Kodhaṃ chetvā sukhaṃ seti,
kodhaṃ chetvā na socati.
vadhaṃ ariyā pasaṃsanti
tañhi chetvā na socatī.
Slay anger and you will be happy,
slay anger and you will not sorrow.
For the slaying of anger in all its forms
with its poisoned root and sweet sting —
that is the slaying the nobles praise;
with anger slain one weeps no more.
Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.187
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika