Revenge 110 "The gods of vengeance act in silence." Schiller. German. Dictionary of Foreign Terms. Don't telegraph your revenge?
Revenge 3 "Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior...." F. Bacon, “Of Revenge.” 1625. Gross, ed. Essays. Logical. But with revenge, you are dealing with emotion.
Revenge 4 "This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well." F. Bacon, “Of Revenge.” 1625. Gross, ed. Essays.