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    revenge Quotes

    [O]ften art has judged the judges, pleaded revenge to the innocent and shown to the future what the past suffered, so that it has never been forgotten. . . .
    — John Berger
    tags: future  past  revenge 
    Ye generous maids, revenge your sex's wrong; Let not the mean destroyer e'er approach Your sacred charms. Now muster all your pride, Contempt and scorn, that, shot from Beauty's eye, Confounds the mighty impudent, and smites The front unknown to shame.
    — John Armstrong
    tags: revenge  eyes  shame  sacred  pride  charm 
    We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.
    — John Adams
    As unbalanced parties of every description can never tolerate a free inquiry of any kind, when employed against themselves, the license, and even the most temperate freedom of the press, soon excite resentment and revenge.
    — John Adams
    tags: freedom  revenge 
    I have long been settled in my own opinion that neither Philosophy, nor Religion, nor Morality, nor Wisdom, nor Interest, will ever govern nations or Parties, against their vanity, their Pride, their Resentment, or Revenge, or their Avarice, or Ambition. Nothing but Force and Power and Strength can restrain them.
    — John Adams
    Let go of offence. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don't live angry, let go now!
    — Joel Osteen
    tags: fear  live  revenge 
    The danger (where there is any) from armed citizens, is only to the *government*, not to *society*; and as long as they have nothing to revenge in the government (which they cannot have while it is in their own hands) there are many advantages in their being accustomed to the use of arms, and no possible disadvantage.
    — Joel Barlow
    That was clearly a tackle aimed at getting revenge - or maybe it was just out-and-out retribution.
    — Joe Royle
    tags: revenge 
    Your characters get angry at you if you speak about them and stop you from giving birth to them on the page in revenge. Real writers sit down and write. Wannabe writers sit around and talk.
    — Joe Eszterhas
    I know he's going to be fired up. He's going to try to get some revenge for the NCAA finals. He's probably been looking forward to this match since last March.
    — Joe Dubuque
    tags: revenge 
    a woman who struggles to recover from a brutal attack and sets out on a dark, psychological and physical journey for revenge and justice.
    — Jodie Foster
    Just remember: Surviving is the best revenge, no matter what the disaster has been.
    — Joan Rivers
    tags: revenge 
    Revenge is the thinking man's reflex, a complex blend of action and consistency no other animal species has so far succeeded in evolving. Evolutionary speaking, the practice of taking revenge has shown itself to the so effective that only the most vengeful of us have survived.
    — Jo Nesbo
    Christian ethics demand that you should not take revenge. The paradox is, naturally, that Christians worship a God who is the greatest avenger of them all. Defy him and you burn in eternal hell, an act of revenge which is completely out of proportion to the crime
    — Jo Nesbo
    If you defy the system long enough you'll be rewarded. At first life takes revenge and reduces you to a sniveling mess. But keep sniveling, have the madness, the audacity, to do what interests you, forget about your pension, and eventually life will say all right, we'll let you do it.
    — Jo Coudert
    tags: revenge  madness  right 
    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.
    — Jo Brand
    tags: time  people  revenge 
    Obviously, ISU will be primed for revenge and wants to get that bad taste of the last game out of their mouth.
    — Jim Les
    tags: revenge  bad  games 
    The best revenge is living well.
    — Jerry Seinfeld
    tags: living  revenge 
    The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him.
    — Jerome K. Jerome
    tags: men  society  revenge 
    Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.
    — Jerome Isaac Friedman
    Forgiveness is better than revenge, for forgiveness is the sign of a gentle nature, but revenge is the sign of a savage nature.
    — Jerome Isaac Friedman
    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
    tags: men  violence  revenge 
    The best revenge is, of course, a good life. Enjoy yourself, be happy, be successful. It'll drive them crazy-or you can imagine it does. You'll feel so good you won't care.
    — Jennifer James
    Revenge was the emptiest of emotions. Apparently it motivated people to do the stupidest things as well.
    — Jeaniene Frost
    tags: people  emotion  revenge 
    It is through madness that we hate an enemy, and think of revenging ourselves; and it is through indolence that we are appeased, and do not revenge ourselves.
    — Jean de la Bruyere
    tags: enemies  hate  revenge  madness  enemy 
    It is weakness which makes us hate an enemy and seek revenge, and it is idleness that pacifies us and causes us to neglect it.
    — Jean de la Bruyere
    Politicians - power itself - are abject because they merely embody the profound contempt people have for their own lives. One should be grateful to the politicians for accepting the abstractness of power, and ridding others of its burden. This inevitably kills them but they get their revenge by passing onto others the corpse of power.
    — Jean Baudrillard
    tags: people  power  live  revenge 
    There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
    — Jean Baudrillard
    Even modern wars are fought like revenge tales from some petty grievance.
    — Jay Roach
    tags: revenge  war 
    I'm really only capable to two emotions at this point: lust and hunger. I lost revenge a few years back, and even then, it was reserved only for ex-girlfriends and particular football games that caused me to lose a lot of money.
    — Jason Mulgrew
    Revenge is fruitless.
    — Janet Morris
    tags: revenge 
    Revenge is never the best driver for a battle, but a common one.
    — Janet Morris
    tags: revenge  battle 
    you know that the urge for revenge is a fact of marital life.
    — Jane Smiley
    tags: revenge  facts 
    A sincere acquaintance with ourselves teaches us humility; and from humility springs that benevolence which compassionates the transgressors we condemn, and prevents the punishments we inflict from themselves partaking of crime, in being rather the wreakings of revenge than the chastisements of virtue.
    — Jane Porter
    Revenge is a really narrow scope through which to view things. In the same way secrets do, it has this ability to warp everything. But secrets are more inward, and revenge is outward.
    — James Scott
    tags: secret  revenge 
    There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself
    — James Nayler
    tags: evil  nature  revenge  wrong  cruelty  hope  spirit 
    Only remember this: to seek justice is a good and noble thing, to seek revenge out of hatred is something that will devour your very soul.
    — James Mace
    tags: justice  soul  revenge  hatred  noble 
    They say living well is the best revenge but sometimes writing well is even better.
    — James Franco
    tags: living  revenge  writing 
    I auditioned for 'Revenge Of The Nerds,' and I so did not want the picture. I didn't want it. I didn't want be in anything that had nerds anywhere.
    — James Cromwell
    tags: revenge 
    For mere vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge. But for security of the future I would do every thing.
    — James A. Garfield
    tags: future  revenge 
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