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To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster: Either condemn or crown your hatred.

Rodogune (1644)
Posted in: Pierre Corneille

Inigo Montoya: My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.

"Of Revenge," Essays (1597-1625).
Posted in: Francis Bacon

Sean Archer: This is between you and me. Leave them out of it.
Castor Troy: No. Sean. “You” should have left them out of it. Your son was an accident. I wanted to kill you. But, you took it so personally. Why couldn’t you blame yourself or let it go?
Castor Troy: Why couldn’t you just kill yourself or let it go?
Sean Archer: No father could.
Castor Troy: No brother could either.
Tasha: Neither could a sister.

Posted in: Face/Off

O dearly-bought revenge, yet glorious!

Samson Agonistes
Posted in: John Milton

Dr Gaius Baltar: I’m going to call my lawyer. He’s the best in the business.
Caprica Six: That wouldn’t be necessary, because in a few hours, no one will be left to charge you with anything.
Baltar: What are you trying to say?
Caprica Six: Humanity’s children are returning home. Today.

Miniseries, Part 1

Upon this, one has to remark that men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.

The Prince (1513)