No war can end war except a total war which leaves no human creature on earth. Each war creates the causes of war: hate, desire for revenge and have-nots, desperate with need.
— Zelda Popkin
No matter how many times people try to criticize you, the best revenge is to prove them wrong.
— Zayn Malik
The terrorists want civil war. Al-Qaida is attacking Shiites. The Shiite militias are taking revenge on the Sunnis. And the Sunnis are become more extremist, with some joining al-Qaida.
— Zalmay Khalilzad
Virtue is its own revenge.
— Yip Harburg
In a country like Iraq with its culture of blood feuds - is that the more locals are killed, the more motivation there is for the insurgency, for the insurgents the more feelings of revenge there are, and in the end the more the operational security of the soldiers suffers, because any soldier who kills an infant today is grooming the killer of his mate tomorrow.
— Yaroslav Trofimov
When you torture a person for long periods you might get a very passionate human rights defender but most probably you will get a beast whose only concern is to seek his revenge in the best way possible.
— Yanar Mohammed
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.
— Xavier Forneret
A sort of war of revenge on the intellect is what, for some reason, thrives in the contemporary social atmosphereThe ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government.
— Wyndham Lewis
If another girl ever steals your man, there's no better revenge than letting her keep him. REAL MEN CAN'T BE STOLEN.
— Wiz Khalifa
The joy of writing. The power of preserving. Revenge of a mortal hand.
— Wislawa Szymborska
Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.
— William Wycherley
Anger and the thirst of revenge are a kind of fever; fighting and lawsuits, bleeding,-at least, an evacuation. The latter occasions a dissipation of money; the former, of those fiery spirits which cause a preternatural fermentation.
— William Shenstone
We mourn the blossoms of May because they are to whither; but we know that May is one day to have its revenge upon November, by the revolution of that solemn circle which never stops - which teaches us in our height of hope, ever to be sober, and in our depth of desolation, never to despair.
— William Peter Blatty
It will be harder because they are going to want revenge, they need revenge.
— William Gallas
She once used me with that insolence, that in revenge I took her to pieces; sifted her, and separated her failings; I studied 'em, and got 'em by rote. The catalogue was so large, that I was not without hopes, one day or other to hate her heartily.
— William Congreve
History of Ireland-lawlessness and turbulency, robbery and oppression, hatred and revenge, blind selfishness everywhere-no principle, no heroism. What can be done with it?
— William Allingham
The pleasure of revenge is a fleeting emotion that is soon replaced by the affliction of conscience.
— Wes Fesler
I did have the resource of having taught Greek mythology and the history of Western civilization, and you can go back into the plays of Aeschylus and follow what happens when people seek revenge, and there are people plucking their eyes out. And Greek mythology is filled with all kinds of monsters and whatnot.
— Wes Craven
Everything that's love can't be fear, and everything that's fear can't be love. You're either in one or the other. Almost every time you turn on the television set, you're in fear. You get aligned with fear. When you're aligned with fear, instead of with God-consciousness, you just keep attracting more fear-more stuff to be afraid of, more shortages, revenge, anger, wars, killing, and disease.
— Wayne Dyer
Revenge, the sweetest morsel to the mouth that ever was cooked in hell.
— Walter Scott
Revenge is the most destructive emotion. Know that retribution against someone who has hurt you will not neutralise the bitterness of your pain. It will eat away at your very being. Be positive and remember the past cannot be changed.
— Walter Mikac
There's a tricky tone where you try to get some humor into a movie that's also a tough tale of murder and revenge. You have to ice skate rather carefully between the humor and the action tension part of the drama.
— Walter Hill
When a player keeps a calm demeanor on the court, it's easier for his ability to shine. The best response to an opposing player's physical or psychological tactics is to keep cool and come right back at him with the force of your game, not your fists. Revenge is always sweeter if your team wins the game.
— Walt Frazier
The wind,Tempestuous clarion, with heavy cry,Came bluntly thundering, more terribleThan the revenge of music on bassoons.
— Wallace Stevens
It has been said that the sin of ingratitude is more serious than the sin of revenge. With revenge, we return evil for evil, but with ingratitude, we return evil for good.
— W. Eugene Hansen
Revenge is like a ghost... It takes over every man it touches... Its thirst cannot be quenched... Until the last man standing has fallen.
— Vladimir Makarov
There is one thing that I feel I still have to do and that is gain revenge over Lennox Lewis. If Lewis came back I would find the motivation to return to boxing and beat him.
— Vitali Klitschko
If revenge motivates you, go for it! But the main thing is to set your game in order.
— Viswanathan Anand
There is no hate such as that born out of love betrayed- and my brain screamed out for revenge.
— Virginia C. Andrews
... and still I stayed to plan all my revenge, my vengeance against those who had turned me from good to evil, and made of me what I was going to be from this day forward.
— Virginia C. Andrews
If a person's mind is controlled by forces of revenge and jealousy, it cannot express love & sympathy. And even if they show love and sympathy to others it will yield no good result. The thought will not be reflected in love but in hate.
— Virchand Gandhi
I don't play monsters. I play men besieged by fate and out for revenge.
— Vincent Price
Revenge is more wild, less calculated...deeply personal. Retribution is a punishment that is morally right and fully deserved. (Mitch Rapp)
— Vince Flynn
It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry, but I think this film deals more with the loss of his wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films.
— Vin Diesel
Do not handicap yourself with the idea of revenge, for the trend of things will revenge your wrong not only upon the individuals responsible for your persecution, but on the society that has permitted this lawlessness.
— Vidkun Quisling
All his life he had lived by the law. Often his job had been to stop acts of revenge....And now revenge was all that life had left for him.
— Vernor Vinge
One false idea is that anyone can hurt you. Events can ruin your reputation, take your money, mistreat you, revenge itself upon you, deceive, betray, abandon you, but cannot hurt you.
— Vernon Howard
Success is the sweetest revenge.
— Vanessa L. Williams
Our revenge is to live. We may be hunted like animals but we will not become animals. We have all chosen this - to live free, like human beings, for as long as we can. Each day of freedom is a victory. And if we die trying to live, at least we die like human beings.
— Tuvia Bielski
Since I only got one life to ive, God forgive me for my sins, let me make it and i'll never steal again, or deal again, my only friend is my misery. Wantin revenge for the agony they did to me.
— Tupac Shakur