"One who conquers himself is greater than one who
conquers a thousand times a thousand men on the
battlefield. Be victorious over yourself, and not over
others. When you have gained victory over yourself,
not even the gods can turn it into defeat."
--Dhammapada 102-104 (8:4-5)
"One who stops rising anger as one would stop an
out-of-control chariot, that one deserves to be called
a charioteer; others merely hold the reins."
--Dhammapada 222 (17:2)
"Forbearing patience is the highest form of self-discipline."
--Dhammapada 184 (14:6)
"When a house is burning, the fire is put out with water.
So it is with a man of wisdom. Skillful, learned, and self-
reliant, he extinguishes sorrow as soon as it arises."
--Salla Sutta (Sn 591)