And if any mischief follow, then though shalt give life for life,
Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
* Bible -- Exodus 21:23-25
Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavour, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.
* Charlotte Brontė
Revenge proves its own executioner.
* John Ford
Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness.
* Thomas Fuller
It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.
* Publilius Syrus
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
No more tears now; I will think upon revenge.
* Mary Stuart (Mary Queen of Scots)
You have undertaken to cheat me. I won't sue you, for the law is too slow. I'll ruin you.
* Cornelius Vanderbilt