Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.
Better than a thousand hollow verses is one verse that brings peace.
Better than a hundred hollow lines is one line of the law, bringing peace.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
Better than a hundred years of worship, better than a thousand offerings, Better than giving up a thousand worldly ways in order to win merit, Better even than tending in the forest a sacred flame for a hundred years -
Is one moment's reverence for the man who has conquered himself.