64+ Best Vengeance Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Vengeance is the punishing of someone for harming you or your friends or family, or the wish for such punishment to happen. Inspirational vengeance quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous Vengeance Quotes

Vengeance to God alone belongs; But, when I think of all my wrongs My blood is liquid flame! – Walter Scott

They say the best revenge is living well. I say it’s acid in the face-who will love them now?-Mindy Kaling

Vengeance is God’s job, not ours. – F. LaGard Smith

I’m going to get even, I swear I will. Mark my words, I’m a pregnant cranky woman with insomnia. I have time to plot my revenge.-Kim Gruenenfelder

Part of me wants justice for this. Part of me wants to never cause harm to another. – Ken Scholes

I was performing my ritual of sipping tea, shooting flirtatious glances and planning murder.-Mingmei Yip

The city guardsmen were like the keres, doom-bringers of merciless vengeance. – Janet Morris

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

A tardy vengeance shares the tyrant’s guilt. – Edward Young

Vengeance taken will often tear the heart and torment the conscience. – Arthur Schopenhauer

And though the villain ‘scape a while, he feels. Slow vengeance, like a bloodhound, at his heels. – Jonathan Swift

To treat a man with kindness rather than vengeance is the way to move him. Vengeance may break his spirit; but kindness will break his heart. – William Barclay

For vengeance is an emptiness and he that seeketh it wasteth himself. – Jeffery Farnol

My former bullies pay extra to come backstage and meet me after shows, and I pretend not to know them in front of their friends. It is the most divine pleasure to exact the revenge of the brutalized child that resides within.-Margaret Cho

Revenge is a confession of pain.-Latin Proverb

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. – Confucius

Vengeance cannot abide the agony of grace. – Anne Elisabeth Stengl

In high vengeance there is noble scorn. – George Eliot

I’m not violent, I don’t believe in killing people, but standing up for yourself, speaking out against injustice, is another form of vengeance. – Eva Gabrielsson

Vengeance is mine; I will repay. – Leo Tolstoy

But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.-Exodus

Treat all fairly or they will seek revenge.-Christopher Paolini

Vengeance is not the point; change is. But the trouble is that in most people’s minds the thought of victory and the thought of punishing the enemy coincide. – Barbara Deming

There was a time when metal ruled the world and I don’t see any reason why it should be different now. – Zacky Vengeance

When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins. – Chuck Jones

Vengeance is sweet. Vengeance taken when the vengee isn’t sure who the venger is, is sweeter still. – Gary D. Schmidt

‘Tis more noble to forgive, and more manly to despise, than to revenge an Injury.-Benjamin Franklin

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

Vengeance has no foresight. – Napoleon Bonaparte

The thirst for vengeance was the beautiful nature which Homer imitated. – Johann Georg Hamann

Retribution often means that we eventually do to ourselves what we have done unto others. – Eric Hoffer

Just vengeance does not call for punishment. – Pierre Corneille

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

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

One good act of vengeance deserves another. – John Jefferson

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

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. – Kurt Vonnegut

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

Vengeance is one of life’s great motivators. – K.S. Brooks

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared. – Niccolo Machiavelli

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 they make their tormentors suffer. – Laura Hillenbrand

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

Vengeance is a form of reciprocity in which each deed begets another. Each act of vengeance is a response to a previous wrong. – James T. Siegel

And you, you better run because I’m going to destroy you for what you’ve taken from me. – Samantha Young

Always seek justice, but love only mercy. To love justice and hate mercy is but a doorway to more injustice. – Criss Jami

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

Cries for justice are often the bitter laments of the vengeful. – Wayne Gerard Trotman

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

I don’t believe in the death penalty, but I understand personal vengeance. – Ian Mcshane

To the extent that our conceptions of justice contain recognizable traces of vengeance, they remain half-baked, primitive and immature. – James P. Sterba

Vengeance is the act of turning anger in on yourself. On the surface it may be directed at someone else, but it is a surefire recipe for arresting emotional recovery. – Jane Goldman

Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavour, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned. – Charlotte Bronte

Now just vengeance is taken only for that which is done unjustly; hence that which provokes anger is always something considered in the light of an injustice. – St. Thomas Aquinas

A society built upon a foundation of vengeance is a society doomed to destroy itself. – Richelle E. Goodrich

I know there are people who believe you should forgive and forget. For the record, I’d like to say I’m a big fan of forgiveness as long as I’m given the opportunity to get even first. – Sue Grafton

Revenge proves its own executioner.-John Ford

And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my fingers upon thee! – Quentin Tarantino

In theory it may seem all right to some, but when it comes to being made the instrument of the Lord’s vengeance, I myself don’t like it. – Robert Shaw

Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence. – Vittorio Alfieri

On wrongs swift vengeance waits. – Alexander Pope

If you’re betrayed, release disappointment at once. By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root. – Toba Beta

Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance. – Winston Churchill

Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged. – Samuel Johnson

Vengeance is a delicious fruit, that must ripen in order that we may fully enjoy it. – Émile Gaboriau