O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! -- Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene I
My Take - Sometimes you have to suppress the urge to 'cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war' in order to achieve a more important goal. Antony knew that if he wasn't smart, he'd get treated worse than Caesar, so he bided his time and won out in the end. When confronted with an adversary that has a momentary advantage over you, be smart, be patient, and look for ways to turn the tables.