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Cardinal Richelieu Quotes and Sayings

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Secrecy is the first essential in affairs of state.
- Cardinal Richelieu

If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men,
I will find something in them which will hang him.
- Cardinal Richelieu

War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men.
- Cardinal Richelieu

Carry on any enterprise as if all future success depended on it.
- Cardinal Richelieu

 

Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men,
and I will find an excuse in them to hang him.
- Cardinal Richelieu

I was excellent.
Everybody loved me.
I love myself, and I like bums.
- Cardinal Richelieu

Whatever hysteria exists is inflamed by mystery,
suspicion and secrecy.
Hard and exact facts will cool it.
- Elia Kazan

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Secrecy sets barriers between men, but at the same
time offers the seductive temptation to break through
the barriers by gossip or confession.
- Georg Simmel

Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction.
- Edward Teller

Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of.
- Bill Moyers

But then, so far as I know, I am the only performer
who ever pledged his assistants to secrecy,
honor and allegiance under a notarial oath.
- Harry Houdini

A diagnosis is burden enough without being burdened by secrecy and shame.
- Jane Pauley

Secrecy is the enemy of efficiency, but don't let anyone know it.
- Ric Ocasek

The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy,
but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
- Niels Bohr

Secrecy involves a tension which, at the moment of revelation,
finds its release.
- Georg Simmel

The higher the classification of secrecy,
the quicker you will report it.
- George P. Shultz

The sinner will not confess, nor will the priest receive his confession,
if the veil of secrecy is removed.
- DeWitt Clinton

Every relationship between two individuals or two groups
will be characterized by the ratio of secrecy that is involved in it.
- Georg Simmel

While all deception requires secrecy,
all secrecy is not meant to deceive.
- Sissela Bok

I like to write in a shroud of secrecy because I have
to keep finding ways to scare myself.
- M. Night Shyamalan

Secrecy is the element of all goodness;
even virtue,
even beauty is mysterious.
- Thomas Carlyle

Children love secret club houses.
They love secrecy even when there's no need for secrecy.
- Donna Tartt

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
- Jeremy Taylor

The better the information it has, the better democracy works.
Silence and secrecy are never good for it.
- Kate Adie

Secrecy is thus, so to speak, a transition stadium
between being and not-being.
- Georg Simmel

Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy,
ought never to be the system of a regular government.
- Jeremy Bentham

The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

Life within the Kremlin was shrouded in impenetrable secrecy.
- Harrison Salisbury

In all secrets there is a kind of guilt,
however beautiful or joyful they may be,
or for what good end they may be set to serve.
Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind.
- Gilbert Parker

The very word "secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society;
and we are as a people inherently and historically
opposed to secret societies,
to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
- John F. Kennedy

At that time we were very definitely told that under
no circumstances should there be any secret chapters
or any other secrecy in the life of the Party,
but that everything should be done publicly.
- Fritz Sauckel

We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy.
From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction.
We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes.
We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect.
- Sissela Bok

There are many hands touching ballots after a voter
drops his ballot into the ballot box.
There is no guarantee of ballot secrecy for anyone,
which makes the whole system vulnerable to intimidation and bribery.
- Bob Schaffer

They work in secrecy.
I can't get any information.
You can't find out anything until they get out to the floor.
And it's hard to lick em at that stage.
They're a closed corporation.
When they stick together, you can't lick em on the floor.
- John William McCormack

This persistence as private firms continued because
it ensured the maximum of anonymity and secrecy to
persons of tremendous public power who dreaded public
knowledge of their activities as an evil almost as great as inflation.
- Carroll Quigley

So far as I know, there were no pains taken to preserve secrecy on this subject;
that is,
I saw no attempt made to keep any of the inmates of
the Convent in ignorance of the murder of children.
- Maria Monk

In such a case secrecy must be absolute to be effective,
and although mere vague curiosity induced many persons
of my intimate acquaintance to ask to be allowed to
just go in and have a peep,
I never admitted anyone.
- Henry Bessemer

I am absolutely opposed to a national ID card.
This is a total contradiction of what a free society is all about.
The purpose of government is to protect the secrecy
and the privacy of all individuals,
not the secrecy of government.
We don't need a national ID card.
- Ron Paul

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Beauty is whatever gives joy.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Whatever you say, say with kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you,
but it is most important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Whatever happens, always look to tomorrow -
with courage and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever happened, forgive others, forgive yourself,
move forward, live for today and tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power of kindness.
Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go,
radiate your kindness to all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever it takes.
- Anonymous

Know that you can have whatever you want,
when you ask from a compassionate heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!
- John Lennon

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

Whatever happens, take responsibility.
- Tony Robbins

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
- Maimonides

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Live life with no regrets and no resentments.
Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others. Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe,
it can achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others.
Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The meaning of Life is whatever we Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life was meant to be lived,
and curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason,
turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Today, I choose to create joy in my life.
Whatever my external circumstances,
I choose to see all of life through joyful eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man does not weave this web of life.
He is merely a strand of it.
Whatever he does to the web,
he does to himself.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.
- Chief Seattle


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