Hotchner: Thomas Kempis wrote, “Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of its trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.”
The hunter was quite happy, with trophy number one,
And he stood atop the bear cub with his bloody huge bear gun;
Then something tapped his shoulder, and he felt his rising hair,
He spun around and looked up at a bloody huge brown bear.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
“For the taking of revenge, a man locks himself up alone and thinks. His stomach must be empty for his head to be full. Vengeance comes a little from the heart and a lot from the mind; one must take oneself apart from the noise of men and of things, even from what resembles them; only the voices of bells and of thunder are allowed. Let the room in which you meditate be dark, narrow and warm.”
― Xavier Forneret
If a donkey kicks you and you kick back, you are both donkeys.
– Aladdin” ― Shinobu Ohtaka
To see an enemy humiliated gives a certain contentment, but this is jejune compared with the highly bent satisfaction of seeing him humiliated by your benevolent action or concession on his behalf. That is the sort of revenge which falls into the scale of virtue.
GEORGE ELIOT, The Mill on the Floss
― Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty
No tears, Celia, now shall win
My resolv’d heart to return;
I have search’d thy soul within,
And find nought, but pride, and scorn;
I have learn’d thy arts, and now
Can disdain as much as thou.
Some power, in my revenge, convey
That love to her I cast away.
BY THOMAS CAREW
John Donne: 1572-1631
Wink at small faults, for you have great ones yourself.
foto- raleigh sunrise 2010
To revenge a harsh word give a gentle reply.
foto – raleigh mists 2010