Wars do not make one great!Whether you win or lose a match, it is not important. But how you have fought it is more important than a win. The victory of Kalinga war didn't make King Ashoka the great. But the change in his attitude towards war made the difference and projected him as one of the best human beings that the great land has ever had.
We often get engaged in 'verbal wars' or are rather tempted to become a party for that in real life too. Sometimes it becomes a habit for someone to get involved in a verbal duel and try to draw you into the wagon. For a stranger, it may sound logical and your silence at that moment may make you stand at the pointed finger before the stranger. Yet your cool and non-inclination to explain your stand may look that the other side has the edge, surely not. After all, Wars do not make one great!