The Buddha (6th-5th centuries BCE)
“Win over an angry person with poise.
Win over a mean one with kindness.
Win over a greedy person with generosity,
and one who speaks falsely with honesty.”
- The Dhammapada (Verses on the Way, Chapter 17), recorded in the 3rd century BCE. Translation by Glenn Wallis, 2004.
I wish it were so. Sadly, facts indicate otherwise.