Bitterly Conquered

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Mabin Paladin, the hero of the people, had chosen another way, the shortsighted way of the bitterly conquered, the vengeance by which the wronged becomes the wrongdoer and the whole world gives way to war.”

Fire Logic (Elemental Logic) by Laurie J. Marks

 

Revenge Equals Extinction

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No, this man, and those who agreed with him, weren’t talking about justice for the future. They just wanted revenge for the past. [Sighs.] After all we’d been through, we still couldn’t take our heads from out of our asses or our hands from around each other’s throats.

World War Z by Max Brooks