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Thoughts on Revenge

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Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Anger Vengeance Forgiveness Blame Guilt

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

(Jesus on Anger and Revenge)
You have heard that it was said,
"Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth."
But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person.
If someone strikes you on the right cheek,
turn to him the other also.
- Matthew 5:38-39

 

The 3 Rs that Plague Humanity:
Regret, Resentment, and Revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

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The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Fair" is not a useful concept.
Life is not "fair."
You can't make life "fair."
You can get angry.
You can complain about life not being "fair."
You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently.
You can inflict great suffering upon yourself
in the name of life being "unfair."
And Life is still not "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.
- Rumi

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

Whenever a man or women is truly inspired,
it is because the same One Universal Spirit
is doing the inspiring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Doing your best is taking the action because you love it,
not because you're expecting a reward
- don Miguel Ruiz

Stop asking God to bless what you're doing.
Get involved in what God is doing -
because it's already blessed.
- Bono

If thy brother wrongs thee,
remember not so much his wrong-doing,
but more than ever that he is thy brother.
- Epictetus

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

Life's most urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

It's not in the DOing, it's in the BEing.
Whatever you do or don't do in your lifetime,
your greatest contribution
to current and future generations
will be the happiness and joy
you generated and radiated to those around you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

You either do it completely and utterly,
or you should stop doing it.
- Bono (paraphrase)

To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

The Master acts without doing, and everything gets done.
- Lao Tzu

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing,
when in effect he knows nothing.
- Carlos Castaneda

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

All wrong-doing arises because of mind.
If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
- The Buddha

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
- Joseph Campbell

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.
Practice non-action. Work without doing.
- Lao Tzu

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

What are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing,
while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Courage is not always about action,
and it doesn't always involve danger,
but courage is always doing what is right.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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