Stand up for what you know in your heart is right. Keep the high ground. Keep your grace. You can then proceed unmolested.
Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching
The situation is really difficult. That which is strongest and that which is weakest are close together. The weak follows behind the strong and worries it. The strong, however, acquiesces and does not hurt the weak, because the contact is in good humor and harmless. In terms of a human situation, one is handling wild, intractable people. In such a case one’s purpose will be achieved if one behaves with decorum. Pleasant manners succeed even with irritable people.