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Thou hast betrayed thy secret as a bird betrays her nest, by striving to conceal it. (Quote by - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us. (Quote by - Elbert Hubbard)

In that corroding secrecy which gnaws the heart to show the effect, but not the cause. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

The government is trying to shove the NSA and AT&T illegal spying operation under an impenetrable cloak of secrecy. They are essentially arguing that no one can ever go to court to stop illegal surveillance, so long as they claim it was done in the name of national security. (Quote by - Kevin Bankston)

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

Nevertheless, Amnesty International welcomes today's actions, as even the seemingly minor details in these documents may help shed light on the secrecy surrounding the detainees' cases. (Quote by - Eric Olson)

He who trusts a secret to his servant makes his own man his master. (Quote by - John Dryden)

The Parole Board ... is currently wrapped in secrecy and that secrecy was there initially for good reason. (Quote by - Jim McGinty)

It was the culture of secrecy that allowed corruption to flourish when the Liberals ran things around here. (Quote by - Pat Martin)

Let the people know the facts, and the country will be safe. (Quote by - Abraham Lincoln)

A lot of what goes on over there is shrouded in such secrecy. The North Koreans have made it very, very hard to get out. Over the years, a lot of people have been sent back over the border. In this instance, we had a name. It was very appropriate for the international community to call it out. (Quote by - Jay Lefkowitz)

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. (Quote by - Maria Monk)

With a woman, always make good use of a secret. She will be proportionally grateful to you, like a scoundrel who grants his respect to an honest man he has been unable to swindle. (Quote by - Honore de Balzac)

It is a secret in the Oxford sense. You may tell it to only one person at a time. (Quote by - Oliver Franks)

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. (Quote by - Bob Schaffer)

Leaks are good. There is too much secrecy in our government. Sometimes the government knows about a problem and it takes a leak to embarrass the bureaucracy and get them to do something about it. (Quote by - Joan Claybrook)

The issuance of a subpoena is obviously a cover for collusion, and the leaking of the subpoena makes a mockery of grand jury secrecy. (Quote by - Bob Bennett)

The secrecy that shrouded the vote counting by the special election committee cast doubts on the results and lacks transparency. (Quote by - Hosni Mubarak)

I have play'd the fool, the gross fool, to believe The bosom of a friend will hold a secret Mine own could not contain. (Quote by - Philip Massinger)

Secrecy is the first essential in affairs of state (Quote by - Cardinal Richelieu)

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. (Quote by - Harry Houdini)

The most unfortunate thing about the system is the secrecy of the board. (Quote by - Kirby Dick)

Everyone agrees that a secret should be kept intact, but everyone does not agree as to the nature and importance of secrecy. Too often we consult ourselves as to what we should say, what we should leave unsaid. There are few permanent secrets, and the scruple against revealing them will not last forever. (Quote by - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld)

O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands. (Quote by - Sun Tzu)

No violation is dumb because we're talking about the Constitution here. Fisher should not be calling the other members of the commission. There is no such thing as a trivial violation of the Constitution. Secrecy is not the way to build confidence. Openness is the way to build confidence. (Quote by - Barbara Peterson)


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