Sir 8:13 Kindle not the coals of sinners by rebuking them, lest thou be burnt with the flame of the fire of their sins.
Sir 8:14 Stand not against the face of an injurious person, lest he sit as a spy to entrap thee in thy words.
Sir 8:15 Lend not to a man that is mightier than thyself: and if thou lendest, count it as lost.
Sir 8:16 Be not surety above thy power: and if thou be surety, think as if thou wert to pay it.
Sir 8:17 Judge not against a judge: for he judgeth according to that which is just.
Sir 8:18 Go not on the way with a bold man, lest he burden thee with his evils: for he goeth according to his own will, and thou shalt perish together with his folly.
Sir 8:19 Quarrel not with a passionate man, and go not into the desert with a bold man: for blood is as nothing in his sight, and where there is no help he will overthrow thee.
Sir 8:20 Advise not with fools, for they cannot love but such things as please them.
Sir 8:21 Before a stranger do no matter of counsel: for thou knowest not what he will bring forth.
Sir 8:22 Open not thy heart to every man: lest he repay thee with an evil turn, and speak reproachfully to thee.
Useless correction is a waste of time, and if we're correcting someone just to aggravate them we're doing it wrong.