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
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
Nor one feeling of vengeance presumed to defile The cause, or the men, or the Emerald Isle.
And now, farewell to kindness, humanity and gratitude… I have substituted myself for Providence in rewarding the good; may the God of vengeance now yield me His place to punish the wicked.alexandre dumas
As I see it, the sole motivating factor behind the death penalty is vengeance, not justice, and I firmly believe that a government that forbids killing among its citizens should not be in the business of killing people itself.larry flynt
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.david lipscomb
It is not violence that best overcomes hate nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury.charlotte brontë
Because I had sought to challenge Destiny, Destiny had taken vengeance.michael moorcock
I have the feeling that this Moscow Pact will at some time or other exact vengeance upon National Socialism.alfred rosenberg
The tables have turned, yes, the tables have turned with a vengeance! You've come around to my old way of thinking and I to yours like two people exchanging a call on each other at the same time, and each one finding the other one gone out, the door locked against him and no one to answer the bell!tennessee williams
Delay in vengeance gives a heavier blow.
My vengeance ends now.
Gossip and reputation make sure that what comes around - a person who is cruel will find that the others are cruel hack to him, and a person who is kind will find others are kind in return. Gossip paired with reciprocity allow karma to work here on earth, not in the next life. As long as everyone plays tit-for-tat augmented by gratitude, vengeance, and gossip, the whole system should work beautifully.
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.
This will be the issue of that darling Plea, of being one and not two; it will be turned upon the Scots with a vengeance; and their 45 Scots Members may dance round to all Eternity, in thisTrap of their own making.Andrew Fletcher (of Saltoun)
vengeance is a personal reaction. But not one that government can indulge in.Janet Reno