„Despair is like forward children, who, when you take away one of their playthings, throw the rest into the fire for madness. It grows angry with itself, turns its own executioner, and revenges its misfortunes on its own head.“
— Pierre Charron French theologian and philosopher 1541 - 1603
As quoted in Treasury of Thought : Forming an encyclopædia of quotation from ancient and modern authors (1894) edited by Maturin Murray Ballou, p. 123
„The revenge of an elder sister may be long in coming, but, like a South-Eastern express, it arrives in its own good time.“
— Saki British writer 1870 - 1916
Reginald (1904), "Reginald on Besetting Sins"
„You kill yourself and you make a big old sacrifice and try to get your revenge. That all you're gonna end up with is a paragraph in a newspaper. In the end, it does nothing. Nothing changes. The world goes on and you're gone. The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.“
— Eddie Vedder musician, songwriter, member of Pearl Jam 1964
This quote was taken from the Synergy's Echoes page ( December, 1991 Houston, Texas, KLOL FM Echoes of Exposure with David Sadoff ).
„Publicly humiliating someone for your own gain will only come and haunt you. God’s going to have his revenge.“
— Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958
Madonna Interview : Q Magazine, Q, 2003-04-01 http://allaboutmadonna.com/madonna-library/madonna-interview-q-magazine-april-2003,
„Not only does reality resist those who still criticize it, but it also abandons those who defend it. Maybe it is a way for reality to get its revenge from those who claim to believe in it for the sole purpose of eventually transforming it: sending back its supporters to their own desires.“
— Jean Baudrillard French sociologist and philosopher 1929 - 2007
1990s, Radical Thought (1994)
„Revenge is not worthy of you. If you concentrate on revenge, you will keep those wounds fresh that would otherwise have healed.“
— Adeline Yen Mah, livro Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society
„…By Allah, we will take revenge! By Allah, we will take revenge! Even if it takes a while, we will take revenge, and every amount of harm against the Ummah will be responded to with multitudes more against the perpetrator…“
— Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 1971 - 2019
2014, 2015, As quoted in Dabiq, issue #12; published November 18, 2015, pg. 2 Source: http://www.clarionproject.org/docs/islamic-state-isis-isil-dabiq-magazine-issue-12-just-terror.pdf
— Konrad Adenauer German statesman, Federal Chancellor of Germany, politician (CDU) 1876 - 1967
To French PM Guy Mollet after British PM Sir Anthony Eden unilaterally cancelled the Suez operation, thus angering Mollet. (6 November 1956), as quoted in Europe's Troubled Peace, 1945-2000 (2006) by Tom Buchanan, p.102, 2nd ed. 2012 p. 84 books.google https://books.google.de/books?id=cAHcBeZhm6UC&pg=PA84&dq=revenge
— Pittacus of Mytilene Greek sage
As quoted by Diogenes Laërtius in Life of Pittacus, i. 76, citing Heraclitus as his source. Pittacus made this remark to justify his release of his captured enemy Alcaeus. According to William Shepard Walsh, in Handy-book of Literary Curiosities (1892), p. 392, Epictetus, quoting from the same source, gives the phrase thus: "Forgiveness is better than punishment; for the one is proof of a gentle, the other of a savage, nature."