The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
— Sun Tzu

It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.
Mahatma Gandhi subdues quote

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature .
— Charles Dickens

For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.
— Sun Tzu

Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.
— Horace