"Eye for an Eye" or "Turn the other Cheek"?
I subscribe to the head for an eye philosophy.
Eye for an eye, when you can't risk a passive encounter.
In Matthew 5:38-42 Jesus said:
38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[a] 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
Eye for an eye
If possible, however, only under strict circumstances and only once.....
Depends on the situation.
Beat me to it, but absolutely true. If you turn the cheek in every situation, you'll get walked all over.