Self-conquest

From the Buddhist Dhammapada (103), in Pali:

Yo sahassaṃ sahassena, saṅgāme mānuse jine;
Ekañca jeyyamattānaṃ, sa ve saṅgāmajuttamo.

Greater in battle than the man who would conquer a thousand-thousand men,
is he who would conquer just one — himself.

From the Jain Saman Suttam (125), in Ardhamāgadhī:

Jo sahassam sahassanam, samgame dujjae jine.
Egam jinejja appanam, esa se paramo jao.

One may conquer thousands and thousands of enemies in an invincible battle;
but the supreme victory consists in conquest over one’s self.

(Gautama Buddha and the Jain tīrthaṅkara, Mahavira, were contemporaries.)

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