Proverbs 25:15

15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

Read Proverbs 25:15 Using Other Translations

By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.
Patience can persuade a prince, and soft speech can break bones.