Give It To Them Straight. You've probably heard your professors tell you over and over again, "stick to the facts". And they're right: there's no better way to make your point and win your argument. And even those who disagree with your conclusion will respect you for being honest and having the guts to tell it like it is.
-- Michael Bloomberg (1942-), former New York City mayor, Tufts University commencement address (2007)