The power not to strike back

Sunbaked Mud in DesertBy turning the other cheek you disarm your enemy. He hits you on the cheek and you, by your moral audacity, hit him on the heart by turning the other cheek. His enmity is dissolved. Your enemy is gone. You get rid of your enemy by getting rid of your enmity . . . The world is at the feet of the Man who had power to strike back but who had power not to strike back. That is power—ultimate power.  –E. Stanley Jones

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