Jayaṃ ve maññati bālo
vācāya pharusaṃ bhaṇaṃ,
jayañcevassa taṃ hoti
yā titikkhā vijānato.
The fool thinks one has won a battle
when one bullies with harsh speech,
but knowing how to be forbearing
alone makes one victorious.
Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.189
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika