The strong man is one who controls himself when he is in a fit of rage

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Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: Messenger of Allah (SAWS) said, “The strong man is not one who is good at wrestling, but the strong man is one who controls himself in a fit of rage.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Commentary: This Hadith instructs oneself to keep in control in order to overcome his rage. [Riyad as-Saliheen, Book of Miscellany, Chapter 3, Hadith 45]

Variant hadith:

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SAWS) said:
“The strong man is not the good wrestler, but the strong man is he who controls himself when he is angry.” Agreed upon.  [Bulugh al-Maram (Eng. Trans.), Book 16, Hadith 1524]
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