin    Sincere    Sincerity    Spite    Vengeance    War    World    World news

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

The Tarishe Curse

Richelle E. Goodrich

The Tarishe Curse

Vengeance cannot abide the agony of grace.

To punish someone for your own mistakes or for the consequences of your own actions, to harm another by shifting blame that is rightly yours; this is a wretched and cowardly sin.

You are a woman, my lady," the Greatjon rumbled in his deep voice. "Women do not understand these things."
"You are the gentle sex," said Lord Karstark, with the lines of grief fresh on his face. "A man has a need for vengeance."
"Give me Cersei Lannister, Lord Karstark , and you would see how gentle a woman can be," Catelyn replied.

A Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

I am glad that though someone did me grossly wrong my final mark on this world is not one of countering hurt with more hurt but is one of love and friendship. We will always be known by our actions. Let them always be good ones.

The guillotine is the ultimate expression of Law, and its name is vengeance; it is not neutral, nor does it allow us to remain neutral.

Les Miserables

Victor Hugo

Death    Law    Vengeance

To the ancient Greeks the word, dikaiosini,justice was often synonymous with ekdikisis,vengeance.

Memories of Midnight

Sidney Sheldon

Memories of Midnight

Look, Chief, you can't go off half-cocked looking for vengeance against a fish. That shark isn't evil. It's not a murderer. It's just obeying its own instincts. Trying to get retribution against a fish is crazy.


Peter Benchley


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

You cannot get ahead while you are getting even.

When the time comes, let loose a tiger and a devil; but wait for the time with the tiger and the devil chained -not shown- yet always ready.

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities

I've always considered myself a good person. I've never done anything to purposely hurt anyone. I was in shock that this happened to me, and because it did, I turned into this vengeful person. I've never truly hated anyone, but I was glad when I saw him lying there on the floor.

Abuse    Abused women    Anger    Rape    Vengeance

I've always considered myself a good person. I've never done anything to purposely hurt anyone. I was in shock that this happened to me, and because it did, I turned into this vengeful person. I've never truly hated anyone, but I was glad when I saw him lying there on the floor.

Abuse    Abused women    Anger    Rape    Vengeance

Men must either be caressed or else destroyed.

De Principatibus / Il Principe

Niccolò Machiavelli

De Principatibus / Il Principe
Injury    Politics    Vengeance    War

Sorry, but I have plans elsewhere, William said darkly. I’m leaving tomorrow morning, and I’ll be gone for a few weeks.
What plans?
Doesn’t matter why I kept you in the dark. I’m going and that’s final.
You can’t go without me, Gilly said.
I can and I will.
You promised to protect me always. How can you protect me if you’re gone?
I didn’t lie to you. I will always protect you, William told her gently. He stood, reached for her, but realized what he was doing and dropped his arms to his sides. You have to trust me on this.

Winter is coming, warned the Stark words, and truly it had come to them with a vengeance. But it is high summer for House Lannister. So why am I so bloody cold?

A Storm of Swords

George R.R. Martin

A Storm of Swords
Cold    Coming    Lannister    Stark    Summer    Vengeance    Winter

And I may not omit here a special work of God's providence. There was a proud and very profane young man [aboard the Mayflower], one of the seamen, of a lusty, able body, which made him the more haughty; he would always be contemning the poor people in their [sea]sickness, and cursing them daily with grievous execrations, and did not let to tell them, that he hoped to help cast half of them overboard before they came to their journey's end, and to make merry with what they had; and if he were by any gently reproved, he would curse and swear most bitterly.
But it pleased God before they came half seas over, to smite this young man with a grievous disease, of which he died in a desperate manner, and so was himself the first that was thrown overboard. Thus his curses light on his own head; and it was an astonishment to all his fellows, for they noted it to be the just hand of God upon him.

Forgive and forget is the divine ideal. Grappling with the hurt while biting your tongue and struggling to refuse justifiable vengeance―that's closer to human reality.

God will not let any violence go unpunished, but He Himself will take vengeance on our enemies and will send home to them what they have deserved by the way they have treated us. As He Himself says (Deut. 23:55): Vengeance is Mine, I will repay. On the basis of this, St. Paul admonishes the Christians (Rom. 12:19): Never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God. These words are not only instruction but also consolation, as if He were to say: Do not take it upon yourselves to avenge yourselves on one another or to speak curses and maledictions. The person that does you harm or injury is interfering with the office of God and sinning against God as gravely as this man has sinned against you. Therefore, keep your fist to yourself. Leave it to the charge of His wrath and punishing, for He will not let it remain unavenged, and His punishment is more severe than you would like. This man has not assailed you but God Himself, and has already fallen into His wrath. He will not escape this. No one ever has. So why get angry with him when the anger of God, immensely greater and more severe than the anger and punishment of the whole world, has already come upon him and has already avenged itself more thoroughly than you ever could? Besides, he has not injured you one tenth as much as he has injured God. When you see him lying under the severe condemnation, why so many curses and threats of vengeance? Rather you should take pity on his plight, and pray for him to be rescued from it and to reform.

When the ships had lifted, they returned across the river to the silence of death. Then his grandfather told him, "Many fine things your father had planned for you: learning and useful work and a life of satisfaction and peace. Do you recall this?"
"Yes, Grandfather."
"The learning you shall have. You will learn patience and resource, the ability of your hands and your mind. You will have useful work: the destruction of evil men. What work could be more useful? This is Beyond; you will find that your work is never done—so therefore you may never know life of peace. However, I guarantee you ample satisfaction, for I will teach you to crave the blood of these men more than the flesh of woman."
The old man had been as good as his word.

Judiciously show a cat, milk, if you wish her to thirst for it. Judiciously show a dog his natural prey, if you wish him to bring it down one day.

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities

Regarding vengeance and arch-enemies, one must not only be timely but prideful, and pride exacts propriety.


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