All too often arrogance accompanies strength and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.
I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
If it is surely the means to the highest end we know can any work be humble...
Tell the truth work hard and come to dinner on time.