103. Though one may conquer a thousand times a thousand men in battle, yet he indeed is the noblest victor who conquers himself.
104-105. Self-conquest is far better than the conquest of others. Not even a god, an angel, Mara or Brahma can turn into defeat the victory of a person who is self-subdued and ever restrained in conduct.
santa100 wrote:Maybe this from the Dhammapada ( http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html ):
"Greater in battle
than the man who would conquer
a thousand-thousand men,
is he who would conquer
just one — himself"
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