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. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume II, Notes for a Law Lecture (July 1, 1850?), p. 81.
– Abraham Lincoln