"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.
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