Revenge is sweet, but the repercussions can often be a disadvantage. As the author of Sometimes a Great Notion, Ken Kesey said, "The man who seeks revenge digs two graves." Blinded by anger and ego, men often act beyond their wildest imagination. Thus they begin a circle of vengeance.
History is replete with stories of hurt and revenge. Mighty empires have crumbled because of misguided anger. Ego clashes have wiped out human life in many parts around the world. Hurting words have brought the world to the brink of a world war. How can one assuage the hurt feelings? Can you take back the words that hurt another?
Just as words can hurt someone, eloquent words of forgiveness can soothe the pain. When you seek unconditional forgiveness, and atone for your sin with a good deed, you can reverse the pain.
If you have been hurt, you can use these "you hurt me" quotes to express your anguish. No revenge, no retaliation! A few sincere words are enough to communicate your pain. These words can have a powerful effect on your aggressor's conscience.
- Oscar Wilde
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
- Rachel Sontag, House Rules
A void in my chest was beginning to fill with anger. Quiet, defeated anger that guaranteed me the right to my hurt that believed no one could possibly understand that hurt.
- English Proverb
Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
- Brian Celio
As much as it hurts, I would rather miss someone than hit someone.
As soon as forever is through, I'll be over you.
- Tabitha Suzuma, Forbidden
As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.
- Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
Because they are mean is no reason why I should be. I hate such things, and though I think I've a right to be hurt, I don't intend to show it.
- Diana Ross
Criticism, even when you try to ignore it, can hurt. I have cried over many articles written about me, but I move on and I don't hold on to that.
- Lady Gaga
Do you know the feeling, when your heart is so hurt, that you could feel the blood dripping?
- Toby Keith
Don't compromise even if it hurts to be yourself.
- Louis E. Boone
Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
- Helen Rowland
Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart; be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place.
- Chris Rock
For me, anything goes when I pick up a mike. I'm not trying to hurt people - I try not to get too personal but I look at myself as a reporter. If you can report on anything that has to do with pop culture, then why can't I make jokes about it? Yes, it hurts. But I figure that laughter sometimes starts from pain. You might wince, but then I know that I'm doing my job. The only thing I can do wrong is not be funny.
- Rick Hendrick
For somebody to take a shot at him is totally disappointing and hurtful to my family, my mother, his wife and child. For Dianne to say we turned our back on her or nobody helped her. I paid Randy's bonus in '04. I paid him six months in '05. She got a BMW. I paid her insurance. When you attack my family personally when we've done everything we can, I was very disappointed in Diane and I thought it was uncalled for and inaccurate.
- Ernest Hemingway
Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don't cheat with it.
- Julius Lester
How can I love you if I don't know what hurts you?
- Julian Gough, Juno & Juliet
Hurt is a part of life. To be honest, I think hurt is a part of happiness, that our definition of happiness has gotten very narrow lately, very nervous, a little afraid of this brawling, fabulous, unpredictable world.
- Maria Bello
I don't think you understand what levels or what fears until you have a child of your own. I mean, I've never loved someone so much and I've never been so afraid in my life. And the truth is I would kill someone, whoever tried to hurt him. I would. I have no doubt about it.
- Carrie Latet
I expanded with the joy of your love and presence but now that you're gone I just feel bloated.
- Christina Aguilera
I'm sorry for blaming you for everything I just couldn't do, and I've hurt myself by hurting you.
- Jack Abramoff
In the past two years, I've started the process of becoming a new man. I am much chastened and profoundly remorseful over the reckless and hurtful things I have done in my life, especially those which have brought me before you today.
- Pokey Reese
It hurts because you want to try to get out there and help the team win, and I wasn't able to do that. Injuries are part of the game, but I'm over that now, hopefully.
- Frank Sinatra
Oh, I just wish someone would try to hurt you so I could kill them for you.
- Michael Jackson
People think they know me, but they don't. Not really. Actually, I am one of the loneliest people on this earth. I cry sometimes, because it hurts. It does. To be honest, I guess you could say that it hurts to be me.
- Klaus Kinski
Sometimes my heart hurts so much, I beat it with my fists. I try to run. But you cannot run from this. It waits for you. Even when you think you have escaped it, it is there.
- Les Brown
Forgive those who have hurt you.
- Angelina Jolie
I didn't really want to live, so anything that was an investment in time made me angry... but also I just felt sad. When the hopelessness is hurting you, it's the fixtures and fittings that finish you off.
- John Suckling
I prithee send me back my heart,
Since I cannot have thine;
For if from yours you will not part,
Why, then, shouldst thou have mine?
- Emilie Autumn
I still own my heart, which I know because it hurts so much.
- Alexandra Adornetto, Halo
I thought you were gone forever, I thought you'd walked away from everything, because I failed, because I destroyed the only thing that ever mattered to me. I waited for you to come, but you didn't.
- Dana Hill
I used the diabetes as my weapon. Of course, I was only hurting myself and making myself sicker, but I guess it was something I had to go through. I never went overboard so much that I really hurt myself, but my early teenage years were very tough.
- Alonzo Mourning
I was hurting. I had some ailments I was dealing with. It's not like I was holding out.
- Corey Haim
I was numb and I had lots of swollen lymph nodes, my heart was hurting and I had blood clots in my arm and leg.
- Paris Hilton
Everything I do is blown out of proportion. It really hurts my feelings.