“Ladies do not start fights … but they can finish them!” —Marie, The Aristocats
Do not look for trouble, but if it comes and finds you be prepared to put it down.
Don’t poke the bear, but if it wakes up be ready to put it back to sleep.
Don’t start none and there won’t be none. But if there is some, do what it takes to make it done.
Miyagi wouldn’t look for trouble, but when it found him he resolved it.
My mom didn’t go looking to scrap with the teachers or principal, but if someone messed with her kids she took the gloves off and went as hard as needed to protect her brood.
Don’t start it, but always be ready to finish it.