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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1836
AUTHOR: Hussein I (1935–99)
QUOTATION: We should face reality and our past mistakes in an honest, adult way. Boasting of glory does not make glory, and singing in the dark does not dispel fear.
ATTRIBUTION: HUSSEIN, king of Jordan, remarks during a conference of Arab chiefs of state, Khartoum, Sudan, August 30, 1967, as reported by The New York Times, August 31, 1967, p. 6.