King Solomon wrote in Proverbs (19:11): "It is a wise man's good sense to be slow to anger, and his glory to pass over a transgression."
It is common sense and self-interest to refrain from lashing out immediately to avenge an injury. A higher level of humanity is that of entirely overcoming feelings of vengeance in one's heart. This is the glory of the morally wise man.
(Malbim on Mishlei, p.198; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.186)
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