(Pro 25:8 KJV) Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.
This seems to be another theme that repeats itself in Proverbs. We are not to be quick to argue a point. This seems to refer to some kind of public forum. It might be a court. It could be in a class or club meeting. I think the same advice would be good with some of the one-on-one discussions we have.
It goes along well with the advice to spend more time listening. We may not know what we know. There may be family get togethers you are at that need a little more patience and less aggression.
So? Don’t be in such a hurry to win points. The truth will still be there at the end of the day and might even look better tomorrow.