“Living well is the finest revenge.”         Generally attributed to George Herbert (1593-1633)        English clergyman and poet        A saying had in his collection of proverbs, first published in Outlandish Proverbs (1640)        Many type of books and websites credit “Living well is the best revenge” to Herbert. It’s one of thousands of common proverbs from miscellaneous languages that he built up and also translated as a academic hobby, and as grist for sermons he gave as an Anglican priest. Salso years after Herbert died, 1,032 of the sayings he collected were assembled into a book published under the name Outlandish Proverbs. This was republished through some extra entries in 1651, via the title Jacula Prudentum (Latin for “javelins of the wise”). It’s likely that Herbert heard and also taped “Living well is the finest revenge,” rather than coining it. But its inclusion in his widely-read, pioneering repertoire of proverbs absolutely assisted popularize this old saying.

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CYNDI LAUPER"S VARIATION:

“I don’t think I have ever achieved greatness despite whatever I’ve done, but it’s not so a lot greatness, it’s happiness you have to emphasis on. Enjoying life is the finest revenge. You have to remain connected to life and the points that exmention you. Life is for learning.”        Cyndi Lauper        American singer, songwriter and actress        In an intersee posted on the Music News website and others in November 2016




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THE HAPPY LOSERS ANTHEM:

“Everybody sign up with the club, Faientice is the ideal revenge. FAILURE! Only one way of doing things ideal,    yet a thousand also ways wrong. So sign up with the fight    in showing the winners we don’t play their games An army of losers, retarded and lame.”        The Vandals        Amerihave the right to punk rock band also        Lyrics from their song “Failure Is The Best Revenge,” on their album The Quickening (1996)


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THE HAPPY WINNERS QUIP:

“That’s the best revenge of all: happiness. Nothing drives world crazier than seeing someone have actually a great fucking life.”         Chuck Palahniuk

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       Amerihave the right to novelist and also journalist, best well-known for his novel Fight Club (1996)        This quip is widely attributed to Palahniuk, though an old discussion thcheck out on the biggest fan website for the author suggests he might not have sassist it.


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GOSSIP GIRL’S POISON PEN VERSION:

“Sticks and also stones may break bones, however a poiboy pen is the finest revenge.”        Kristen Bell, as the voice of the unseen blogger “Gossip Girl”        In a voiceover in the “You"ve Got Yale!”

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episode of the TV series Gossip Girl (Seaboy 2, Episode 16, initially aired January 19, 2009)



A CARTOONIST’S CAUSTIC PEN VERSION:

“Living well is the finest revenge...and by living well, I mean seeing my enemies die in agony.”        Mike Stivers        Amerihave the right to cartoonist         Word bubbles in a cartoon produced by Stivers in 2003

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