How much better to heal than to seek revenge from injury. Vengeance wastes a lot of time and exposes you to many more injuries than the first that sparked it. Anger always outlast hurt. Best to take the opposite course. Would anyone think it normal to return a kick to a mule or a bite to a dog?
— Seneca, On Anger,3.27.2 (resource), Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living