'No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal
contention. Still less can he afford to take all the consequences, including
the vitiating of his temper and the loss of self-control. Yield larger things
to which you can show no more than equal right; and yield lesser ones, though
clearly your own. Better give your path to a dog than be bitten by him in
contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite.'