Laws of Power – 22

Use the surrender tactic: transform weakness into power: When you are weaker; never fight for honors sake; choose surrender instead. Surrender gives you time to recover; time to torment and irritate your conqueror, time to wait for his power to wane. Do not give him the satisfaction of fighting and defeating you – surrender first. By turning the other cheek you infuriate and unsettle him. Make surrender a tool of power.

Sometimes saying nothing is the best answer, silence speaks volumes.