We have to do the right thing, the rest doesn’t matter
Ryan Holiday paraphrasing legendary Stoic Philosopher Marcus Aurelius. It’s the perfect answer for every situation.
It can be difficult to determine the “right” course of action at times but use your gut. Doing what is right is about behaving in an honest way, seeking justice, acting fairly, having courage and making a decision that is the best result for everyone involved, not just you.
Now, this may mean you come out of a situation worse but you should carry no guilt or regret when what you do is right. Be a person of virtue with high moral standards, even if others aren’t.
If it’s not right, don’t do it. If it’s not true, don’t say it.