The Control Of The Temper

A mild answer turns away wrath,

But a harsh word stirs up anger.

A man without self-control

Is a ruined city whose wall is broken.

A fool gives way to his wrath,

But a wise man restrains his anger.

A fool's anger is known at once,

But a sensible man heeds not an insult.

A man's wisdom makes him patient,

It is his glory to overlook faults.

He who is patient is better than a warrior,

And he who rules his temper than he who takes a city.