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Secrecy Quotes

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

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

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 is the freedom tyrants dream of.
- Bill Moyers

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
- Jeremy Taylor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- 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

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

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

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

There is sanctuary in being alone with nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Face the facts of being what you are,
for that is what changes what you are.
- Soren Kierkegaard

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to honor my being,
release each and every struggle,
gather strength from life's storms,
relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor your being,
Release each and every struggle,
Gather strength from life's storms,
Relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Confidence comes not from always being right
but from not fearing to be wrong.
- Peter T. Mcintyre

The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
- John Wayne

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis,
but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
- Mother Teresa

Nothing big ever came from being small.
- William J. Clinton

Freedom lies in being bold.
- Robert Frost

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I'm trusting and being myself...
everything in my life reflects this
by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain

Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha


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