vengeance

A Quote by Phineas Fletcher on faults, fear, heaven, peace, tears, and vengeance

Drop, drop, slow tears, and bathe those beauteous feet Which brought from heaven the news and prince of peace. Cease not, wet eyes, his mercies to entreat; To cry for vengeance sin doth never cease; In your deep floods drown all my faults and fears, Nor let his eye see sin but through my tears.

Phineas Fletcher (1582 - 1650)

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A Quote by Peggy Noonan on children, death, education, giving, love, parenthood, pollution, schools, sons, vengeance, vision, and world

We adults forget what we do to children's imaginations when we go through one of our national seizures on an issue. A dozen years ago, Hollywood fell in love with the environmental issue and put enviro messages in all their shows. The messages made their way into the funnies and magazines, and parents went to school officials and said, "We'd like our children to be better educated on environmental concerns." The schools came through with a vengeance. Now I have a little son who thinks he's going to die from pollution. We do not educate our children; we traumatize them. We are not giving them a vision of a better world; we are giving them nightmares.

Peggy Noonan

Source: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness (Random House}

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on needs and vengeance

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The Prince, 1513

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A Quote by Joseph Story on benevolence, charity, evil, exercise, forgiveness, good, heart, humility, imagination, judgment, learning, melancholy, men, mercy, persecution, pride, proof, purpose, religion, salvation, spirit, spirituality, teaching, vengean

How it is possible to imagine that a religion breathing the spirit of mercy and benevolence, teaching the forgiveness of injuries, the exercise of charity, and the return of good for evil, can be so perverted as to breathe the spirit of slaughter and persecution, of discord and vengeance, for differences of opinion, is a most unaccountable and extraordinary phenomenon. Still more extraordinary, that it should be the doctrine, not of base and wicked men merely seeking to cover up their own misdeeds, but of good men, seeking the way of salvation with uprightness of heart and purpose. It affords a melancholy proof of the infirmity of human judgment, and teaches a lesson of humility from which spiritual pride may learn meekness, and spiritual zeal a moderating wisdom.

Joseph Story (1779 - 1845)

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A Quote by David Elmore on bravery, commitment, confidence, death, deed, justice, murder, nations, punishment, reward, and vengeance

The death penalty is not about vengeance or deterrence. It is about justice. It is a measure of a nations's civility and moral backbone that it rewards and punishes in due measure for great deeds and heinous crimes. So, along with Nobel prizes for great accomplishments, humans must also be brave enough and morally confident enough to exact severe penalties for those who commit the worst deed known to humankind: murder.

David Elmore

Source: Parade Magazine, June 8, 1997

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A Quote by Christopher Smart on losing and vengeance

Thus when a barber and a collier fight, The barber beats the luckless collier-white; The dusty collier heaves his ponderous sack, And big with vengeance beats the barber-black. In comes the brick-dust man, with grime o'erspread, And beats the collier and the barber-red: Black, red, and white in various clouds are tost, And in the dust they raise the combatants are lost.

Christopher Smart (1722 - 1771)

Source: The Trip to Cambridge (on "Campbell's Specimens of the British Poets," vol. vi. p. 185).

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