"A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live."You gotta play it by ear. Examine the situation. Sort things out. Check the lay of the land. See how it lies. Weigh the costs and benefits. Think it through.
"A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds."
"A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice."
"A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath."
Overall, though, let one principle guide you: whenever you bribe, lie, cheat, or steal, make sure it's for the greater good. (The greater good.)
[144th in a series]