Sayings About Revenge

I’m just starting to get into the TV series Revenge.

The show got me thinking about idioms and sayings we have in English about the act of vengeance. I explain a few of them below. Which one best reflects how you feel about revenge?

“Revenge is sweet.”

Revenge is pleasurable. It feels good to get back at someone.


“Revenge is a dish best served cold.”

It is very satisfying to delay your revenge. After someone betrays you, it’s better to wait a long time to retaliate, rather than react immediately.


“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” ~Confucius

By seeking revenge, you will destroy not only your enemy, but also yourself.


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