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Revenge Quotes That Will Help You Find Forgiveness in Your Heart (2022)

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These revenge quotes will help you clear your mind and manage your emotions when you have been wronged.

Suffering is everywhere, and it is aggravated by some evildoers who put others down for their own gain. Some people may cause us harm, but vengeance is never a good idea. Instead, do the opposite and offer forgiveness from the bottom of your heart.

It may seem impossible, but knowing that you chose to show them the goodness in your heart despite their bad deeds will make you feel a lot better.

Let us work together to make the world a more peaceful place to live. Take the time to read these revenge quotes that will inspire you to be a good person despite the toxicity of your surroundings.

Check out the full list here.

Best Revenge Quotes

1. “The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.” – Marcus Aurelius

2. “Revenge can only be found on the road to self-destruction.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman

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3. “The best revenge is to show them that your life is getting better after they’re gone.” – Nishan Panwar

4. “The greatest revenge is to do what others say you cannot do.” – Anonymous

5. “The soul of mercy is better than a soul that is revengeful.” – Angelina Elise

6. “Sometimes the best revenge is to smile and move on.” – Anonymous

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7. “Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.” – Albert Einstein

8. “The greatest form of retaliation is not loving your enemy but ignoring them.” – Bongha Lee

9. “I’m not one to take revenge. If someone does something wrong to me I leave it in the hands of the universe to take care of that person.” – Lana Parrilla

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

11. “Revenge is not a positive state of mind or energy to indulge yourself in.” – Michael K. Williams

Short Revenge Quotes

12. “Real revenge is making something of yourself.” – Gerard Way

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13. “Success is the best revenge.” – Kanye West

14. “Revenge proves its own executioner.” – John Ford

15. “Don’t get mad, get even.” – Robert Kennedy

16. “Revenge is a confession of pain.” – Latin Proverb

17. “Revenge is sweeter far than flowing honey.” – Homer

18. “Revenge has its own special taste.” – Job

19. “Revenge is an infection of the spirit.” – Jonathan Maberry

20. “There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.” – Josh Billings

21. “For the Christian, revenge is a dish best not served at all.” – Todd Stocker

22. “Revenge is simply justice with teeth.” – Simon R. Green

23. “Revenge is never the answer.” – Kasie West

24. “Revenge is sweet but not nourishing.” – Mason Cooley

25. “Treat all fairly or they will seek revenge.” – Christopher Paolini

26. “Revenge has no eyes and ears.” – Anonymous

27. “Living well is the best revenge.” – George Herbert

28. “He who plots to hurt others often hurts himself.” – Aesop

29. “In a nutshell, revenge cannot reverse the loss.” – Marina Cantacuzino

30. “Revenge may be wicked, but it’s natural.” – William Makepeace Thackeray

31. “Revenge will never solve anything, karma will.” – Anonymous

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32. “The noblest revenge is to forgive.” – Thomas Fuller

33. “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.” – King Hamlet

34. “The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.” – Eddie Vedder

35. “The man who seeks revenge digs two graves.” – Ken Kesey

36. “Living well eliminates the need for revenge.” – Kanye West

37. “Revenge is always sweet, it’s the aftertaste that’s bitter.” – Joshua Caleb

Revenge Quotes That Will Inspire You

38. “Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.” – Scott Adams

39. “Let go of offence. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don’t live angry, let go now.” – Joel Osteen

40. “To seek greatness is the only righteous vengeance.” – Criss Jami

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41. “Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.” – Criss Jami

42. “Life can be savored only if you look to the future and leave vengeance to the gods.” – David Gemmell

43. “He that has revenge in his power, and does not use it, is the greater man.” – Wellins Calcott

44. “Do not seek power for revenge. Seek power in order to avoid situations that would make you want revenge.” – Salla Simukka

45. “Revenge is weak when provocation is the reason to prepare us strong for any battle.” – Alan Maiccon

46. “There is no need for revenge. Living happily ever after is a sign that you have not let the past beat you.” – Leon Brown

47. “We learn our lessons; we get hurt; we want revenge. Then we realize that actually, happiness and forgiving people is the best revenge.” – Madonna

Revenge Quotes That Will Make You Think

48. “Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind.” – Juvenal

49. “The soul of mercy is better than a soul that is revengeful.” – Angelina Elise

50. “Revenge is the raging fire that consumes the arsonist.” – Max Lucado

51. “Revenge is starting a fire you can’t control.” – Marty Rubin

52. “When you repay evil with evil, you become evil.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman

53. “Survival was my only hope, success my only revenge.” – Patricia Cornwell

54. “A merciful heartbeats contently stronger than many vengeful ones.” – Munia Khan

55. “Revenge is not a noble sentiment, but it is a human one.” – Rudy Giuliani

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

57. “Always stay gracious, the best revenge is your paper.” – Beyonce

58. “Revenge is never the best driver for a battle, but a common one.” – Janet Morris

59. “Revenge, the sweetest morsel to the mouth that ever was cooked in hell.” – Walter Scott

