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Revenge Quotes

30 of the best book quotes about revenge
  1. #1
    “He must have outplanned and outthought Vizzini and he will tell me how to break through the castle and kill the six-fingered beast.”
  2. #2
    “I have seen the man I loved preparing to become the murderer of my son!” She said these words with such overwhelming grief, in such a desperate voice, that when he heard it a sob rose in the count’s throat. The lion was tamed, the avenging angel overcome.
  3. #3
    “We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!”
  4. #4
    “Consider none your superior, whatever their rank or station in life. Treat all fairly, or they will seek revenge.”
  5. #5
    “The nearer I approached to your habitation, the more deeply did I feel the spirit of revenge enkindled in my heart.”
  6. #6
    Revenge is a dish that tastes best when served cold.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Revenge
  7. #7
    But you are quite of opinion, are you not, that Heaven will avenge me, d’Artagnan?
  8. #8
    “To bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million; laughed at my losses,
    mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies; and what’s his reason?”
  9. #9
    When the time comes, let loose a tiger and a devil; but wait for the time with the tiger and the devil chained -not shown- yet always ready.
  10. #10
    “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!”
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  1. #11
    I wish to be Providence myself, for I feel that the most beautiful, noblest, most sublime thing in the world, is to recompense and punish.
  2. #12
    “But you jus’ tell an’ try to get this guy canned and we’ll tell ever’body, an’ then will you get the laugh.”
  3. #13
    He had long ago learned that society imposes insults that must be borne, comforted by the knowledge that in this world there comes a time when the most humble of men, if he keeps his eyes open, can take his revenge on the most powerful. It was this knowledge that prevented the Don from losing the humility all his friends admired in him.
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  4. #14
    “And now,” said the stranger, “farewell, goodness, humanity, gratitude ... Farewell all those feelings that nourish and illuminate the heart! I have taken the place of Providence to reward the good; now let the avenging God make way for me to punish the wrongdoer!”
  5. #15
    “Oh, God,” said Monte Cristo, “your vengeance may sometimes be slow in coming, but I think that then it is all the more complete.”
  6. #16
    He decided it was human hatred and not divine vengeance that had plunged him into this abyss. He doomed these unknown men to every torment that his inflamed imagination could devise, while still considering that the most frightful were too mild and, above all, too brief for them: torture was followed by death, and death brought, if not repose, at least an insensibility that resembled it.
  7. #17
    He decided it was human hatred and not divine vengeance that had plunged him into this abyss. He doomed these unknown men to every torment that his inflamed imagination could devise, while still considering that the most frightful were too mild and, above all, too brief for them: torture was followed by death, and death brought, if not repose, at least an insensibility that resembled it.
  8. #18
    “I have spent all these years preparing to find the six-fingered man and kill him in a duel. But he is a master, Yeste.”
  9. #19
    [H]e felt he had passed beyond the bounds of vengeance, and that he could no longer say, “God is for and with me.”
  10. #20
    Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule.
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  1. #21
    Inigo had only one problem: he could not find the enemy.
  2. #22
    “Am I ready? If you say I am, I will seek him through the world. If you say no, I will spend another ten years and another ten after that, if that is needed.”
  3. #23
    I, who have also been betrayed, assassinated and cast into a tomb, I have emerged from that tomb by the grace of God and I owe it to God to take my revenge. He has sent me for that purpose. Here I am.
  4. #24
    “That was below your heart. Can you guess what I’m doing?”
    “Cutting my heart out?”
    “You took mine when I was ten; I want yours now. We are lovers of justice, you and I—what could be more just than that?”
  5. #25
    “But, with such an outlook,” Franz told the count, “which makes you judge and executioner in your own case, it would be hard for you to confine yourself to actions that would leave you forever immune to the power of the law. Hatred is blind and anger deaf: the one who pours himself a cup of vengeance is likely to drink a bitter draught.”
    “Yes, if he is clumsy and poor; no, if he is a millionaire and adroit.”
  6. #26
    You know, mother, Monsieur de Monte Cristo is almost a man of the East and an Oriental; in order not to interfere with his freedom to take revenge, he never eats or drinks in his enemy’s house.
  7. #27
    “All is not lost; the unconquerable Will,
    And study of revenge, immortal hate,
    And courage never to submit or yield.”
  8. #28
    “I regret now,” said he, “having helped you in your late inquiries, or having given you the information I did.”
    “Why so?” inquired Dantès.
    “Because it has instilled a new passion in your heart—that of vengeance.”
  9. #29
    “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?”
  10. #30
    “Do not grieve, wise warrior! It is better for each man that he avenge his friend than to mourn him much. Each of us must accept the end of life here in this world—so we must work while we can to earn fame before death.”
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