Strife » Avoiding strife
To start a conflict is to release a flood;
stop the dispute before it breaks out.
It is honorable for a man to resolve a dispute,
but any fool can get himself into a quarrel.
Don't take a matter to court hastily. Otherwise, what will you do afterwards if your opponent humiliates you? Make your case with your opponent without revealing another's secret; otherwise, the one who hears will disgrace you, and you'll never live it down.
Let us walk with decency, as in the daylight: not in carousing and drunkenness; not in sexual impurity and promiscuity; not in quarreling and jealousy.
Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves.
Don’t accuse anyone without cause,
when he has done you no harm.