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“Hereafter, if you should observe an occasion to give your officers and friends
a little more praise than is their due, and confess more fault than you can justly be charged with,
you will only become the sooner for it, a great captain.
Criticizing and censuring almost everyone you have to do with will diminish friends,
increase enemies, and thereby hurt your affairs”.
~ Benjamin Franklin, advice to John Paul Jones in 1780.