Revenge Quotes (481 quotes)
Claimed to be either a Chinese or Japanese proverb. Often attributed to Confucius. Variant: "If you want revenge, dig two graves"
“What does labor want? We want more school houses and less jails. More books and less guns. More learning and less vice. More leisure and less greed. More justice and less revenge. We want more... opportunities to cultivate our better natures.”
Quoted in Mantsios, Gregory. A New Labor Movement for the New Century. Florence, Ky.: Taylor & Francis, 1998, p. 51.
Josh Billings: His Works, Complete (G.W. Carlton & Company, 1881), p. 235
“I have come to the conclusion that executions solve nothing, and are only an antiquated relic of a primitive desire for revenge which takes the easy way and hands over the responsibility for revenge to other people.”
Executioner: Pierrepoint. Harrap 1974. p. 210
"The Essays, Or Councils, Civil and Moral, Of Sir. Francis Bacon" (1701 edition), p. 10, "Of Revenge"
“I once bought a Manchester United hat, which I think was 12 shillings, and somebody ran up behind me and pulled it off and just ran ahead. I thought, 'It's a very cruel world, I'm not prepared for this'. And I decided to get my revenge on society.”
From "Stop me if you've heard this one before," interview by Len Brown in NME (20th February 1988)