Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness
Men regard it as their right to return evil for evil and, if they cannot, feel they have lost their liberty
Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out
By taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing over it, he is superior
Just my vengeance complete,
The man sprang to his feet,
Stood erect, caught at God's skirts, and prayed!
So, I was afraid!

Instans Tyrannus


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."