Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
— Abraham Lincoln
(And if you asked him today, I’d wager the late President wouldn’t limit the peacemaking’s lawyer’s superior opportunity to just being a good man. )