It is an honour for a man to keep from fighting, but the foolish are ever at war.
The start of fighting is like the letting out of water: so give up before it comes to blows.
He who is slow to be angry has great good sense; but he whose spirit is over-quick gives support to what is foolish.
He who is slow to be angry is better than a man of war, and he who has control over his spirit than he who takes a town.
A man's good sense makes him slow to wrath, and the overlooking of wrongdoing is his glory.
And Jehoash, king of Israel, sent to Amaziah, king of Judah, saying, The thorn-tree in Lebanon sent to the cedar in Lebanon, saying, Give your daughter to my son for a wife: and a beast from the woodland in Lebanon went by, crushing the thorn under his feet.
He who is quickly angry will do what is foolish, but the man of good sense will have quiet.
The man of pride, lifted up in soul, is named high-hearted; he is acting in an outburst of pride.
Do not be quick to go to law about what you have seen, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbour has put you to shame?
To the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely gave to us in the Loved One:
And be kind to one another, full of pity, having forgiveness for one another, even as God in Christ had forgiveness for you.
But if you have bitter envy in your heart and the desire to get the better of others, have no pride in this, talking falsely against what is true.