Seneca on Injuries

“He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself.”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Revenge

“The most contemptuous form of revenge is not to deem one’s adversary worth taking vengeance upon.”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Revenge

“How much better to heal than seek revenge from injury.”

~ Seneca

Socrates on Revenge

“One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.”

~ Socrates

Hunter Thompson on Vengeance

“Because sooner or later the enemy will make a mistake and then you start grinding him down.”

~ Hunter Thompson

Hunter Thompson on Revenge

“There is not much mental distance between a feeling of having been screwed and the ethic of total retaliation.”

~ Hunter Thompson

Pope Francis on Joy

“To live joyfully we must let go of anger, wrath, violence, and revenge.”

~ Pope Francis

William Shakespeare

” … for pleasure and revenge
Have ears more deaf than adders to the voice
Of any true decision.”

~ William Shakespeare

Ellis on Retribution

Well all the time you spend trying to get back what’s been took from you, more is going out the door. After a while you just have to try to get a tourniquet on it.”

~ Ellis / No Country For Old Men