95 Avenging Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of avenging quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about revenge life.

The Most Famous Avenging Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged. — Samuel Johnson

Any story about revenge is ultimately a story about forgiveness, redemption, or the futility of revenge. — Nick Wechsler

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. — Jeremy Taylor

Revenge, we find, the abject pleasure of an abject mind. — Juvenal

Revenge is an inhuman word. — Seneca

My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that. — Stewart Francis

It is difficult to fight against anger; for a man will buy revenge with his soul. — Heraclitus

To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred. — Pierre Corneille

If you devote your life to seeking revenge, first dig two graves. — Confucius

It is useless to meet revenge with revenge; it will heal nothing. — J. R. R. Tolkien

Short Avenging Quotes

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  • The best manner of avenging ourselves is by not resembling him who has injured us. — Jane Porter
  • Insults should be well avenged or well endured. — Scottish Proverbs
  • We cannot build the future by avenging the past. — T. H. White
  • I'm an actor, a husband, a father of two, and a full-time Avenger. — Robert Downey, Jr.
  • It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it. — Seneca The Elder
  • In the end, you will always kneel. — Tom Hiddleston
  • To he who avenges a father, nothing is impossible — Pierre Corneille
  • But just disease to luxury succeeds, And ev'ry death its own avenger breeds. — Alexander Pope
  • Laughing at our friends, we avenge the disappointment they have caused. — Mason Cooley
  • Love is for children. I owe him a debt. — Joss Whedon

Hamlet Quotes

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If thou dost marry, I'll give thee this plague for thy dowry: be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. — William Shakespeare

Not the children of the rich or of the powerful only, but of all alike, boys and girls, both noble and ignoble, rich and poor, in all cities and towns, villages and hamlets, should be sent to school — John Amos Comenius

Pray, love, remember: and there is pansies, that's for thoughts. — William Shakespeare

During my teenage years as an Islamist recruiter, I moved to live in self-contained communities in the London boroughs of Newham and Tower Hamlets. — Maajid Nawaz

O God, I could be bound in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space – were it not that I have bad dreams. — William Shakespeare

The essential is to excite the spectators. If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it. — Orson Welles

This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o-erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire. — William Shakespeare

To die, to sleep - To sleep, perchance to dream - ay, there's the rub, For in this sleep of death what dreams may come. — William Shakespeare

There's rosemary, that's for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember. — William Shakespeare

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This goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory. — William Shakespeare

Revenge Life Quotes

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The best revenge is to live an awesome life. — Ramon Bautista

Revenge is for the weak so I have settled my vendettas with all of the kids who made my early life a living hell. — Donald Glover

The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself. — Eddie Vedder

Get through the agony and anger, the pain and strife, and take the necessary steps to try to change my life. — Ludacris

A wicked mortal is not the idea of God. He is little else than the expression of error. To suppose that sin, lust, hatred, envy, hypocrisy, revenge, have life abiding in them, is a terrible mistake. Life and Life's idea, Truth and Truth's idea, never make men sick, sinful, or mortal. — Mary Baker Eddy

Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust. — Marquis De Sade

We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged — Heinrich Heine

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge. — Paul Gauguin

To take a life when a life has been lost is revenge, not justice. — Desmond Tutu

The paradox of vengefulness is that it makes men dependent upon those who have harmed them, believing that their release from pain will come only when their tormentors suffer. — Laura Hillenbrand

Vengeful Quotes

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Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious. — Phillips Brooks

Life is boring. People are vengeful. Good things always end. We do so many things and we don’t know why, and if we do find out why, it’s decades later and knowing why doesn’t matter any more. — Douglas Coupland

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him. — Napoleon Hill

If I had a religion, its deity would be Audysseus, the sound God, and He would be a vengeful god, dishing out eternal damnation to people with cheap stage monitors. — Tim Minchin

Estrogen is a powerful if vengeful hormone affecting a woman's fertility, moods, sleep patterns, appetite. Estrogen is the household heating oil of womanhood. — Marilyn Suzanne Miller

I didn't really escape that gravity until I moved 300 miles south to go to college at 18, where authorship no longer seemed something liable to induce vengeful punishment. — David Knopfler

The only good produced by the disappearance of Africville was the appearance of a conscious black nationalism … In this regard, Consecrated Ground is the heir of fierce, vengeful, and epic activism. — George Elliott Clarke

Great indebtedness does not make men grateful, but vengeful; and if a little charity is not forgotten, it turns into a gnawing worm. — Friedrich Nietzsche

We are vengeful. God is forgiving. We remember. God redeems. — Aiden Wilson Tozer

Man is by nature competitive, combative, ambitious, jealous, envious, and vengeful. — Arthur Keith

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More Avenging Quotes

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If I advance; follow me. If I retreat; kill me. If I die; avenge me! It is better to live one day as a lion than one-hundred years as a sheep! — Benito Mussolini

We come here with no peaceful intent, but ready for battle, determined to avenge our wrongs and set our country free. — William Wallace

Karma is the universal law of cause and effect. You reap what you sow. You get what you earn. You are what you eat. If you give love, you get love. Revenge returns itself upon the avenger. — Mary Browne

Biography can be the most middle-class of all forms, the judgment of little people avenging themselves on the great. — Edmund White

