Vengeance Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old vengeance quotes, vengeance sayings, and vengeance proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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

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