I am looking for the closest equivalents of the following phrase in Latin:

Don't get mad, get even.

Preferably not a word-by-word translation, but an 'established' phrase or proverb.

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I'm not aware of an established proverb, but if you want to convey the meaning "don't become angry, but [calmly] avenge yourself" you could translate noli irasci, ulciscere or (to keep the parallelism of the English phrase) ne irascere, ulciscere.


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