When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? — Eleanor Roosevelt

The ministers and the Jacobins are making the king declare war tomorrow on Austria. The ministers are hoping that this move will frighten the Austrians and that within three weeks we will be negotiating (God forbid that this should happen). May we at last be avenged for all the outrages we have suffered from this country! — Marie Antoinette

If now, after the collapse, should any of these lackeys of Adolf Hitler have the insolence to claim they were merely harmless onlookers, let them feel the scourge of avenging mankind .... Whoever cries about having lost the Nazi system or wants to resurrect National Socialism is to be treated as a lunatic. — Friedrich Kellner

Henceforth we will tackle our enemies that come face to face with us and we will not be stabbed in from behind by internal foes. To this end, we will arm the allies and comrades of the broad masses without giving respite to reactionaries, and avenge the blood of our comrades double - and triple - fold. — Mengistu Haile Mariam

Nature avenges herself speedily on the hard pedantry that would chain her waves. She is no literalist. Every thing must be taken genially, and we must be at the top of our condition, to understand any thing rightly. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

In 'Thor,' that was my own hair. I grew it out. But I have naturally curly, blonde hair, so I'll never look like that. By the time I got to 'The Avengers,' I had come off two other films, which required me to have it very short. So I dyed it again and it was long enough to use a part of my hairline. — Tom Hiddleston

The Constitution enjoins an oath upon all the officers of the United States. This is a direct appeal to that God Who is the avenger of perjury. Such an appeal to Him is a full acknowledgement of His being and providence. — Oliver Wolcott

Stomach: A slave that must accept everything that is given to it, but which avenges wrongs as slyly as does the slave. — Emile Souvestre

What's this war in the heart of Nature? Why does Nature vie with itself? The Land contend with the Sea? Is there an avenging power in Nature? Not one power, but two? — Terrence Malick

A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong. — Edgar Allan Poe

The word resentment means to re-feel...to feel again. Someone wrongs or wounds you; in resenting it, you re-feel the injury. And you re-hurt yourself. The Hebrew Talmud says that a person who bears a grudge is "Like one who, having cut one hand while handling a knife, avenges himself by stabbing the other hand." — Norman Vincent Peale

Let him that sows the serpent's teeth not hope to reap a joyous harvest. Every crime has, in the moment of its perpetration, its own avenging angel,--dark misgivings at the inmost heart. — Friedrich Schiller

One cannot be avenged for every wrong; according to the occasion, everyone who knows how, must use temperance. — Geoffrey Chaucer

If yon wish to be like the gods on earth, to be free in the realms of the dead, pluck not the fruit from the garden! In appearance it may glisten to the eye; but the perishable pleasure of possession quickly avenges the curse of curiosity. — Friedrich Schiller

The highways are crowded with people who drive as if their sole purpose in getting behind the wheel is to avenge every wrong done them by man, beast or fate. The only thing that keeps them in line is their fear of death, jail and lawsuits. — Hunter S. Thompson

During the long ages of class rule, which are just beginning to cease, only one form of sovereignty has been assigned to all men--that, namely, over all women. Upon these feeble and inferior companions all men were permitted to avenge the indignities they suffered from so many men to whom they were forced to submit. — Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi

I've been very lucky. All I wanted was to pay the rent. Then these characters took off and suddenly there were Hulk coffee mugs and Iron Man lunchboxes and The Avengers sweatshirts everywhere. Money's okay, but what I really like is working. — Stan Lee

It has been said that the historian is the avenger, and that standing as a judge between the parties and rivalries and causes of bygone generations he can lift up the fallen and beat down the proud, and by his exposures and his verdicts, his satire and his moral indignation, can punish unrighteousness, avenge the injured or reward the innocent. — Herbert Butterfield

Everybody needs some real rock in their lives...whether it's bands like ourselves, Aerosmith or Stones...or new bands like Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold...it's out there. — Nikki Sixx

Union of the weakest develops strength not wisdom. Can all men, together, avenge one of the leaves that have fallen in autumn? But the wise man avenges by building his city in snow. — Wallace Stevens

If the Loki in 'Thor' was about a spiritual confusion - 'Who am I? How do I belong in this world?' - the Loki in 'Avengers' is, 'I know exactly who I am, and I'm going to make this world belong to me.' — Tom Hiddleston

I think Romeo and Juliet is uplifting. That's how much a son wishes to avenge his father. That is how much two young people can love each other. — Ben Kingsley

Dignity does not come from avenging insults, especially from violence that can never be justified. It comes from taking responsibility and advancing our common humanity. — Hillary Clinton

Initially, terrorism was a certain mixture of politics, economics, and religion. Now, it seems that terrorism is more individual and done to avenge personal grudges. So there are two kinds of terrorism. — Dalai Lama

When I read [the script] and saw that it was my fanboy wet dream of an Avengers script and that [Agent] Coulson was a big part of it, that was the great day for me. I just drove around the streets with the script in the other seat, giggling. — Joss Whedon

I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone. — Edmund Burke

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's The Wicked + The Divine is better than Young Avengers. Better than Phonogram. Better than Watchmen. Better than The Bible. — Matt Fraction

There's a reason Tony Stark makes fun of 'Thor,' and mentions 'Shakespeare' in the park in 'The Avengers.' It's great to play high drama and comedy alongside a modern story. — Joss Whedon

Every offense is avenged on earth. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If I advance, follow me! If I retreat, kill me! If I die, avenge me! — Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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