Always be tactful and well-mannered and teach your subordinates to be the same. Avoid excessive sharpness or harshness of voice, which usually indicates the man who has shortcomings of his own to hide.

Erwin Rommel (1891-1944) German field marshal
Lecture to class of cadets (1938)

In B. H. Liddell Hart, ed., The Rommel Papers, ch. 10 (footnote) (1953)
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