The one who is slow to get angry is better than a mighty person,
and one who rules his spirit is better than one who captures a city. Bible

“slow to get angry.” The Hebrew is more literally, “long of nose.” This idiom also occurs in Proverbs 14:29 (see commentary on Prov. 14:29). The opposite, a person who is quick to anger is said to be “short of nose,” and that idiom occurs in Proverbs 14:17.

Commentary for: Proverbs 16:32