You cannot go ahead while you are getting even.
A man who contemplates revenge keeps his wounds green.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavor, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.
Some people would rather get even instead of get ahead.
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
Just vengeance does not call for punishment.
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
While seeking revenge, dig two graves -- one for yourself.
One good act of vengeance deserves another.
Revenge is the act of passion, vengeance is an act of justice.
What ever the motive for the insult, it is always best to overlook it; for folly doesn't deserve resentment, and malice is punished by neglect.
Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind.
Don't get mad, get even.
That old law about an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
She [Eleanor Roosevelt] got even in a way that was almost cruel. She forgave them.
And, re-assembling our afflicted powers, consult how we may henceforth most offend.
Surviving well is your finest revenge.
Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.
The best manner of avenging ourselves is by not resembling him who has injured us.
Revenge converts a little right into a great wrong.
Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.
What should a wise person do when given a blow? Same as Cato when he was attacked; not fire up or revenge the insult., or even return the blow, but simply ignore it.
Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.
If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?
Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.
The best revenge is massive success.
No more tears now; I will think upon revenge.
No revenge is so heroic than that which torments envy by doing good.
Revenge has no more quenching effect on emotions than salt water has on thirst.
Success is the sweetest revenge.
Say No! Accept the burdens of revenge.
Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man's restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.
Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as a Christian is? If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge. The villainy you teach me I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.
(III.i.49[[#150]]61) The Merchant of Venice