105+ Best Revenge Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational revenge quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Most Famous Revenge Quotes

The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself. Eddie Vedder

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

Neglect kills injuries, revenge increases them. Ben Franklin

I don’t want tea, said Clary, with muffled force. I want to find my mother. And then I want to find out who took her in the first place, and I want to kill them. Unfortunately said Hodge, we’re all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it’s either tea or nothing. Cassandra Clare

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

I will hurt you for this. I don’t know how yet, but give me time. A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you’ll know the debt is paid. George R.R. Martin

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

Harry was left to ponder in silence the depths to which girls would sink to get revenge. J.K. Rowling

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

The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. Marcus Aurelius

Revenge is not sweet; it is gloomy and a waste of time. Anna Bayes

I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for. J.K. Rowling

Always stay gracious, the best revenge is your paper. Beyonce

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

A man who contemplates revenge keeps his wounds green. Francis Bacon

My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die! William Goldman

The old law about an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind. Martin Luther King Jr.

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

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. Josh Billings

Karma comes after everyone eventually. You can’t get away with screwing people over your whole life, I don’t care who you are. 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

Revenge proves its own executioner. John Ford

Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die. Anne Lamott

Revenge can only be found on the road to self destruction.  Wayne Gerard Trotman

We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged. Heinrich Heine

Revenge is not always sweet, once it is consummated we feel inferior to our victim. Emile M. Cioran

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

Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind. Juvenal

Stronger than lover’s love is lover’s hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make. Euripides

The best revenge is to show them that your life is getting better after they’re göne. Nishan Panwar

Tell me, tutor, I said. Is revenge a science, or an art? Mark Lawrence

The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. Marcus Aurelius

People should either be caressed or crushed. If you do them minor damage they will get their revenge; but if you cripple them there is nothing they can do. If you need to injure someone, do it in such a way that you do not have to fear their vengeance. Niccolo Machiavelli

Living well is the best revenge. George Herbert

God is a mean spirited, pugnacious bully bent on revenge against His children for failing to live up to his impossible standards. Walt Whitman

Revenge is not a noble sentiment, but it is a human one. Rudy Giuliani

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

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

Beware the fury of a patient man. John Dryden

The man who seeks revenge digs two graves. Ken Kesey

I’m a fighter. I believe in the eye for an eye business. I’m no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won’t hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat. Muhammad Ali

There is nothing wrong with revenge. The wrong has already been done, or there would be no need to even the score. Ashly Lorenzana

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 their tormentors suffer. Laura Hillenbrand

A need for revenge can burn long and hot. Especially if every glance in a mirror reinforces it. Suzanne Collins

Revenge may be wicked, but it’s natural. William Makepeace Thackeray

The soul of mercy is better than a soul that is revengeful. Angelina Elise

Fool that I am, said he,that I did not tear out my heart the day I resolved to revenge myself. Alexandre Dumas

Revenge is never the answer. Kasie West

Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights. Shannon L. Alder

Revenge is an infection of the spirit. Jonathan Maberry

An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind. Kahlil Gibran

Success is the best revenge. Kanye West

You are enough to drive a saint to madness or a king to his knees. Grace Willows

Revenge is backward looking, whereas rationality is forward looking  so the two fail to engage. Alan Hamlin

To exact revenge for yourself or your friends is not only a right, it’s an absolute duty. Stieg Larsson

Funny thing about revenge. It could make a killer out of a nun. Kevis Hendrickson

But men often mistake killing and revenge for justice. They seldom have the stomach for justice. Robert Jordan

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

Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule. Charles Dickens

I’ve learned that from a war ignited by revenge, nothing can be born, but sorrow.  Aladdin. Shinobu Ohtaka

May the fleas of a thousand camels invade the crotch of the person that ruins your day. And may their arms be to short too scratch. Keisha Keenleyside

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

If anger were mileage, I’d be a very frequent flyer, right up there in First Class. Gina Barreca

Revenge is Always Sweet, it’s the Aftertaste that’s Bitter. Joshua Caleb

To seek greatness is the only righteous vengeance. Criss Jami

An eye for an eye is never enough. Never, never, never. Adrian Phoenix

I take my only exercise acting as a pallbearer at the funerals of my friends who exercise regularly. Mark Twain

While seeking revenge, dig two graves one for yourself. Douglas Horton

She was a ray of sunshine, a warm summer rain, a bright fire on a cold winter’s day, and now she could be dead because she had tried to save the man she loved. Grace Willows

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

Revenge is sweet and not fattening. Alfred Hitchcock

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

Briarwood is the pretty poison. There is no cure for Briarwood. Anne Bishop

Revenge has its own special taste. Job

No one messes around with a nerd’s computer and escapes unscathed. E.A. Bucchianeri

Revenge is the raging fire that consumes the arsonist. Max Lucado

You see, the universe still had accounts to settle. And Susie and I were way overdrawn. J.K. Franko

There is no such thing as justice, all the best that we can hope for is revenge. Emilie Autumn

When one woman strikes at the heart of another, she seldom misses, and the wound is invariably fatal. Choderlos de Laclos

The best revenge, if ya gotta have it, is sweet success. Tripsy South

It’s hard to be done a favor by a man you hate. It’s hard to hate him so much afterwards. Losing an enemy can be worse than losing a friend, if you’ve had him for long enough. Joe Abercrombie

If you feel like you need revenge, getting it won’t help you. Steve Maraboli

I want to be able to see stuff, Iggy said. Like I used to, when I was little. And I want to be able to totally kick Jeb’s butt. James Patterson

Writing poems is the best revenge. Christina Strigas

She smiles at our husband as she moves, and he blushes, overcome by her beauty. But I know what her smile really means. Her smile is her revenge. Lauren DeStefano

When you repay evil with evil, you become evil. Wayne Gerard Trotman

My father wrote Always question where your loyalties lie. The people you trust will expect it, your greatest enemies will desire it, and those you treasure the most, will, without fail, abuse it. Emily Thorne

The most deceptive thing about revenge is in thinking that we’re not hurt by it, when in fact we’re the one’s most hurt by it. Craig D. Lounsbrough

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

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

Revenge is Always Sweet, it’s the Aftertaste that’s Bitter. Joshua Caleb

Inner peace is best achieved when you realize the best revenge is no revenge. Joe Mehl

There is no such thing as justice, all the best that we can hope for is revenge. Emilie Autumn

The best revenge in life is living. Melissa McPhail

But I want to be better than the lessons they taught me. I want my love to be greater that my hate, my mercy to be stronger than my vengeance. Amy Engel

Revenge is sweet but not nourishing. Mason Cooley

Justice is about making them pay for her pain. Revenge is making them pay for yours. Erica O’Rourke

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

Revenge is sweet, but ice cream is sweeter. She goes to the freezer and removes a tub of mint chocolate chip. She brings that and two spoons back to the sofa. For now, accept this delight, unworthy though it is for the Queen of Faerie in exile. Holly Black

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

Revenge is a dish best served unexpectedly and from a distance like a thrown trifle. Frances Hardinge

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

A need for revenge can burn long and hot. Especially if every glance in a mirror reinforces it. Suzanne Collins

Loyalty feeds my passion for revenge. Robert Black

I swore on my knees at the altar where you held me that I would kill you. It was an oath you made me make in my own blood. And now I have returned to give you the promised blade. T. Mountebank

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