JULY 2013

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"No one shall be forgotten who was great in this world; but everyone was great in his own way, and everyone in proportion to the greatness of what he loved.

But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love, and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all."

(Soren Kierkegaard)





"Courage is the best destroyer: courage also destroys pity. Pity, however, is the deepest abyss: as deeply as man looks into life, so deeply does he look also into suffering.

Courage, however, is the best destroyer, courage that attacks: it destroys even death, for it says: Was that life?

Well then! Once more!

But there is a great triumphant shout in such a saying. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

(Nietzsche, TSZ)



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Revenge


"The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury."
(Marcus Aurelius, Meditations)



"I'm a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I'm no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won't hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat."
(Muhammad Ali)



"When one woman strikes at the heart of another, she seldom misses, and the wound is invariably fatal."
(Pierre Choderlos de Laclos)



"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."
(Niccolo Machavelli)



"He loves deep... hates hard, ever'thing's that killed what he loves. All great warriors are such men."
(Forrest Carter, The Outlaw Josey Wales)



"It was time to bring out the world destructive weapons. It was now time to hit him where it would do the biggest damage, his pride."
(Ottilie Weber)



"Spending plenty of time on something can be the most sophisticated form of revenge."
(Haruki Murakami)



"Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is."
(Benjamin Franklin)



"There is a lust
in man no
charm can tame:
Of loudly publishing
his neighbor's shame:

On eagles wings
immortal scandals fly,
while virtuous actions
are born and die."
(William Harvey)

Justice


"Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule."
(Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities)



"The passion for revenge should never blind you to the pragmatics of the situation. There are some people who are so blighted by their past, so warped by experience and the pull of that silken cord, that they never free themselves of the shadows that live in the time machine."
(Harlan Ellison)



"There are men whom one hates until a certain moment when one sees, through a chink in their armour, the writhing of something nailed down and in torment."
(Harlan Ellison)



"Every blade has two edges; he who wounds with one wounds himself with the other."
(Victor Hugo)



"If you seek revenge, it means you're scared or you feel guilty for what happened in some way. It's okay to be angry with someone, but don't think about revenge. It's like a disease that eats you up."
(David Miller)



"It is exactly the fear of revenge that motivates the deepest crimes, from the killing of the enemy's children lest they grow up to play their own part, to the erasure of the enemy's graveyards and holy places so that his hated name can be forgotten."
(Christopher Hitchens)



"I do not believe that I am a vindictive man, but when the immortal gods take a hand in the matter it is pardonable to observe the results with complacency."
(W. Somerset Maugham)



"Like infection is the petty thought: it creeps and hides, and wants to be nowhere - until the whole body is decayed and withered by the petty infection."
(Nietzsche)



"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are."
(Benjamin Franklin)