Top 50 Revenge Quotes To Help You See The Bigger Picture

Top 50 Revenge Quotes To Help You See The Bigger Picture

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When you find yourself searching for quotes about revenge, chances are someone has wronged you, and you are bitter about it. It could be a cheating partner, a malicious friend or family member, a coworker, etc.

But contrary to popular belief, revenge isn’t always the best solution. It is hectic to plan for and execute revenge. You don’t need to spend sleepless nights planning your next move to get even with whoever wronged you.

Sometimes you just need to sit back and watch karma do its thing, as you are about to find out in some quotes about revenge and karma that we’ve listed below. Without further ado, here are some of the best revenge quotes to help you see the bigger picture.

Best Revenge Quotes

“Living well is the best revenge.”

George Herbert

Life can be savored only if you look to the future and leave vengeance to the gods.

David Gemmell, Fall of Kings

“Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind.”


“Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.

Roberto Assagioli

“Weak people revenge, strong people forgive, intelligent people ignore.”

Albert Einstein

“The best revenge is no revenge. Move on. Be happy.”


“Neglect kills injuries, revenge increases them.

Benjamin Franklin

“The old law about an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“Revenge is not a positive state of mind or energy to indulge yourself in.”

Michael K. Williams

“Don’t revenge. Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.”

“Revenge is never the answer.”

Kasie West, The Fill-In Boyfriend

“To seek greatness is the only righteous vengeance.”

Criss Jami, Killosophy 

“Take revenge so silently…Let your enemy make the noise.”

Mragank Gupta

“Revenge, at first though sweet, bitter ere long back on itself recoils.”

John Milton, Paradise Lost

“Revenge is like a ghost. It takes over every man it touches. Its thirst cannot be quenched until the last man standing has fallen.”

Vladimir Makarov

“The soul of mercy is better than a soul that is revengeful.”

Angelina Elise

“Revenge can only be found on the road to self-destruction.”

Wayne Gerard Trotman, Kaya Abaniah and the Father of the Forest

Revenge is never the best driver for a battle, but a common one.”

Janet Morris

“Vengeance is a monster of appetite, forever bloodthirsty and never filled.”

Richelle E. Goodrich, The Tarishe Curse

“A man who contemplates revenge keeps his wounds green.”

“An eye for an eye is never enough. Never, never, never.”

Adrian Phoenix

“The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.”

Eddie Vedder

“Revenge is not sweet; it is gloomy and a waste of time.”

Anna Bayes, Through His Lens

“The best revenge is to be unlike him who caused the injury.”

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“It is by our actions that we are destroyed or saved. The choice is ours.”

Sherrilyn Kenyon, The Dream Hunter

“Revenge proves its own executioner.”

John Ford, Broken Heart

“The problem with revenge is that it never evens the score. It ties both the injured and the injurer to an escalator of pain.”

Lewis B. Smedes

“Sometimes the best revenge is just a simple smile, to let them know you’re doing just fine.”


“It is commonly said that revenge is sweet, but to a calm and considerate mind, patience and forgiveness are sweeter.”

Isaac Burrow

“Revenge is the raging fire that consumes the arsonist.”

“No revenge is more honorable than the one not taken.”


“Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.”

Scott Adams

“Revenge is always sweet, it’s the aftertaste that’s bitter.”

Joshua Caleb

“Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace. I think liberation must come from within.”

Sandra Cisneros

“Ruining someone else’s life for attention or revenge should also come with a price.”

Tomi Lahren

“Revenge is a sorrow for the person who has to take it on. And the person who is rash enough to think it’s going to help a situation is always wrong.”

Louise Erdrich

“Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper.”


“He who plots to hurt others often hurts himself.”


“There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.”

Josh Billings

“Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.”

“Revenge is like politics, one thing always leads to another until bad has become worse, and worse has become worst.”

Jonas Jonasson, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

“Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man’s restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.”

Ralph Steadman

“May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion.”

Marianne Williamson

“Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.”

Susan Sontag

“Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.”

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

“Any story about revenge is ultimately a story about forgiveness, redemption, or the futility of revenge.”

Nick Wechsler

“Do not waste time on revenge. The people who hurt you will eventually face their own karma.”


“Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.”

Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

“Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.”

Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

“Forgive and forget. Revenge and regret.”

We hope that you’ve learned a thing or two from these famous quotes about revenge. They say the world is a small place and whoever wrongs you will meet their karma. Seeking revenge is a tedious process; there’s so much planning involved.

Instead of wasting your precious time planning revenge, which is exhausting both mentally and physically, try to focus on building yourself. This approach will give you a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment and also help you see life from a different perspective.

If you liked our selection of Top 50 Revenge Quotes, then perhaps you would also enjoy our collection of 140 Most Relatable Quotes About Pain To Give You More Strength.

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