Winfield Scott Hancock Quotes (2 quotes)
In the Beauty of the Lilies (1996)
“To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves; let us be above such transparent egotism. If you can't say good and encouraging things, say nothing. Nothing is often a good thing to do, and always a clever thing to say.”
Durant, Will. Commencement Speech. We Have a Right To Be Happy Today. Webb School of Claremont, CA. 7 Jun 1958.
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWinfield Scott Hancock
Born: February 14, 1824
Died: February 9, 1886 (aged 61)
Bio: Winfield Scott Hancock was a career U.S. Army officer and the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 1880. He served with distinction in the Army for four decades, including service in the Mexican-American War and as a Union general in the American Civil War.