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"Tis more noble to forgive, and more manly to despise, than to revenge an injury."
"And where the offense is, let the great axe fall."
"If it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge."
"In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior."
Sir Francis Bacon
"Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged."
Dr Samuel Johnson
"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated."
George Bernard Shaw
"He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well."
"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."
"There's small Revenge in Words, but Words may be greatly revenged."
"Therein lies the defect of revenge: it's all in the anticipation; the thing itself is a pain, not a pleasure; at least the pain is the biggest end of it."