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.

Vengeance to God alone belongs; But, when I think of all my wrongs My blood is liquid flame!     

Walter Scott

Vengeance is God's job, not ours.     

F. LaGard Smith

Part of me wants justice for this. Part of me wants to never cause harm to another.     

Ken Scholes

The city guardsmen were like the keres, doom-bringers of merciless vengeance.     

Janet Morris

A tardy vengeance shares the tyrant's guilt.     

Edward Young

Vengeance taken will often tear the heart and torment the conscience.     

Arthur Schopenhauer

And though the villain 'scape a while, he feels. Slow vengeance, like a bloodhound, at his heels.     

Jonathan Swift

To treat a man with kindness rather than vengeance is the way to move him. Vengeance may break his spirit; but kindness will break his heart.     

William Barclay

For vengeance is an emptiness and he that seeketh it wasteth himself.     

Jeffery Farnol

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.     


Vengeance cannot abide the agony of grace.     

Anne Elisabeth Stengl

In high vengeance there is noble scorn.     

George Eliot

I'm not violent, I don't believe in killing people, but standing up for yourself, speaking out against injustice, is another form of vengeance.     

Eva Gabrielsson

Vengeance is mine; I will repay.     

Leo Tolstoy

Vengeance is not the point; change is. But the trouble is that in most people's minds the thought of victory and the thought of punishing the enemy coincide.     

Barbara Deming

There was a time when metal ruled the world and I don't see any reason why it should be different now.     

Zacky Vengeance

When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins.     

Chuck Jones

Vengeance is sweet. Vengeance taken when the vengee isn't sure who the venger is, is sweeter still.     

Gary D. Schmidt

Vengeance has no foresight.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

The thirst for vengeance was the beautiful nature which Homer imitated.     

Johann Georg Hamann

Retribution often means that we eventually do to ourselves what we have done unto others.     

Eric Hoffer

Just vengeance does not call for punishment.     

Pierre Corneille

Vengeance is in my heart, death in my hand, blood and revenge are hammering in my head.     

William Shakespeare

One good act of vengeance deserves another.     

John Jefferson

To seek greatness is the only righteous vengeance.     

Criss Jami

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.     

Kurt Vonnegut

Vengeance is one of life's great motivators.     

K.S. Brooks

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.     

Niccolo Machiavelli

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 they make their tormentors suffer.     

Laura Hillenbrand

Vengeance is a form of reciprocity in which each deed begets another. Each act of vengeance is a response to a previous wrong.     

James T. Siegel