To bear insults is best, like the earth Which bears and maintains its diggers. Forgive transgressions always, Better still forget them. The want of wants is to be inhospitable, The might of might to suffer fools. If you desire that greatness should never leave, Foster the conduct of forbearance. Avengers are despised as worthless, Forbearers are prized as gold. Retaliation gives but a day's joy; Forbearance brings glory for all time. Though unjustly afflicted by others, pity them And refrain from unrighteous response. Let a man conquer by his forbearance Those who wrong him with arrogance. More pure than ascetics are they Who bear the insult of transgressors. Fasting and penance of the great Come next only to bearing insults of others.