Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy, but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince’s part to pardon.
Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.
Living well is the best revenge.
He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.
Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.