don’t get mad, get even

1975 J. F. KENNEDY in B. Bradlee Conversations with Kennedy 25 Some of the reasons have their roots in that wonderful law of the Boston Irish political jungle: ‘Don’t get mad; get even.’

1990 Evening Standard 28 Feb. 13 Nancy Reagan made more than $2 million from her ‘don’t get mad, get even’..memories.

2001 Washington Times 25 May A22 The episode was especially moving inasmuch as forgiveness is not in the Kennedy tradition. JFK was the author of the famous dictum, ‘Don’t get mad, get even.’


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