There are few people in the world who would not want to avenge injustice and make the offender suffer.

It is believed that revenge is sweet and it helps to get short-term joy and satisfaction. Indeed, many people agree with this statement. However, many people mistakenly assume that revenge helps people lash out anger, thereby eliminating negative emotions.

Psychologist Kevin Karlsmith with a group of colleagues has proved that revenge reinforces negative emotions. They came to the conclusion that the punishment of the offender forced the experiment participants to dive even deeper into the thoughts of him and his actions, especially if the person himself carried out revenge, and not just watched it.

To revenge or not is up to a person. However, we have rounded up inspirational quotes that will help you realize that revenge is not always good. Filling your heart with sympathy, kindness, and understanding is the best way to get revenge and become happy.

Why Revenge is Good

A recent study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology illustrates, retaliating against people who have wronged you really does make you feel measurably happier.

Two different experiments have been conducted, using a voodoo doll and computer games. As a result, the participants considered their revenge as one of the ways to feel better. However, it isn’t beneficial in terms of rehabilitating an offender, improving the current situation, or making life safer and better.

Therefore, the best way to make revenge good and positive is to replace negative feelings with positive thinking, channel your anger into a productive direction, and enjoy life.

Quotes about Revenge

It is said that revenge is sweet, but at the same time, people believe that “revenge is a dish best served cold.” Each person chooses his own path that is divided into two directions – revenge or forgiveness.

Here are the wisest quotes about revenge that say that the best revenge is understanding and forgiveness.

  1. Living well is the best revenge. – George Herbert
  2. The old law about an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind. – Martin Luther King Jr.
  3. The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. – Marcus Aurelius
  4. The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra
  5. There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. – Josh Billings

Funny Payback Quotes

If you are offended and you feel bad, do not despair. Remember that no one will escape Karma. Here are some funny payback quotes that will cheer you up.

  1. The karma train moves slowly but it will get to you in the end. Make sure you’re at the station and not playing on the tracks! – Unknown
  2. Kill them with success and bury them with a smile. – Unknown
  3. Never go to bed angry, stay awake and plot revenge. – Unknown
  4. The current of revenge is enough to fuse the lights of your mind. – Unknown
  5. It’s when the fur starts flying that it’s out looking for revenge. – Anthony T. Hincks
  6. Karma, ahhh. We sow what we reap. We reap what we sow! The law of cause and effect. And we are all under this law. – Nina Hagen