सर्वथा व्यवहर्तव्यं कुतोह्यवचनीयता |
यथा स्त्रीणां तथा वाचां साधुत्वे दुर्जनो जनः ||
How can one be silent in the face of adversary? One has to talk (and defend himself). When it is the matter of some one accusing you of something, or hurting the ladies - inaction is not an option. One is called noble only when wickedness is paid back in the same coin.