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An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism.

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

Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.

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?

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

Revenge is the act of passion, vengeance is an act of justice.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.


Revenge converts a little right into a great wrong.

German proverb

Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.

Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) German dramatist, poet and historian.

What should a wise person do when given a blow? Same as Cato when he was attacked; not fire up or revenge the insult., or even return the blow, but simply ignore it.

Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.

What ever the motive for the insult, it is always best to overlook it; for folly doesn't deserve resentment, and malice is punished by neglect.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

That old law about ''an eye for an eye'' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) American black leader.