143. Don’t inflame others.

You have enough enemies.

Don’t give your enemies ammunition.

It isn’t productive.

Conciliation is better.  

144. Don’t intimidate.

It doesn’t work long term.

There is no place left to go.

They might be better at it than you are.  

145. Don’t jump to conclusions.

You may miss the boat.

You might miss a real opportunity.

Ask for clarification.

It obscures the possibilities.