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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Revenge
 
Forgetting of a wrong is a mild revenge.  1
He’s like the pope’s mule that kept his kick for seven years.  Italian.  2
He who cannot revenge himself is weak; he who will not is contemptible.  Italian.  3
He who will have a good revenge let him leave it to God.  4
He who would seek revenge must be on his guard.  Danish.  5
If I ever catch his cart overthrowing I’ll give it one shove.  6
If you want to be revenged hold your tongue.  Spanish.  7
In taking revenge a man is but even with his enemy, but in passing it over he is superior.  8
It costs more to revenge injuries than to bear them.  9
It is but the weak and little mind that rejoices in revenge.  Juvenal.  10
It is more wisdom sometimes to dissemble wrongs than to revenge them.  11
It is worse to do than revenge an injury.  12
No one delights more in revenge than a woman.  Juvenal.  13
Nothing so easy as to revenge an offence; nothing so grand as to pardon it.  14
Revenge a hundred years old has still its milk teeth.  Italian.  15
Revenge at first though sweet,
Bitter ere long back on itself recoils.  Milton.
  16
Revenge converts a little right into a great wrong.  German.  17
Revenge in cold blood is the devil’s own act and deed.  18
Revenge is an expensive luxury.  19
Revenge is new wrong.  20
Revenge is sure though sometimes slow paced.  Dryden.  21
Revenge is sweet.  22
Revenge remains not unrevenged.  German.  23
Since he cannot be revenged on the ass he falls on the pack-saddle.  24
Sit down and dangle your legs and you will see your revenge.  Italian.  25
Sweet is revenge,—especially to women.  Byron.  26
The best revenge is to prevent the injury.  27
The revenge of an idiot is without mercy.  28
The whirligig of time brings in its revenges.  Shakespeare.  29
There is small revenge in words, but words may be greatly revenged.  30
’Tis sure the mighty will revenge at last.  La Fontaine.  31
To lose one eye that you may deprive another of two.  Spanish.  32
To forget wrong is the best revenge.  33
To revenge is no valor, but to bear.  Shakespeare.  34
Wait for time and place to take your revenge for it is never well done in a hurry.  Italian.  35
Who holds his peace and gathers stones, will find a time to throw them.  Portuguese.  36
 
 
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