Revenge quotes

The 40 Best Revenge Quotes

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” Mahatma Gandhi

Revenge quotes
For those moments when you are feeling mad and angry, read these revenge quotes.


Revenge Quotes

We all have experienced that feeling of wanting to take vengeance at someone who has done us harm or that has acted unfairly against us. Revenge is a common and natural feeling that is impossible not to feel every once in a while. However, we have to be careful about how we manage it, for being filled with hate brings us no good at all. 

The best thing is to take it easy and think twice before we act, or we could regret afterward! Read these revenge quotes for those moments when you are feeling angry and disappointed.


1“My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!”

William Goldman

2"I was performing my ritual of sipping tea, shooting flirtatious glances and planning murder."

Mingmei Yip

3"The old law about an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

4"In moments of pain, we seek revenge."

Ami Ayalon

5"Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper."


6"Neglect kills injuries, revenge increases them."

Ben Franklin

7"Revenge is a confession of pain."

Latin Proverb

8“The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury."

Marcus Aurelius

9“Revenge proves its own executioner.”

John Ford

10"It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge."

Friedrich Nietzsche

11"There is no revenge as complete as forgiveness."

Josh Billings

12"Karma never loses an address."


13"When everything you love has been stolen from you, sometimes all you have left is revenge."

Emily Thorne

14"He who plots to hurt others often hurts himself."


15"Give the devil his due."

Miguel de Cervantes

16"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

17"The best revenge is no revenge. Just forget they exist."


18"Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out."

Francis Bacon

19"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

20"In revenge and in love woman is more barbaric than man is."

Friedrich Nietzsche

21"The man who seeks revenge digs two graves."

Ken Kesey

22"Can't get blood from a stone."


23"Treat all fairly or they will seek revenge."

Christopher Paolini

24“Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die."

Anne Lamott

25"Let go of offence. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don't live angry, let go now!"

Joel Osteen

26"The axe forgets, but the tree remembers."

African Proverb

27"Revenge is the raging fire that consumes the arsonist."

Max Lucado

28"Death is the great leveller."


29"An eye for an eye is never enough. Never, never, never."

Adrian Phoenix

30“We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.”

Heinrich Heine

31"If you lose a big fight, it will worry you all of your life. It will plague you until you get your revenge."

Muhammad Ali

32"Revenge by young men is considered gain, even at the cost of their own lives, but old men who stay at home in times of war, and mothers who have sons to love, know better."

Chief Seattle

33"When they say revenge is a dish best served up cold they were wrong ... revenge for me has instead turned out to be a dish served hot, steamy and very satisfying!"

Vanessa E. Silver

34"Gorgeous hair is the best revenge."

Ivana Tump

35“When you begin a journey of revenge, start by digging two graves: one for your enemy, and one for yourself.”

Jodi Picoult

36"Beware the fury of a patient man.”

John Dryden

37"Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art."

Susan Sontag

38"Revenge, at first though sweet, bitter ere long back on itself recoils."

John Milton

39"Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries—for heavy ones they cannot."

Niccolo Macchiavelli

40“To exact revenge for yourself or your friends is not only a right, it's an absolute duty.”

Stieg Larsson