He who laughs last, laughs longest

He who laughs last, laughs longest.

 and He who laughs last, laughs best.
Prov. If someone does something nasty to you, that person may feel satisfaction, but you will feel even more satisfaction if you get revenge on that person. Joe pulled a dirty trick on me, but I'll get him back. He who laughs last, laughs best.
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Remember that he who laughs last, laughs longest, Mr Cameron.
Frank Docherty, Barrhead, emailed: "It's great to see the Rangers fans gloating in the Hotline because they've forgotten that he who laughs last, laughs longest.
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