In an argument, have patience.

Imagine if someone were to come at you with their fists doubled, surely you would double your own just as fast.

But now, imagine someone comes to you asking to sit together, hoping to understand your point of view and exactly why yours differ. In this instance, you may find that you are not so far apart after all…that the points on which you differ are few and the points on which you agree are many.

In arguments, if only we can possess patience, and a desire to get together, we will get together.

In Arguments, Always Let the Other Person Save Face

In an argument, even if we are right and the other person is dead wrong, we only destroy ego by causing another to lose face. We have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. After all, what matters most is not what we think of him, but what he thinks of himself. Therefore, always preserve the dignity of others. In an argument, always let the other person save face.