Remember this very well, that Allah Ta’laa endowed men with valour and bravery. They cannot be overpowered by forcing them to do something or trying to subdue them. The best way of overpowering them is to flatter them and obey them.
Becoming angry at them and trying to influence them is a big mistake and a sign of immaturity. Although you may not understand the evil consequences of this now, once there is an outbreak of dissension and quarreling, the evil consequences of this will definitely appear at some time or the other.
The Shari’ah (Newspaper article)