This quote from the Buddha speaks to the power of self-control and self-discipline. To be able to restrain oneself from giving in to impulses or desires, and to be able to resist temptation and stay focused on one’s goals, is a much greater accomplishment than any physical victory. To be able to control one’s own mind, body, and emotions is a difficult but rewarding task. It requires a great deal of strength and courage to do so, and the rewards are much greater than those of any physical victory. By conquering oneself, one can become a better person and lead a more meaningful life.