Admiral Dewey

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“There is nothing that I detest so much in a man as lying. If he hasn’t the courage to tell the truth, let him at least keep his mouth entirely closed. I don’t believe that any man ever lost anything in the long run by telling the truth. At the same time, I don’t think any man ever gained anything in the long run by telling a lie.”

— Admiral George Dewey, quoted in Leaders of Men (1902)

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