The following quotation is attributed to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States:
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
It’s a different worldview: seeing the nature of the world as full of opportunity rather than as a place of scarcity.
(h/t: Joe Markowitz)