If your enemies attack, don’t resort to their level, that’s exactly what they’re hoping for, a counterattack.
Your enemies don’t stop fighting you because you’ve outwitted and beat them to a pulp, no – that just makes them lie in wait of an opportunity to retaliate. Your enemies stop fighting when you take the higher road. See we all know the higher road, and we all know who’s taking it. Do you actually think they won’t notice the fact that they’re attacking you cruelly and with no just cause?
Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde