Another set of maxims is that of Amenemopet, who advised
Do not raise a cry against the man who injures you ... leave the bellicose man to the God who knows how to mend him.
Similarly, the Delphic Maxims advised
Despise strife
Do away with enmities
Unlike the "eye for eye" approach, ancient pagans seem to take the line that, although you shouldn't be cowardly, there's something ignoble and disruptive about people who insist on their pound of flesh.