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QUOTES ON REVENGE


No one alive--it needs no arguing
But sometimes says or does a wrongful thing;
Rage, sickness, influence of some malign
Star-constellation, temper, woe or wine
Spur us to wrongful words or make us trip.
One should not seek revenge for every slip.

GEOFFREY CHAUCER, The Canterbury Tales

Better is it for each one of us that he should avenge his friend, than greatly mourn.

The rarer action is
In virtue than in vengeance.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, The Tempest

Vengeance is like a fire. The more it devours, the hungrier it gets.

J. M. COETZEE, Disgrace

The man who seeks revenge digs two graves.

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