VENGEANCE QUOTES

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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.

LAINI TAYLOR, Night of Cake & Puppets

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Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

BIBLE, Romans 12:19

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An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.

MARGARET ATWOOD, Cat's Eye

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Vengeance to God alone belongs;
But, when I think of all my wrongs
My blood is liquid flame!

SIR WALTER SCOTT, Marmion

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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.

ALEXANDRE DUMAS, The Count of Monte Cristo

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Behold, on wrong
Swift vengeance waits.

HOMER, The Odyssey

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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 they make their tormentors suffer.

LAURA HILLENBRAND, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

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

RICHELLE E. GOODRICH, The Tarishe Curse

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Deep Vengeance is the daughter of deep Silence.

LORD BYRON, Marino Faliero

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How did you know that what you sought was redemption and not righteous vengeance?

PETE ABRAMS, Sluggy Freelance, November 22, 2004

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And lo! the sword sharp-pointed pierces deep,
E'en to the heart, the sword which Vengeance wields
The lawless deed will not neglected sleep,
When men tread down what fear of high heaven shields.

AESCHYLUS, The Libation Pourers

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Vengeance is just:
Justly we rid the earth of human fiends
Who carry hell for pattern in their souls.
But in high vengeance there is noble scorn:
It tortures not the torturer, nor gives
Iniquitous payment for iniquity.
The great avenging angel does not crawl
To kill the serpent with a mimic fang;
He stands erect, with sword of keenest edge
That slays like lightning.

GEORGE ELIOT, The Spanish Gypsy

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A tardy vengeance shares the tyrant's guilt.

EDWARD YOUNG, Busiris, King of Egypt: A Tragedy

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

GARY D. SCHMIDT, The Wednesday Wars

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And though the villain 'scape a while, he feels
Slow vengeance, like a bloodhound, at his heels.

JONATHAN SWIFT, "Horace, Book III Ode II: To the Earl of Oxford, Late Lord-Treasurer"

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For vengeance is an emptiness and he that seeketh it wasteth himself.

JEFFERY FARNOL, Martin Conisby's Vengeance

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To the extent that our conceptions of justice contain recognizable traces of vengeance, they remain half-baked, primitive and immature.

JAMES P. STERBA, Morality and Social Justice

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To survive myself I forged you like a weapon,
like an arrow in my bow, a stone in my sling.
But the hour of vengeance falls, and I love you.

PABLO NERUDA, "Body of a Woman", Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

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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.

CHARLOTTE BRONTË, Jane Eyre

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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.

SUE GRAFTON, V is for Vengeance

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