A great man, I take it, is a man so inspired and permeated with the ideas of God and the Christly spirit as to be too magnanimous for vengeance, and too unselfish to seek his own ends.
On all the line a sudden vengeance waits, And frequent hearses shall besiege your gates.Alexander Pope
It was manifest to me that there was something in the Roman Catholic religion which made the priests very dear to the people; for I doubt whether in any village in England, had such an accident happened to the rector, all the people would have roused themselves at midnight to wreak their vengeance on the assailant.Anthony Trollope
And the evil is done in hopes that evil surrendersbut the deeds of the devil are burned too deep in the embersand a world of hunger in vengeance will always rememberSo please be reassured, we seek no wider war,we seek no wider war.phil ochs
I confess, without shame, that I am sick and tired of fighting — its glory is all moonshine; even success the most brilliant is over dead and mangled bodies, with the anguish and lamentations of distant families, appealing to me for sons, husbands, and fathers ... it is only those who have never heard a shot, never heard the shriek and groans of the wounded and lacerated ... that cry aloud for more blood, more vengeance, more desolation.william tecumseh sherman
Impenetrable in their dissimulation, cruel in their vengeance, tenacious in their purposes, unscrupulous as to their methods, animated by profound and hidden hatred for the tyranny of man it is as though there exists among them an ever-present conspiracy toward domination, a sort of alliance like that subsisting among the priests of every country.Denis Diderot
Delay in vengeance gives a heavier blow.
For mere vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge. But for security of the future I would do every thing.james a. garfield
The privilege of opening the first trial in history for crimes against the peace of the world imposes a grave responsibility. The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant, and so devastating, that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored, because it cannot survive their being repeated. That four great nations, flushed with victory and stung with injury stay the hand of vengeance and voluntarily submit their captive enemies to the judgment of the law is one of the most significant tributes that Power has ever paid to Reason.robert h. jackson
If we aim deliberately at the impoverishment of Central Europe, vengeance, I dare predict, will not limp.john maynard keynes
Thus when a barber and collier fight, The barber beats the luckless collier white; The dusty collier heaves his ponderous sack, And, big with vengeance, beats the barber black. In comes the brick-dust man. with grime o'erspread, And beats the collier and the barber red; Black, red, and white, in various clouds are toss'd, And in the dust they raise the combatants are lost.Christopher Smart
When at the close of each sad, sorrowing day, Fancy restores what vengeance snatch'd away.Alexander Pope
Human government, the embodied effort of man to rule the world without God, ruled over by "the prince of this world," the devil . Its mission is to execute wrath and vengeance here on earth. Human government bears the same relation to hell as the church bears to heaven.
The vengeance of the gospel is heavier than the vengeance of the law.
If man had his way, the plan of redemption would be an endless and bloody conflict. In reality, salvation was bought not by Jesus ' fist, but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love; not by vengeance but by forgiveness ; not by force but by sacrifice . Jesus Christ our Lord surrendered in order that He might win ; He destroyed His enemies by dying for them and conquered death by allowing death to conquer Him.
O war! thou son of hell, Whom angry heavens do make their minister, Throw in the frozen bosoms of our part Hot coals of vengeance! Let no soldier fly. He that is truly dedicate to war Hath no self-love, nor he that loves himself, Hath not essentially but by circumstance The name of valour.
Loud o'er my head though awful thunders roll, And vivid lightnings flash from pole to pole, Yet 'tis Thy voice, my God, that bids them fly, Thy arm directs those lightnings through the sky. Then let the good Thy mighty name revere, And hardened sinners Thy just vengeance fear.walter scott
Righteous Heaven, In thy great day of vengeance! Blast the traitor And his pernicious counsels, who, for wealth, For pow'r, the pride of greatness, or revenge, Would plunge his native land in civil wars.nicholas rowe
This is the ultimate vengeance!
vengeance is in my heart, death in my hand, blood and revenge are hammering in my head.william shakespeare
An ugly knife lay buried in the heart of Mad Carew,'Twas the 'vengeance of the Little Yellow God'.j. milton hayes
An ugly knife lay buried in the heart of Mad Carew, 'Twas the 'vengeance of the Little Yellow God'.