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Revenge Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Revenge

Let these quotes show you why revenge is always the wrong answer.

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ugliest word in the world is revenge.
It spells hate; it spells fear; it spells greed.
For my loss, I must kill; I must steal - must avenge.
It's your fault; you must pay; you must bleed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.

"Fair" is not a useful concept.
Life is not "fair."
You can't make life "fair."
You can get angry.
You can complain about life not being "fair."
You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently.
You can inflict great suffering upon yourself
in the name of life being "unfair."
And Life is still not "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


 

The 3 Rs that Plague Humanity:
Regret, Resentment, and Revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Albert Schweitzer



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Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

(Jesus on Anger and Revenge)
You have heard that it was said,
"Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth."
But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person.
If someone strikes you on the right cheek,
turn to him the other also.
- Matthew 5:38-39

Revenging Quotes and Sayings

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

Doing Quotes and Sayings

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of,
he always declares that it's his duty.
- George Bernard Shaw

Anyone can do any amount of work
provided it isn't the work
he is supposed to be doing at the moment.
- Robert Benchley

I only wish that ordinary people
had an unlimited capacity for doing harm;
then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
- Socrates

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house
with the conscious design of doing me good,
I should run for my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

The most difficult thing in the world
is to know how to do a thing
and to watch somebody else doing it wrong,
without comment.
- Theodore. H. White

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
'What are you doing for others?'
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

Life's most urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A.A. Milne

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing,
when in effect he knows nothing.
- Carlos Castaneda

As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full.
Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem,
am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
- Henry David Thoreau

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein (attributed)

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

The Master acts without doing, and everything gets done.
- Lao Tzu

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.
Practice non-action. Work without doing.
- Lao Tzu

All wrong-doing arises because of mind.
If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
- The Buddha

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.
- Benjamin Spock

Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing,
while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Courage is not always about action,
and it doesn't always involve danger,
but courage is always doing what is right.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
- Joseph Campbell

What are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Lives based on having are less free
than lives based on doing or being.
- E.Y. Harburg

Whenever a man or women is truly inspired,
it is because the same One Universal Spirit
is doing the inspiring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Stop asking God to bless what you're doing.
Get involved in what God is doing -
because it's already blessed.
- Bono

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You either do it completely and utterly,
or you should stop doing it.
- Bono (paraphrase)

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The difference between what we do
and what we are capable of doing
would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie


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