He who laughs last, laughs longest

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He who laughs last, laughs longest.

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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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'In the light of this, we remind those who are gloating in their ignorance that 'he who laughs last, laughs best'.
HE WHO laughs last, laughs best is a proverb as old as the Aravali Hills.
To quote Falstaff," We are all human beings together and he who laughs last, laughs best." Those who saw this Falstaff left feeling that they had witnessed Verdi's ifinal musical laugh--and were artistically and humanly richer for die experience.
To me, however, the triumphant tone and use, no less than three times, of the terms "vengarse' and "venganca" suggest the smugness of "he who laughs last, laughs best."
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