60. “It is commonly said that revenge is sweet, but to a calm and considerate mind, patience, and forgiveness are sweeter.” – Isaac Burrow

61. “Revenge is the infliction of pain, in consequence of the neglect or violation of duty.” – Elhanan Winchester

62. “Revenge is like politics, one thing always leads to another until bad has become worse, and worse has become worst.” – Jonas Jonasson

63. “Revenge is a dish best eaten cold and there is no sweeter dish than outliving an enemy.” – Don Darkes

Revenge Quotes That Will Clear Your Mind

64. “Revenge is not sweet; it is gloomy and a waste of time.” – Anna Bayes

65. “Revenge is the easiest of emotions to understand and to manipulate.” – David Anthony Durham

66. “Revenge is the act of passion, vengeance is an act of justice.” – Samuel Johnson

67. “Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.” – Friedrich Schiller

68. “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

69. “Don’t waste time on revenge. The people who hurt you will eventually face their own karma.” – Anonymous

70. “When you have the power to screw people over and you don’t, well, that’s when you get to show who you really are.” – Joseph Finder

Quotes to Remind You About the Consequences of Revenge

71. “Spending plenty of time on something can be the most sophisticated form of revenge.” – Haruki Murakami

72. “Ruining someone else’s life for attention or revenge should also come with a price.” – Tomi Lahren

73. “Revenge is self-defeating. It will eat you away until there is nothing left.” – Chris Bradford

74. “Revenge always begins with craziness, and ends in shame.” – Anonymous

75. “Two wrongs don’t make a right, but neither does one. Revenge may seem petty by day, but on some nights she becomes justice.” – Ashly Lorenzana

76. “If you concentrate on revenge, you will keep those wounds fresh that would otherwise have healed.” – Adeline Yen Mah

77. “It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

78. “If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.” – Shannon L. Alder

79. “Revenge is backward-looking, whereas rationality is forward-looking. So the two fail to engage.” – Alan Hamlin

80. “If you seek revenge, it means you’re scared or you feel guilty for what happened in some way. It’s okay to be angry with someone, but don’t think about revenge. It’s like a disease that eats you up.” – David Miller

81. “What goes around comes around. That’s how it works. Sooner or later the universe will serve you the revenge that you deserve.” – Jessica Brody

Quotes That Show How Revenge Affects You as a Person

82. “Revenge itself may indeed be the best revenge, but slaying one’s enemy does not give back what they stole.” – Emilie Autumn

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83. “Every blade has two edges; he who wounds with one wounds himself with the other.” – Victor Hugo

84. “Revenge is an orphan in bad company she had learnt. Until it accepts the truth, it may never find grace.” – Sanchit Gupta

85. “Revenge is a sorrow for the person who has to take it on. And the person who is rash enough to think it’s going to help a situation is always wrong.” – Louise Erdrich

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86. “For revenge is always the delight of a mean spirit, of a weak and petty mind!” – Gin Sander

87. “Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man’s restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.” – Ralph Steadman

88. “The most deceptive thing about revenge is in thinking that we’re not hurt by it, when in fact we’re the ones most hurt by it.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

89. “Vengeance is a monster of appetite, forever bloodthirsty and never filled.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

90. “Like revenge is sweet on corrupted meat, the compulsion to feed the flames of greed.” – R.W. Moerings

91. “So revenge is obviously a deeply messed up expression of vindictiveness. It is hard to even call it evil. It is just plain insanity. A result of deeply messed up thinking.” – Venkatesh G. Rao

92. “Vengeance is in my heart, death in my hand, blood, and revenge are hammering in my head.” – William Shakespeare

93. “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

94. “It is by our actions that we are destroyed or saved. The choice is ours.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Funny Revenge Quotes That Will Make You Smile

95. “Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.” – Austin O’Malley

96. “I want revenge, but I don’t want to screw up my karma.” – Susane Colasanti

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97. “I don’t seek revenge because the karma bus always arrives on time.” – Fuad Alakbarov

98. “Revenge must be the reason why forgiveness was a thing I never knew.” – Haggard

99. “Revenge is what I want. Nothing but pure unadulterated revenge. But my mother brought me up to be a lady.” – J. P. Donleavy

100. “Funny thing about revenge. It could make a killer out of a nun.” – Kevis Hendrickson

101. “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

102. “When someone is mean to me, I just make them a victim in my next book.” – Mary Higgins Clark

Revenge Quotes From the Bible That Will Guide Your Life

103. “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.” – Leviticus 19:18

104. “Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.” – Proverbs 10:12

105. “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘it is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.” – Romans 12:19

106. “Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:15

107. “The Lord is a God who avenges. O, God who avenges, shine forth. Rise up, judge of the earth; pay back to the proud what they deserve.” – Psalm 94:1-2

108. “Do not say, ‘I’ll do to them as they have done to me; I’ll pay them back for what they did.’” – Proverbs 24:29

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109. “But to you who are listening, I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” – Luke 6:27-28

110. “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:31-32

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